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More than 25 U.S. students chosen to attend record-breaking Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

U.S. doctoral students will join record number of Nobel Laureates for physiology and medicine meeting

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Nearly 30 U.S. doctoral students leading the way in physiology and medicine have been chosen to attend the 68th  Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer.

This year's meeting will be held from June 24 to June 29 at the Inselhalle in Lindau, Germany. The 29 U.S. students in attendance will be joined by 43 Nobel Laureates, the most to ever attend a medicine meeting, and nearly 600 young scientists from more than 84 countries, making this the most diverse Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting ever held.

From the U.S. participants, ORAU sponsored 10 students, while the additional 19 participants were sponsored by Lockheed Martin or the student's enrolled institution.

Discussion among attendees of the 68th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Photo courtesy of Julia Nimke/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

During the five-day meeting period, students will have the opportunity to attend lectures given by the Laureates and to participate in informal discussions regarding meeting topics while networking with international students in the fields of physiology and medicine. Since 1951, Nobel Laureates have annually convened in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with students and researchers from around the world.

"The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings provide young researchers the opportunity to engage in meaningful and intellectual dialogue with experts in their chosen disciplines about cutting-edge research developments," said Michelle Goodson, who manages the program for ORAU. "During the meeting, young scientists build relationships and professional networks for future collaborations. This unique experience is invaluable to students."

Students invited to attend the meeting must first pass a competitive application and selection process managed by ORAU's University Partnership Office in conjunction with the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

For more information regarding the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, visit the ORAU-Lindau website.

68th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Medicine and Physiology

ORAU Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Richard Baylis University of Virginia Cardiovascular Disease
Mark Chen Duke University Radiation Oncology/Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Chelsea Cockburn Virginia Commonwealth University Microbiology and Immunology
Joshua Cohen Johns Hopkins University Oncology
Jimmy Patel Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Drug Discovery
Kathryn Schwienteck Virginia Commonwealth University Drugs of Abuse
Miriam Van Dyke Emory University Epidemiology
Angela Wagner The University of Texas at Austin Novel Therapies for Oncology
Jared Wallace University of Utah Oncological Sciences
Dennis Zhou Georgia Institute of Technology Biomedical Engineering
Lockheed Martin Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Anastasia Beiriger University of Chicago Developmental Biology
Brittany Clawson University of Michigan Systems Neuroscience
Cameron Flayer University of California, Davis Pharmacology and Toxicology
Kiah Hardcastle Stanford University Neuroscience
Korrie Mack University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Lindau Meeting Participants Sponsored by the University
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Fredrick Damen Purdue University Cardiovascular Imaging
Colleen Garvey University of Southern California (PIBBS; Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine) Cancer Biology and Genomics
Solina Goleva Vanderbilt University Neurology
Chelsea Hepler University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Metabolism/Diabetes
Andrew Kim University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Medicine, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Samantha Larsen The Rockefeller University Skin Stem Cell Biology and Immunology
Patrick Malone Georgetown University Medicine and Neuroscience
Ryan Morrie University of California, Berkeley Neuroscience
Robert Nwokonko Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Calcium Channels/Calcium Signaling
Lauren Randolph Pennsylvania State University Biomedical Engineering
Aleesa Schlientz University of Oregon (and NIH) Molecular Biology
Vladislav Sviderskiy New York University School of Medicine Molecular Oncology and Tumor Immunology
Alexandra Walls University of Washington (Schultz travel fellowship) Structural Biology
Amy Wisdom Duke University Molecular Cancer Biology

About ORAU

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 150 colleges and universities, 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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