Chemistry professor named to Power List

He has helped guide close to 200 students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff members, and now Dr. Barry Karger has been named to The Analytical Scientist’s POWER LIST.

Dr. Karger is the Director of the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis; he is also James L. Waters Chair in Analytical Chemistry at Northeastern University.

In telling The Analytical Scientist the achievement that has given him the most satisfaction, Dr. Karger said, “Scientifically, my most satisfying achievement was the development of linear polyacrylamide matrices used in sequencing 40 percent of the genome in the Human Genome Project by capillary electrophoresis.”

He says he finds science exciting and is interested in analytical chemistry as well as the problems it must address. “I try to integrate various technologies into separations and detection, especially LC -and CE- MS. I try to understand what’s important in the areas we apply our technology, for example biotechnology and clinical research,” he said.

The Analytical Scientist created the POWER LIST by surveying the 100 most influential people in the analytical sciences. The list is expected to be printed by the end of the month.

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