MELBOURNE, FLA. – Dr. Ralph Turingan, Florida Tech professor of biological sciences, has earned a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar grant to the Philippines. This is the second Fulbright Award for Turingan who also was a Fulbright Scholar in 2005-2006.
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. Under his first Fulbright grant, Turingan led a marine fish biology course in the Philippines at the University of the Philippines in Visayas, Iloilo City.
His second Fulbright award is in recognition of 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.