MMCRI welcomes visiting scholars from both domestic and international institutions.

Scientists who collaborate with MMCRI faculty may be extended a Visiting Scientist appointment to come and collaborate onsite. International scholars may work with MMCRI’s International Office for sponsorship of a J-1 Research Scholar, Short Term Scholar, or Specialist visa as part of the Exchange Visitor Program.

Please contact Liz Bergst at for more information.

Meet one of our Visiting Scholars:

Yosta Vegting, Visiting Scholar – Rosen Lab

Yosta is a medical student from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.  She came to MMCRI in 2018 participate in research collaboration before graduating.  Yosta is in the Rosen Lab doing research on a newly discovered hormone, called irisin. Irisin is made by muscles when exercising and could help to build our knowledge regarding why exercising is healthy.  Yosta is looking forward to using the research techniques learned at MMCRI to pursue her PhD.