WFU students named 2022 Goldwater Scholars

Photo of Landon Bradshaw and John Billos

Congratulations to Landon Bradshaw and John Billos! They have been named 2022 Barry S. Goldwater Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year. Goldwater Scholars have impressive academic and research credentials that have garnered the attention of prestigious post-graduate fellowship programs. The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in these fields.

As a junior biochemistry and molecular biology major from Lake City, South Carolina, Bradshaw was inspired to move forward with his application for the Goldwater Scholarship after hearing that his friend, John, a sophomore computer science major, planned to apply.

It gives me much hope for the future and signifies that I have what it takes to make a significant contribution to the field of regenerative medicine in the future,” said Landon Bradshaw about winning this award.

As a member of Dr. Joshua Currie‘s lab and a former researcher in Wake Forest’s School of Medicine, the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and the lab at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, Bradshaw is energized by the critical thinking and experimentation that creates new knowledge through discovery. After graduation, Bradshaw plans to attend medical school. He hopes to develop regenerative medicine therapies in the lab and see them used in the clinic firsthand.

You may read more from author Kim McGrath at Wake Forest News.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence in Education Foundation shared the Scholar’s Press Release on March 25.