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Jingnan Lu's Personal Story

Jingnan Lu's Personal Story

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

Added 1 year ago | 00:02:42 | 651 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 1 year ago | 00:02:40 | 842 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 1 year ago | 00:02:14 | 755 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 1 year ago | 00:02:47 | 566 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 1 year ago | 00:03:49 | 519 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 1 year ago | 00:02:59 | 722 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 1 year ago | 00:02:52 | 438 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 1 year ago | 00:03:16 | 501 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 ...

Catherine L. Drennan's Personal Story

Catherine L. Drennan's Personal Story

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

Added 1 year ago | 00:05:10 | 550 views

Cathy explains how her dyslexia, and other people’s low expectations of her because of it, have not prevented her from excelling in science and becoming a full professor at MIT. In fact, her “disability” has given her a unique set of vis...

Targeting Ulcer Causing H. pylori Bacteria

Targeting Ulcer Causing H. pylori B...

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

Added 1 year ago | 00:02:51 | 555 views

Sarah studies a protein from a pathogenic bacterium that is found in the stomach and is known to cause ulcers. She explains how the bacterium survives in the low pH environment of the stomach by using a nickel-dependent protein to buffer...

Sarah Bowman's Personal Story

Sarah Bowman's Personal Story

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

Added 1 year ago | 00:02:09 | 465 views

Sarah shares how she “changed her mind” about careers after completing her first bachelors degree in the humanities and taking a chemistry class that opened her eyes to the wonders of atoms and molecules. She urges people to pursue what ...

Understanding Chemotherapeutic Drug Targets

Understanding Chemotherapeutic Drug...

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

Added 1 year ago | 00:02:44 | 429 views

Nozomi conducts research on a protein that is essential for DNA synthesis, repair, and replication. She explains how this protein is in equilibrium between an active and an inactive form, and how discovering strategies to lock the protei...