News Release

June 24, 2010

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

School of Medicine Graduate Student Among Those Chosen to Meet with Nobel Laureates

FARMINGTON, CONN. Jodi Eipper-Mains from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine is one of 75 graduate student researchers from the United States who will attend the 60th Annual Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students in Lindau, Germany, from June 27 to July 2. During the meeting, students will attend lectures by the Laureates and will be able to participate in discussions with them on the topics of chemistry, physics and physiology/medicine.

Eipper-Mains, of Hartford, is an M.D./Ph.D. student who is studying the effects of cocaine on gene expression in the mouse brain in an effort to characterize the molecular changes that occur as a result of drug use. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates have annually convened in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers from around the world.

During the meeting, the Laureates will lecture in the mornings on the topic of their choice related to chemistry, physics or physiology/medicine and participate in less formal small group discussions with the students in the afternoons. In addition, the Laureates will join participants at local restaurants during lunches and dinners for more informal discussions. Various networking events are also on the agenda to allow participants to meet other attendees from around the world.

For more information on the 60th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, visit

Caption: Jodi Eipper-Mains, M.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, among those chosen to meet with Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.

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