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Jeff Seale
Works at ONE Campaign
Attended Texas Tech University
Lived in Lubbock, TX
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Lots of truth here
An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.
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Maybe that "bridging role" isn't such a great idea for your career - my take for the American Chemical Society's Industry Voices.
One of the blessings of working in industry is the diverse array of career paths available to employees. One trained in the chemical sciences has at their
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Ask Speaker Ryan and House Majority Leader McCarthy to schedule a vote for the Global Food Security Act TODAY
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Today, one in five of all maternal deaths are caused by malnutrition - and no mother should die giving life. Send a message to your Members of Congress and ask them to show greater support for global nutrition programs in this year's budget
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Confirmation bias and scientific literacy in the internet age. My take for the American Chemical Society #scicomm  
The following multipart blog series was inspired by a conversation among a few friends about scientific communication, the current state of education in
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What to do when your company announces a restructuring. My take for the American Chemical Society's Industry Voices.
I read the news today, oh, boy! What happens when you hear on the morning news that your company is restructuring and there will be layoffs involved?
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I quit Facebook
After nine years, I finally gave up on the Facebook. It wasn't a rash decision. I didn't have a fight and run. I'm not hiding from some personal drama. What I know is this, Facebook became a cesspool for me. Perhaps because I work at an agricultural biotech...
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Entropy Monday - transitions edition
Yesterday my boy played in his 3rd all-star game in 4 years. This year he won the skills competition for the fastest runner. This was his finest season to date in his young baseball career.  Last year was probably his greatest improvement as a baseball play...
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Half of child deaths under age 5 can be prevented if we improve global nutrition. ADD YOUR NAME to tell Congress that this MUST happen.
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Tell Congress that strong investments in development and humanitarian assistance today will continue to protect the world’s most vulnerable people and help prevent humanitarian crises tomorrow.
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The Electrify Africa Act passed the Senate. Now it's time for the House to do the same. Send your member of Congress a message and urge them to pass the bill NOW.
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Mandela’s words represent what it means to be a ONE member and at the birth of the ambitious Global Goals, we will not rest until they are achieved. Will you stand as ONE?
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father, biophysicist, poet, Bobby Kennedy Democrat, sailor, humanitarian, Red Sox fan, blogger.
Introduction
Research Scientist at Monsanto with a passion in sustainable agriculture and helping small stakeholder farmers in the developing world. All opinions expressed or implied are my own and do not represent the position of Monsanto.

Over 20 years bench experience studying protein structure, folding, and design. Early work was on determinants of protein secondary structure from a computational approach. The bulk of my lab work has focused on the structure and function of bacterial protein toxins, mainly on the endotoxins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis and their insecticidal activities. Related to that work I have an interest in the biophysics of membranes and how they interact with proteins.

During my research time at the bench, I have become a recognized leader in building science-based platforms as well as a leading developer of people. I successfully built a protein design group and then wholly integrated a broad protein science platform of 35+ people. I then moved outside of my area of technical expertise and built a cell biology platform of 35+ people working in all areas of plant cell biology, RNA biology, and genome modification biology. My current task is integrating a platform of 40+ scientists in the areas of cell biology and analytical chemistry.

Outside of direct technical scientific work, I am deeply passionate about the role of agriculture in helping to eliminate extreme poverty and in building a sustainable world for small stakeholder farmers in Africa. Providing the broad set of modern agricultural tools to poor farmers will provide them with the means to not only feed their families, but to also participate in the broader economy to raise themselves out of poverty. Where you live should not determine whether you live and I am pleased to work with the ONE Campaign to help bring about this change for Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Slayer of dragons, 50 year old problems in structural biology, and asshole people managers
Education
  • Texas Tech University
    BA Biochemistry, 1984 - 1988
  • Texas Tech University
    PhD Biochemistry, 1988 - 1992
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Postdoctoral Fellow - Biophysics, 1992 - 1994
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Robert A Welch Fellow - Biochemistry, 1994 - 1997
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Research Scientist
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  • ONE Campaign
    Congressional District Leader, 2014 - present
    Leader of the ONE Campaign's advocacy efforts in the St. Louis region.
  • Monsanto
    Sr. Research Scientist & Associate Science Fellow, 1997 - present
  • Center for Science and Poverty
    Founder, 2015 - present
    Founder and Executive Director leading non-profit in creating and advocating for science-based approaches to alleviating poverty
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Lubbock, TX - St. Louis, MO - San Antonio, TX
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