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Meet the Scientist: Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Kalb

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Kalb

Meet Research Chemist Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Kalb, who works in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Laboratory Sciences, Clinical Chemistry Branch.

The downside of organic chemistry for most students was the interesting upside for Dr. Kalb. Organic chemistry is a tough pre-requisite course for medical school. “It’s less memorization, and it’s more about thinking through and understanding how the chemicals are coming together and how electrons are moving, putting different rules together and figuring out how they interact.” She wanted to understand “what comes next.”



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