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

Fifty-four of the top U.S. graduate student researchers in the fields of physics, physiology/medicine and chemistry to attend 65th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

May 4, 2015

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Fifty-four of the top U.S. graduate student researchers in the fields of physics, physiology/medicine and chemistry have been chosen to attend the 65th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

The students will be among the nearly 650 young researchers from 89 countries attending the June 28 to July 3 meeting in Lindau, Germany. The attendance for the 2015 group of U.S. students is sponsored by Mars Inc., NASA, the National Science Foundation 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 70 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 65th 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 54 students, listed by sponsor, are:

Mars, Inc., Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Taylor Feehley The University of Chicago Immunology
Dominic Frank, III Northwestern University Neuroscience
Nicholas Haynes Duke University Physics
Mallory Ladd The University of Tennessee Energy and Science Engineering
Joseph Manser University of Notre Dame Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Bomy Lee Chung Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Courtney Passow Kansas State University Biology
Kaleigh Reno University of Delaware Chemical Engineering
Jessica Ungerleider University of Southern California, San Diego Bioengineering
Laurel Yohe Stony Brook, New York Ecology and Evolution
National Science Foundation Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
James Atkinson University of Central Florida Physics
Andrew Robert Bogaard University of Washington Neuroscience
Cameron Brown Duke University Chemistry
Aaron Buikema Massachusetts Institute of Technology Physics
Christine Carney Northwestern University Chemistry
Christopher Chapman University of California, Davis Biomedical Engineering
Stacy Copp University of California, Santa Barbara Physics
Jeffery Dick The University of Texas at Austin Chemistry
Michael Dodd University of Washington Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ryan Forrest University of Notre Dame Computational Chemistry
Krista Freeman Carnegie Mellon University Physics
Matthew Gebbie University of California Santa Barbara Materials Science
Stephen Groskreutz University of Pittsburgh Chemistry
Arvind Kalidindi Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials Science and Engineering
Kyle Klavetter University of Texas at Austin Chemical Engineering
Felicia Lucci Tufts University Chemistry
Christopher Madl Stanford University Bioengineering
Nicole Marinsek University of California Santa Barbara Dynamical Neuroscience
Wilnelly Maritinez-Ortiz New York University Molecular Pharmacology
Travis Meyer Georgia Institute of Technology Biomedical Engineering
Carina Minardi Georgetown University Chemistry
Julia Nepper University of Wisconsin-Madison Biophysics
Stephen Oja University of Washington Chemistry
Youcef Ouadah Stanford University Cancer Biology
Lewis Sharpnack Kent State University Physics
Gregory Su University of California Santa Barbara Materials Sciences
Sarah Wildgen University of Kansas Chemistry
NASA Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Noel Baker NASA, administered by ORAU Mechanical Engineering
Tyler Robinson NASA, administered by ORAU Astronomy
Lauren Zamora NASA, administered by ORAU Oceanography
ORAU Lindau Meeting Participants
Student Name University Name Research Specialty
Justine Arrington Purdue University Analytical Chemistry
Megan Capozzi Vanderbilt University Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Moataz Gadalla Johns Hopkins University Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Kevin Heylman University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Chemistry
Whitney Ingram University of Georgia Physics
Michael Jones University of North Texas Chemistry
Lauren Marbella University of Pittsburgh Chemistry
Erica Marti University of Nevada, Las Vegas Environmental Engineering
Rana Mohamed Florida State University Organic Chemistry
Iain Oswald University of Texas at Dallas Chemistry
Gregory Richards Georgia Institute of Technology Physics
John Schell University of Utah Biological Chemistry
Avik Som Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical Engineering
Jonathan Stange Temple University Clinical Psychology/Clinical Science

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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