Touched by a Nobel: Phillip Fitzgerald ’11

It’s not often one gets to meet a Nobel prize winner. But here’s our very own recent salutatorian, Phillip Fitzgerald ’11, biochemistry and molecular biology, rubbing elbows with Ei-ichi Negishi, who won the chemistry prize last year.

As you might imagine, this meeting was not a complete coincidence. Phillip, who plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this fall, is the second UMBC student in as many years to attend the annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. (Read the full story here.) Perhaps someday he’ll be the first UMBC Nobel winner!

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