CI MED Student Speaks to International Gathering of Nobel Laureates
A Carle Illinois College of Medicine student has been selected to present his research to an international gathering of Nobel-prize-winning scientists.
CI MED student Christian Guerrero-Juarez is one of 45 young scientists from around the world chosen to present their work at the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The meeting is designed to help young scientists encounter and have fruitful discussions with the world’s foremost scientists. This year’s meeting focuses on physiology and medicine. Forty Nobel prize winners and up to 600 invited young scientists are expected to attend.
Guerrero-Juarez will present a talk titled, “A multiscale, systems-level approach highlights the spatiotemporal regulatory growth mechanisms of a complex mini organ,” on Wednesday, June 28. Presenters at the Lindau Meetings represent an elite group of next-generation scientists selected through a competitive, multi-stage application and nomination process. They become alumni of the Lindau meetings and stay connected as ambassadors of the scientific dialogue fostered there.
Since joining CI MED, Guerrero-Juarez has received multiple honors, including selection as a finalist for the Illinois Innovation Award. Guerrero-Juarez was also selected as the recipient of the Dr. Senen Dalisay Memorial Scholarship for outstanding students involved in early cancer detection research at the University of Illinois. He also received the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Fellowship Stipend Award to fund his travel to the meeting in Germany.
Guerrero-Juarez holds a doctorate degree in biological sciences from the University of California at Irvine and is finishing his first year at Carle Illinois College of Medicine.