Episode 71: Life after Winning a Nobel Prize. with Prof Martin Chalfie Nobel Prize Laureate for GFP

40m | Dec 18, 2023

In this episode of The Struggling Scientists, we are honored to have Nobel Laureate, Martin Chalfie, as our special guest. Join us as professor Chalfie shares his remarkable journey in science, from the initial struggles in the lab to the groundbreaking discovery that would ultimately change the field of biology.

Since he was kind enough to talk with us for over an hour this episode will be split into two parts. In episode 70 we ask him questions about his scientific career, how he almost decided he was not cut out to be a scientist, and of course his discovery about using GFP as a marker. In episode 71 we will talk about the impact winning a Nobel prize has on your life and how he missed the announcement of his own Nobel Prize!

Discover the story behind his pivotal work with the green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a genetic tag in cells and C. Elegans. With candid insights into the challenges he faced, the collaborative efforts that led to success, and the impact of his findings, this episode promises to inspire and captivate scientists and science enthusiasts alike.

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