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Although I never considered myself a physiologist or a nephrologist, scientists in those fields generously embraced our studies on aquaporins and showered our lab with accolades including the 1999 Homer Smith Award.
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Although they were only in their teens or early twenties, my great grandparents individually left their villages in Norway and Sweden between 1875 and 1885 and migrated to western Minnesota and South Dakota.
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AQP5, the aquaporin from secretory glands, was cloned by Surabhi Raina and was shown by Landon and Soren to have unique distribution in glands and alveolar pneumocytes.
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Dad always raved that Pauling's accomplishments were the greatest, and he instilled in us his view that the Nobel Prize is the closest thing to the Holy Grail.
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Despite eleven years difference in age, Dad and Mom met at a Lutheran church social, fell in love, and married. I was never certain how much their families approved, since even small differences in geographical origins are taken very seriously by Scandinavians.
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Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt.
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Following WWII, my parents moved to Northfield, a town 40 miles south of Minneapolis where Dad was recruited to the chemistry department at St. Olaf College.
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I am certain that in the future, we will be able to capitalize on our understanding of aquaporins to benefit medicine, biotechnology and even agriculture.
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I wondered if the 28 kDa protein might be some sort of channel. I discussed the protein with numerous scientists who were as puzzled as I and who could not provide any insight.
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In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement.
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It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize, because it not only recognizes discoveries, but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
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Johns Hopkins introduced me to two defining events in my life: commitment to biomedical research and meeting my future wife, Mary.
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My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop.
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My father, Courtland Agre, and his two sisters grew up in Wallace, a hamlet in eastern South Dakota where his parents ran the general store.
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My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary.
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My mother, Ellen Swedberg, was the sixth of eight children. Her upbringing was more severe. She was only five years old when her mother died; later her father lost their farm in Twin Brooks, South Dakota during the Depression.
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Our lab had always refrained from keeping our studies secret.
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Preceded two years by my sister Annetta, I was born on January 30, 1949 and received the anglicized name of my grandfather, Peder.
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The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was founded and directed by Tom Pollard, an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm.
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The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems.
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To accommodate their educational needs, my grandparents moved the family to a larger town and ultimately to Minneapolis where Dad earned his B.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota.
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Upon returning to our lab, I felt that we should explore the 28 kDa protein further.
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We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.
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When we share observations, it is clear that her 3-year-old pupils bite each other more often than my 25-year-old graduate students do, but the difference is quantitative and not absolute.
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