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Lourdes Aleman's Personal Story

Lourdes Aleman's Personal Story

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

Added 12 months ago | 00:02:57 | 630 views

Lourdes, a Cuban-American, shares her greatest source of inspiration throughout her journey to becoming a scientist, a story of her father’s remarkable perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity.

Labeling Tumors with Quantum Dots

Labeling Tumors with Quantum Dots

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

Added 12 months ago | 00:02:50 | 1008 views

Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor crystals with vivid colors that can be used as visual labels in biology and medicine. Quantum dots excited by UV radiation emit light with an energy and color that is determined by the size of the quan...

Darcy Wanger's Personal Story

Darcy Wanger's Personal Story

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

Added 12 months ago | 00:02:53 | 719 views

Darcy describes her realization that science is not something “done—in the past tense” by people long ago, but rather an exciting pursuit that requires social interactions to solve current real-world questions.

Designing Probes to Image Proteins Inside Living Cells 2.0

Designing Probes to Image Proteins ...

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

Added 12 months ago | 00:02:53 | 562 views

Samuel discusses his research on designing new tools to track the movement of proteins within cells. He explains how understanding the relationship between pKa and pH was critical for the design of a new sensor, which he hopes can be use...

Samuel Thompson's Personal Story

Samuel Thompson's Personal Story

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

Added 12 months ago | 00:04:08 | 591 views

Samuel brings a sense of play to his science research that he traces back to his love of the performing arts and his early exposure to science as a child. He also relates that his identity as a gay-man from a conservative Southern town h...

Detecting Explosives to Save Lives in War Zone

Detecting Explosives to Save Lives ...

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

Added 12 months ago | 00:03:33 | 643 views

Stefanie explains how her research on designing sensors for explosives depends on the principles of VSEPR (valence shell electron pair repulsion) theory. Stefanie’s sensor design amplifies small-scale changes in bond angles following int...

Stefanie Sydlik's Personal Story

Stefanie Sydlik's Personal Story

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

Added 12 months ago | 00:02:27 | 529 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 12 months ago | 00:02:54 | 624 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 12 months ago | 00:02:44 | 509 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 12 months ago | 00:02:39 | 445 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 12 months ago | 00:02:42 | 499 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 12 months ago | 00:02:40 | 632 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...