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Stefanie Sydlik's Personal Story

Stefanie Sydlik's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:27 | 895 views

Stefanie describes how an exciting “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” convinced her to become a chemist. She considers chemistry to be a bridge between biology and physics that can help explain observations made in everyday life.

Imaging Viruses with Nanoscale MRI

Imaging Viruses with Nanoscale MRI

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:54 | 994 views

Ben discusses the concept of orbital degeneracy (two orbitals with the same energy) in relation to his research on nanoscale MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Specifically, he explains how energy level differences detected with nanoscale...

Benjamin Ofori-Okai's Personal Story

Benjamin Ofori-Okai's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:44 | 808 views

Ben describes his realization that his love of problem-solving in math class could have an application in chemistry research. He urges anyone intimidated by science to give it another shot because it can be a lot of fun.

Engineering Enzyme Pathways for Biofuel Development

Engineering Enzyme Pathways for Bio...

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:39 | 737 views

Jingnan research focuses on converting carbon dioxide, an environmental pollutant, into biofuel. Jingnan explains how she engineers a carbon-storing microorganism into a biofuel production pathway. She discusses kinetic parameters she is...

Jingnan Lu's Personal Story

Jingnan Lu's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:42 | 791 views

Jingnan describes how she overcame the challenge of learning English as a teenager when she moved to the United States from China and realized from a research experience that she can use science to help people.

Applying the Special Properties of Halogens in Drug Design

Applying the Special Properties of ...

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:40 | 980 views

Bacteria can develop resistance to antibiotics, creating a need for current and future scientists to develop new types on antibiotics. Kateryna discusses her research on proteins that catalyze a carbon-chlorine bond-forming reaction, and...

Kateryna Kozyrytska's Personal Story

Kateryna Kozyrytska's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:14 | 904 views

Kateryna, a female biochemist born in Ukraine, describes how as a scientist she doesn’t have to choose between career and home-life like some of her peers back home, that there are examples, even at MIT, of women who have both.

Harnessing Microbes for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration

Harnessing Microbes for Carbon Diox...

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:47 | 666 views

Hector describes how Le Chatelier’s principle and the effects of pressure on solubility relate to his research on harnessing microbes to remove carbon dioxide from the environment. Hector envisions that his research could someday be used...

Hector Hernandez's Personal Story

Hector Hernandez's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:03:49 | 643 views

Hector initially worked in construction, but at age 29, he realized he wanted to use his mind instead of his back in his career. With the help of a key-mentor at a community college, he started studying chemistry, a subject that allowed...

Linking Oxidation to DNA Damage

Linking Oxidation to DNA Damage

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:59 | 857 views

John describes how oxidation reactions in our bodies are both essential for life and responsible for cell damage that can potentially lead to cancer. John’s research focuses on studying how cells respond to toxins that cause oxidative da...

John Essigmann's Personal Story

John Essigmann's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:52 | 545 views

John describes how an early industry experience doing real science pushed him to pursue a career as a professor and professional scientist. He also realizes that the Scientific Method is a framework that can be applied to better understa...

Exploring the Molecular World with X-Ray Diffraction

Exploring the Molecular World with ...

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:03:16 | 621 views

Cathy explains how she and her lab apply the principles of constructive/destructive interference, and other characteristics of light (including energy, frequency, and intensity) in their research using X-ray crystallography to determine ...