Richard Baylis has recently been invited to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany this June. These meetings began in 1951 and aim to create a global community of scientists spanning different cultures, generations, and disciplines. The 68th meeting will be dedicated to physiology and medicine. A record 43 Nobel Laureates will meet with young scientists from 84 different countries to discuss the topics of global relevance to the scientific community. Applicants undergo a rigorous multi-stage selection process including an internal nomination and scientific review panel appointed by the Lindau Council.
“I am thankful for the support of great mentors at UVA and for a learning environment that empowers students to pursue opportunities like the Lindau meetings. I am most interested to discuss how to better translate the rapid expansion of big-data driven scientific discovery to practical improvements in patient care and ways to improve the communication of science to an increasingly skeptical society.”
Richard is an MD/PhD student in the lab of Dr. Gary Owens, Director of UVA’s Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center. He is studying the influence of inflammation on key cell types thought to regulate the stability of high-risk atherosclerotic lesions.