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Rad Scientist’ Episode 3: Can Molecules From The Coast Be Tomorrow’s Cancer Medicine?

Photo credit: Margot Wohl

Philip Baran in front of the whiteboard in his office at Scripps. His daughters’ drawings are along the bottom and his chemical reactions at the top.

'Rad Scientist' Episode 3: Can Molecules From The Coast Be Tomorrow's Cancer Medicine?


Phil Baran, Ph.D., chemistry department chair, Scripps Research Institute


The KPBS podcast "Rad Scientist" is trying to bridge a connection between San Diego's scientific community and non-scientists. Podcast host Margot Wohl is working towards her Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC San Diego.

The third episode features Phil Baran who is chair of the chemistry department at the Scripps Research Institute. Baran is studying if molecules from the coast can be used as a future medicine to fight cancer.

"Rad Scientist" is one of seven local content projects selected for the KPBS Explore program.

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