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Jeff Seale
Attended Texas Tech University
Lived in Lubbock, TX
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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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Let’s help African business owners create more jobs, hospitals keep patients safe, and kids study once the sun goes down. Tell your member of Congress to cosponsor the Electrify Africa Act and help millions of African citizens get access to electricity for the first time.
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#TimHunt  is a symptom of a broader gender bias problem in science. My take at the American Chemical Society Industry Voices blog.
Today my social media feeds are exploding due to the idiotic comments made by Nobel laureate Tim Hunt about his problem with girls in the lab: “Let me
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His name is Slatts
I first "met" him in September of 2005, the 24th to be exact. I know this because we both blogged at LiveJournal and that's the day he first left a comment on my blog. His comment had nothing to do with my entry, but was in response to the "Current music - ...
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What sailing taught me about navigating my research career in industry #research #careerdevelopment  
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I first stepped foot on a sailboat on the coast of Maine in the fall of 2005. From the moment we hoisted the mainsail on that sixty-foot wooden schooner
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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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My latest for the American Chemical Society's Industry Voices blog - the frustrations of being called a shill and science in an atmosphere of mistrust. #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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We can get this done this time!
Ask your representatives to vote yes for the Electrify Africa Act and help bring energy to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time - at no cost to US taxpayers.
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Less than half of US aid goes to the world's poorest countries. It's time to change this. Send a postcard and tell President Obama to make sure at least 50% of our aid goes to the least developed countries.
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My latest for the American Chemical Society. A message to new chemistry graduates
Dear Graduates: Congratulations on becoming a member of the professional chemistry family. Welcome to the club!  It’s not an easy path on which you
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I always get a little antsy getting on an airplane, but my anxiety has nothing to do with the physics of getting an eighty-seven ton machine off the
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'please visit Banten - Indonesia .... full of natural beauty of nature
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father, biophysicist, poet, Bobby Kennedy Democrat, sailor, humanitarian, Red Sox fan, blogger.
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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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