I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and have been working in the photosynthesis research field for 15 years. Yes, photosynthesis. You didn’t learn everything there was to know about it in the third grade. Remarkably, there are still so many unknowns about this fundamental biological process, that I am far from the only one working to unravel the details of how photosynthetic organisms (not just plants, but algae and bacteria too) convert sunlight into fuel for the vast majority of life on earth.
Suffice it to say, Kermit was right- it isn’t easy being green. It can be even more difficult convincing people to care about it. Something so ubiquitous, essential, yet invisible.
This is where the cheerleader inside me comes out and starts a blog.
You can also follow me now on Twitter: @JLRoose
More specifically, I was a postdoc at Louisiana State University working with Terry Bricker. As of August 2014, I am the Biochemistry Instructor for the LSU Biological Sciences Department.
More than you ever wanted to know about My Research
For a personal perspective on my postdoc experience over at ThePostdocWay, click here.