Ralph Turingan, professor of biological sciences, has earned a 2012 Fulbright Scholar grant to the Philippines. This is the second Fulbright Award for Turingan who also was a Fulbright Scholar in 2005-2006.
This Fulbright award recognizes his continuing collaboration with international scientists working in the Philippines after his first award ended. He will conduct ecophysiological research on coral-reef fishes in the lesser known, but critical waters between the Philippines and Taiwan. Under his first Fulbright grant, Turingan led a marine fish biology course in the Philippines at the University of the Philippines.
Turingan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Philippines, a master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, a doctoral degree from the University of Puerto Rico, and post-doctoral training at Florida State University. He has been on the Florida Tech faculty since 1995.