Paul Bergen Selected as Presitgious Marcus L. Urann Fellow

Paul Bergen2012 Auburn University graduate, Paul Bergen, was selected as a Marcus L. Urann Fellow. This award of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is presented to select members entering the first year of graduate or professional school. Bergen is one of six recipients nationally and one of 190 students to receive an institutional nomination for the fellowship.  Only one student per university may be nominated. As a part of the fellowship, Bergen received $15,000.

Bergen graduated from Auburn with a 3.97 GPA and earned degrees in both microbiology and German. He is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, where he is continuing research that he began in Auburn's Department of Biological Sciences.

As a recent winner of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Bergen will pursue a Ph.D. in pathology at the University of Cambridge with a focus on how salmonella infects the host intestinal cell and overcomes the host immune response to cause disease. Bergen was one of 40 students nationally to receive this scholarship.

The Marcus L. Urann Fellowships were created by Phi Kappa Phi in 2009 and is the top fellowship given. A grant from the Alice and Russell True Foundation has provided the funds needed to endow this fellowship.