Tag Archives: Chemistry

Scientific Sleuthing

At hand I have a set of known microbial metabolic pathways, a pretty good idea of what some of the intermediate and products are, a lot of chemistry knowledge, and a whole slew of really cool high tech tools. Continue reading

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Thermoplasma acidophilum -a model organism to study iron stress in microbes?

How does T. acidophilum manage the high concentrations of soluble iron, or other metals, liberated by its acidic environment? Continue reading

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Darwin’s 200th Annivesary

Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin.  To me, Charles Darwin embodies the ideals of a scientist and a humanist.  I grew up in a household which did not believe in the evolution of life forms over time through natural … Continue reading

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Professor John M. Essigmann – Mentor and Friend – Wins MIT’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award

Professor John Essigmann was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Award tonight for his work over his tenure at MIT as an advocate for the minority community making students, faculty, and all other members of MIT feel welcome at … Continue reading

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Jarrett Goetz – Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

I met Jarrett during my stint as Vice President of the MIT Graduate Student Council in the 2004-2005 school year.  He was in the MIT Sloan Fellows program and Harvard, John F. Kennedy School of Government (KSG) program and I … Continue reading

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