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Vision Bagonza (’17, biology major, chemistry minor, honors program) has been selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place in late June in Lindau, Germany. Only the 400 most qualified young scientists are selected for this opportunity, described on the web site as: “Once every year, 30 to 40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange between scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.” Vision was nominated for the honor by Augsburg’s Nobel Laureate, Dr. Peter Agre. In the past Dr. Agre nominated two other Augsburg students, Brian Krohn and Kirubel Gezejegn, who both received the award.
Throughout her undergraduate career, Vision has engaged in multiple research experiences, including the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics, and several years in Dr. Ben Stottrup’s biophysics lab. Her first summer research experience was funded by donor and board member Dean Sundquist. Congratulations, Vision.