ChemTalk (chemistrytalk.org) is a brand-new non-profit, whose mission is to make chemistry more fun, easier to learn, and more accessible to people around the world - in the safest manner possible and also to be perceived in a more positive way. On our podcast, we interview chemists, scientists, and educators from across the globe who show the many career paths that involve chemistry, and how a love for chemistry can manifest itself in many unique ways.
Episode 41: Dr. Steven Clarke on Biochemistry and Biochemists
What makes a good scientist? What makes a good student? On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Emma Stewart, hosts Jasmine Winter and John Strojny talk about their interview with Dr. Steven Clarke, UCLA’s Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We hope you enjoy! If you would like to know more about Dr. Steven Clarke, you can check out his research here or reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 40: Dr. Karen Wooley on Sugar Plastics and Sustainability
What if we could make bags out of the food we eat? On this electrifying episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Presley Vu, hosts Yeongseo Son and Alexander Seo talk about their interview with Dr. Karen Wooley, a Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University. She shares her work with sustainability, sugars, and industry. We hope you enjoy! If you would like to know more about Dr. Karen Wooley, you can check out her research here or reach her by email at email@example.com
Episode 39: Dr. Martin Chalfie on his Nobel Prize Winning Work on Green Fluorescent Protein
The most humble creatures on earth sometimes reveal incredible solutions and secrets. GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein), naturally found in jellyfish, is a marker used in almost all biological laboratories. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Presley Vu, hosts Yeongseo Son and John Strojny talk about their interview with Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Martin Chalfie, a University Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. He was the first to succeed in transferring and expressing the Gfp gene in organisms other than jellyfish. He shares with us his humble, nonlinear journey as a scientist as well as his astounding discoveries. We hope you enjoy! If you like to know more about Dr. Martin Chalfie, you can check out his research here or reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 38: Dr. Robert Bergman on the Bergman Cyclization and Organic Synthesis
Organic chemistry is art. Each chemical structure comes with a certain number of lines, a certain shape, a certain essence to it. How can we manipulate a chemical reaction to produce a useful product? How can we defy what chemistry claims to be incredibly hard and accomplish unique mechanisms? On this episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by KG Gude, hosts Olivia Lambertson and Jasmine Winter talk about their interview with Dr. Robert Bergman, the Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at UC Berkeley with an Emeritus status. Elaborating on his work with the Bergman Cyclization and more, Dr. Bergman tells us about the motivations, results, and beauty behind organic chemistry. If you like to know more about Dr. Robert Bergman, you can reach him by email at email@example.com.
Episode 37: Dr. Robert Lefkowitz on his Nobel Prize Winning Work on G-Protein Coupled Receptors
With curiosity and creativity, there are no limits. We can be scientists. We can be doctors. We can be authors. Our renowned guest today has done all three. On this riveting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry edited by Presley Vu, hosts Yeongseo Son and Grace Go talk about their interview with Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, a James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry at Duke University. He elaborates on his Nobel Prize winning work on G-protein coupled receptors. We hope you enjoy! If you like to know more about Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, you can check out his research here or reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out his book “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm: The Adrenaline-Fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist.”
Episode 36: Dr. Sarah King on Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Studying Abroad
A tool to help us study the structures of atoms and molecules, spectroscopy is used everywhere to solve big problems. From astronomers who are determining the distance of a distant star to chemists who are solving biochemical problems, spectroscopy has a unified purpose: to see better. On this exciting episode of Let’s Talk Chemistry (edited by Presley Vu), hosts Jasmine Winter and Nina Deng talk about their interview with Dr. Sarah King, a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago. She elaborates on her work on interface dynamics, ultrafast spectroscopy, and studying abroad in Germany. We hope you enjoy! If you like to know more about Dr. Sarah King, you can check out her research here or reach her by email at email@example.com.
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