You know what’s even better than the GRE?

The Chemistry GRE! I had the opportunity (read:  obligation) to take this test recently, and unlike many, I found I had a really great time.  For those who have yet to take it, the Chem GRE is a 3 hour long test where you are asked a variety of questions on all branches of chemistry, with the major focuses on Organic and Physical, with some inorganic, transition-metal, and analytical chem thrown in for good measure.  In case you...

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Yup, still in Kansas.
Oct24

Yup, still in Kansas.

Wow!  It has certainly been a long time.  I guess a blog can sometimes be like a google reader account.  You can get into the rhythm and read all your articles for a week, but then you forget about it and you get 620 items into your unread folder.  Oops.  Anyhow, here’s just a little post to get y’all updated with what’s going on with me. Senior year is going pretty well  - I’ve been spending 20-30 hours in lab...

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What is chemical biology?  Native Chemical Ligation!
Jun01

What is chemical biology? Native Chemical Ligation!

Disclaimer: I am not an expert. In fact, this series of blog posts is as informative  to me as it is to you. Probably even more so. My views and the views of people interviewed for this blog do not, in fact, reflect what exactly “chemical biology” is, but only a snapshot.  Please direct any comments or suggestions below! On the last “What is Chemical Biology” post, several readers had comments that Chemical Biology was...

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Yale Student Dies in Chemistry Machine Shop

After standing for some time in the rainy streets of Boston, I finally hailed a cab to the airport. As I tried my best to wring myself out, while not making a mess of the cab, the cabbie chattered away into his bluetooth, and the radio was on some news station, barely audible. My ears perked up when I heard “…chemistry…”. I leaned a bit closer to the speakers. “…Yale student died…”...

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