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Student to Attend Prestigious Nobel Laureates Meeting

March 9, 2011

Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine are proud to announce that Greg Botta, a student in the MD/PhD program, has been selected to attend the prestigious Lindau meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, this summer. Fellowships to attend the meeting are granted to graduate students from around the world and are highly selective.

Botta received this distinction after a competitive, three tiered selection process; first at the university level and then via two additional U.S. and international selection committees. The meeting offers students the opportunity to hear lectures and interact directly with Nobel laureates. The goal of the assembly is to inspire the next generation of scientists worldwide.

Botta is enrolled in the combined MD/PhD program at Drexel University College of Medicine. The program is designed for a limited number of students who are strongly motivated toward a career in academic medicine and medically oriented research. Students receive advanced training in a specific field of research in addition to their medical education. Botta is studying molecular and cell biology and genetics.

"This is indeed a tremendous honor for Greg," said Barry Waterhouse, PhD, vice dean for biomedical graduate and postgraduate studies. "We are extremely pleased that Greg will be attending on behalf of the College of Medicine and the Drexel University graduate programs, and offer him our congratulations."