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Seeking A Scientist

A new podcast from KCUR is coming! Subscribe now to Seeking A Scientist with Dr. Kate Biberdorf (aka Kate the Chemist)!

The future is scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Kate The Chemist is seeking scientists to guide us into the great unknown, from fungus zombies to feeling young forever. Together, we'll puzzle out what our world could look like — and how we can get ready.

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Dr. Kate Biberdorf

About Dr. Kate Biberdorf

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science.

She is the author of the bestseller “The Big Book of Experiments,” “The Awesome Book of Edible Experiments,” the fiction series “Kate the Chemist,” and the nonfiction book “It’s Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything.” She's been profiled in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and appeared on “The Today Show,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” “The Rachael Ray Show,” "Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson," and “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.”

Dr. Biberdorf lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, two dogs, and one very grumpy cat. Learn more about her on her website, and follow her on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Seeking A Scientist is a production of KCUR Studios and a member of the NPR Podcast Network. It's made possible with support from The Stowers Institute for Medical Research.