Those of you who didn’t catch Professor Silvia Jurisson at her Saturday Morning Science lecture on March 4th can get a summary here, given by the lecturer herself. Jurisson’s research falls into the area of chemistry called radiopharmaceuticals—that is, pharmaceutical drugs with a radioactive atom attached for use in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Glascock defines the field of archaeometry, and then details his personal approach to the field. He also notes his attempts to reach out to the archaeometric community in order to further the science.
Wells majored in chemistry at the University of Kansas, assuming she would eventually become a physician. She eventually realized, however, that what she liked most about chemistry was the theory part of problem-solving. After taking some humanities courses, she found herself drawn to law, and when she took a constitutional law course Wells simply “fell in love,” finding multiple connections between chemistry and law in terms of problem-solving, philosophy, and the testing of hypotheses.
Designing radiopharmaceuticals involves combining the right radioisotope with a targeting molecule, in order to take it to the tumor. The selection of the targeting molecule depends upon the type of cancer. In the case of breast cancer, for example, a hormone molecule might be used.