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Karen, whose specialty is in metals, shares about the discovery of metal-based anti-cancer drugs. She hopes to make the science behind this discovery approachable for audiences of all backgrounds, to learn about the barriers medical science face in becoming accessible to patients, and become energized about scientific discovery and innovation.
We are masters of feeling guilty every time we get distracted by our hobbies when we feel like we should be working. But what if our hobbies are actually enhancing our careers? Bolstered by a recent scientific study, scientist and punk rocker Karen McFarlane Holman proposes a way for us to quickly dispel guilt and identify our strengths that we may not have recognized before.
Lectures and Interviews
Join Karen McFarlane Holman, Professor of Chemistry at Willamette University, as she delves into the science of the 1930s in this final lecture of this four-part lecture series that is offered in conjunction with the “Forgotten Stories: Northwest Public Art in the 1930s” exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
For today’s conversation, Professor of Chemistry Karen McFarlane Holman ’90 is joined by Dara Wright. Dara is a Willamette University graduate from the Class of 1997 and currently serves as the EVP and President of the Clinical Diagnostics Group at Bio-Rad Laboratories. She is an experienced biotechnology leader with a demonstrated track record of commercial success in both research and clinical sectors.