March 16, 2009
Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling is becoming a fixture on YouTube! In addition to his appearance last week on The Colbert Report, he can also be found on YouTube discussing antimalarial drug research in a video produced by California Connected, an award-winning PBS news magazine.
The segment focuses on the Institute for OneWorld Health, a San Francisco-based nonprofit drug company, which in 2004 was the recipient of a $42.6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant enabled Keasling to further develop his synthetic-biology technique for producing an inexpensive version of the powerful antimalarial drug artemisinin. Go to the five-minute mark in the video to see Keasling.
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