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Top graduate students from U.S. convene with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

Nineteen of the top graduate student researchers from the United States were chosen to attend the 64th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany

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May 22, 2014
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OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Nineteen of the top graduate student researchers from the United States were chosen to attend the 64th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, from June 29 to July 4.

Nearly 600 young researchers from 80 countries will attend the week-long meeting in Germany dedicated to physiology and medicine this year. The 2014 group of students is sponsored by Mars, Incorporated and ORAU.

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates have annually convened in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers from around the world. Laureates and students exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks throughout the week. All attendees must pass through a competitive application and selection process managed by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Throughout the week, the 38 participating Laureates will lecture in the mornings on the topic of their choice related to physiology and medicine and participate in smaller question and answer sessions in the afternoons. Students will also interact with the Laureates and other international students during the week for more informal discussions regarding such tops as global health, the latest findings in cancer or Aids research and future research approaches to medicine.

For more information regarding the 64th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, visit the ORAU-Lindau website. The ORAU-Lindau website and all logistical arrangements for the participants are being administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, a DOE institute managed by ORAU.

The 19 students, listed by sponsor, are:

Mars, Inc., Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Teon Brooks New York University Psychology and Linguistics
Roxanne Croze University of California Santa Barbara Biology
Katheryne Downes University of Maryland Clinical Psychology
Rianne Esquivel University of Pennsylvania Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Mehreen Kouser University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Neuroscience
Bomy Lee Chung Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Lauren Matlock-Colangelo Cornell University Biological Engineering
Erika Moen University of Chicago Biology
Jasmine Oliver University of South Florida Physics
Takara Scott Morehouse School of Medicine Biology
ORAU Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Valerie Darcey Georgetown University Biological Basis of Behavior
Joseph Darling Syracuse University Chemistry
Robin Fropf University of Wisconsin-Madison Biology
Alexandra Keefe University of Utah School of Medicine Biology
Jordan McCall Washington University-St. Louis Biology and Psychology
Tracy Norman Georgia Institute of Technology Kinesiology
Brittany Rohrman Rice University Physics
Richard Smith University of Maryland Neurobiology and Physiology
Alexandra Walsh Vanderbilt University Biomedical Engineering

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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