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.


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