Adam Garske loves enzymes and thinks you should, too. He engineers enzymes for use in industrial applications, ranging from laundry detergents to animal nutrition.

Why you should listen

Adam Garske is a senior scientist in Nutrition and Biosciences at DuPont. He obtained a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he created and used chemical tools to study enzymes and proteins involved in gene regulation. As an NIH-sponsored postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, Garske studied protein kinases -- master regulator enzymes that often go awry in diseases such as cancer. He endeavors to synthesize his understanding of chemistry and enzymes to make a more sustainable world.

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