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Student Serves on Panel With Nobel Winners at Prestigious Conference

Many students to take part in workshops and symposia during the summer, but Mallory Ladd got the chance to participate in a particularly notable event.

Ladd, a graduate research fellow and doctoral student the joint UTOak Ridge National Laboratory Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, attended the sixty-fifth annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.

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The meeting, held June 28–July 3, brought together 650 budding scientists from around the world along with sixty-five Nobel laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology and medicine.

“This meeting really changed the way I think about a lot of things,” said Ladd, who noted the only way for her to attend the event again is to return as a Nobel Prize winner. “Speaking with scientists from around the world, and from multiple generations, offered such a unique perspective I’m not sure I could have gained any other way and gave me newfound motivation to get into the lab and discover something new.”

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