Bio Matters: OU scientist turns 'sugar science' into commercial ventures
Paul L. DeAngelis became a founding scientist for four Oklahoma City-based life science business ventures.Published: Sunday, September 8, 2013 By: Jim Stafford Source: The Oklahoman
Long before he enrolled as a Harvard undergraduate student out of a Baltimore high school, Paul L. DeAngelis knew what he wanted to pursue as a career. Not the work of a stock broker. Or athlete. Or an actor.
“I knew from grade school that I wanted to be a scientist,” DeAngelis said. “I always tried to figure out how things worked. How did they know things? I liked to do experiments, burn stuff up, catch and study critters, etc.”
Eventually, DeAngelis earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard in biochemical sciences, then a Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine. While at Harvard he learned about glycobiology, or the science of carbohydrates.