Fred Jaeger works as an analytical chemist for Bayer CropScience. Jaeger says he loves innovation and the thrill of overcoming challenges. Luckily, his multifaceted career gives him plenty of opportunities to show off his innovative streak. In a previous role, Jaeger was involved in researching proteins that could neutralize HIV. His team discovered one called Tenascin C that may be able to help prevent mothers from passing the virus to their unborn children. Part of that teams’ success, he says, came from having chemists with different backgrounds sharing expertise and new perspectives.
In this video interview, he explains what he loves the most about being a chemist, his unique career path and the skills students should have to be successful in the industry.
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