Turner named Rhodes Scholar

Cheryl Walker
Wake Forest University News

Brandon Turner, a Wake Forest senior who studies biophysics and plays rugby, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Turner, who is from Fontana, Calif., conducts research on the molecular structure of proteins.

He is among 32 Americans chosen by the Rhodes Trust Nov. 19 to study at England’s Oxford University in 2012 as Rhodes Scholars. At Oxford, he plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in global health science and then a master’s degree in public health.

At Wake Forest, he is majoring in biophysics with a minor in sociology.

“Receiving this honor has been an amazing experience,” Turner said. “I truly believe that this is as much a testament to the support and mentoring I’ve received at Wake Forest, and my family, as anything else.”

He is the 12th Wake Forest student to be named a Rhodes Scholar in the past 25 years.

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