Dr Alex Kirui's PhD research work was focused on complex carbohydrates and relevant bio-molecules. This involved Integrating solid-state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques to investigate lignin-carbohydrate packing in grasses and woods as well as glycan structures in fungi and algae.
In this episode, he talks about how he got another PhD scholarship without a master's in the United States at Louisiana State University and explains the whole painful process especially when not having airfare and visa support from the scholarship. He also talks about looking for a job as a science graduate while trying to survive in Nairobi.
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