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Nancy Joie Wilkie worked for over thirty years in both the biotechnology industry and as part of the Federal Government’s biodefense effort. Nancy is now retired and explores many creative pursuits including writing, composing original music, playing a variety of instruments, and is recording many of her compositions. Nancy has a BA degree in Biology and a MS degree in Bio-Chemistry.
What do we talk about in this episode?
Nancy recently published a book "Faraway and Forever", a collection of 5 novelettes combining STEM, science fiction, and faith. Nancy shares how she brings together her STEM career, music, writing, and art into her life in retirement. She shares how she got into biochemistry in the late 1970s and her successes and challenges.
- How Nancy weaves art, music, and writing into her life now that she is retired.
- How her grandfather influenced her which led to her becoming a biochemist.
- Her experience working at NIH and developing the second known small pox vaccination.
- Faith and science. One does not preclude the other.
Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio
http://www.mindsights.net - Nancy's website featuring her art, music, and writings.
"Faraway and Forever" by Nancy Joie Wilkie. A collection of 5 novellas.
Radiocarbon dating, or carbon-14 dating, is a scientific method that can accurately determine the age of organic materials as old as approximately 60,000 years. First developed in the late 1940s at the University of Chicago by Willard Libby, the technique is based on the decay of the carbon-14 isotope. (news.uchicago.edu).