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EP21: Semi-Synthetic Life with Professor Floyd Romesberg



Listen to @PhDTrekkers where Yan interviews Professor Floyd Romesberg in the Chemistry Department at the Scripps Research Institute. Floyd talked about his fascinating multidisciplinary research in chemical biology and the unique challenges associated with it. Specifically, Floyd talks about his journey from a high school student with a 1.8 GPA to pursuing graduate degrees in science, from zero knowledge & experience in chemical biology starting his postdoc career to multiple biotech startup companies, and from 15 years of searching for new genetic alphabet to the forefront of artificial & semi-synthetic life. We even talked about his experiences on giving a TedTalk and his perspectives on our current political climate including discussions on the Russian involvement in our 2016 election, Trump, Charlottesville, and political divisiveness. For more information on Prof. Romesberg's work, please visit: