Erica Ollmann
Erica Ollmann Saphire

Structural Biologist

How to Become A: Biochemist & Biophysicist


Watch Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D., Structural Biologist, Professor at Scripps Research Institute and Director of the Ollmann Saphire Research Laboratory, share how girls naturally possess the skills and traits that are required to be a good scientist. As a leading expert in deadly diseases such as the Ebola and Lassa viruses, she directs a diverse team of scientific experts in her research lab. One cool breakthrough from their work was discovering how proteins fold and take on various shapes much the way “Transformers” do in the movie.

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