VCU Forensic Science alum receives Fulbright research award

March 26, 2021

A second-generation American, Dylan Naitraj David had the opportunity to return to Trinidad, the nation his parents emigrated from, through the Fulbright research award. Fulbright research awards are competitive grants given to individuals completing research projects in foreign countries or universities. This award not only allowed David the opportunity to learn more about his heritage but also expanded the scope of his cancer research. His passion for research is undeniable as he continuously seeks opportunities to study with experts in the field.

David graduated from VCU with a bachelor’s degree in forensic biology and biology with a minor in chemistry in 2017. While a VCU student, he was an active member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. He also served as a counselor at VCU’s chapter of Camp Kesem. Currently, he is pursuing a master of science degree in immunology at the University of Cincinnati.