We are proud to announce that two great candidates, Albert Canturri and Gustavo López, have been selected as 2020-21 MnDRIVE scholars.
The MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures (GFV) seeks to promote a broader and deeper understanding of our interconnected food systems through experiential cohort learning. Graduates with a broader understanding of food production, processing, protection, and policies will be better able to apply their disciplinary expertise to advance MN food economies and improve the lives of Minnesotans.
MnDRIVE scholars receive $13,000 to support their graduate education during the academic year and/or summer. Awardees participate in specific experiential learning activities to broaden their understanding of the US food supply chains, agribusinesses, and food policies. The award provides $4,000 funding for the required learning activities and $1,000 for elective experiential learning and professional development activities.
Information regarding eligibility and requirements as well as the application is avaible in the MnDRIVE webapge.
Gustavo López obtained his DVM degree in Venezuela and is currently a PhD student advised by Dr. Montserrat Torremorell. His research is focused on Influenza A virus and its transmission dynamics.
Albert Canturri obtained his DVM degree in Spain and is currently a PhD student advised by Dr. Maria Pieters. His work will focus on the pathogenesis and epidemiology of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.