Science 360 - The Biotechnology Series

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Meet people with careers in biotechnology

Leah Brown

Science360Leah Brown is CEO and president of Aten Solutions, Inc., a contract research organization based in Cary, North Carolina, that helps pharmaceutical clients get new drugs through the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval process. Leah has a background as an attorney.

Science360Listen below to hear Leah explain how losing her best friend to HIV/AIDS inspired her to start a company, how her work helps new drugs get on the market, and why she loves her career and being an entrepreneur.

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Malcolm Johal

Science360 Malcolm Johal is a customer solutions scientist at Novozymes North America. Malcolm takes the enzymes that his company makes out into the industry to show people how to use them in making biofuels.

Science360Listen below to hear Malcolm explain how enzymes are used in making ethanol and why jobs in biotechnology and science are always changing.

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Dr. Edmund J. Stellwag

Science360 Dr. Edmund J. Stellwag is an associate professor in the biology department and director of the Biotechnology Education Program at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. He is a winner of the Board of Governors Award in Teaching Excellence.

Science360Why do you have two arms instead of four? Listen below to hear Dr. Stellwag explain his interest in questions like this and how studying embryonic stem cells in fish can shed light on human development.

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