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Jul132013

A sweet adventure!

 

I guess everybody has a different story how he/she joins the Hooker group. Through my entire PhD, I was working on hard-core organic synthesis. Every day, I struggled to get better yield and ee for a new methodology and I really enjoyed it. When looking for a postdoc, I decided to apply for those groups where my chemistry skills would be expanded beyond just organic chemistry. 

Then I was introduced to Jacob and joined the Hooker group.   The past couple of months has been a really sweet adventure for me - radiochemistry, automation, radiotracer development......I was and am learning new things every day. The project is very exciting - it is really solving a problem, not just a publication (Nothing wrong with publications. I love to publish!). For the FIRST time, I see the translational power of chemistry. And for the first time, I see the practical use of my chemistry! The group is very diverse; we have experts on neuroscience, on radiochemistry, on PET imaging, of couse on organic synthesis :)-...... And group members are awesome!!!! The woking philosophy-efficiency matters the most-makes the working environment so pleasant! 

Hong :)-

 

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