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ASP Newsletter: Winter 2021, Volume 57, Issue 4
Erin Conley interviews Dr. Leslie Hicks and PhD candidate Kevin Culver (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) about their work on ghost peppers and potential antimicrobial peptides. The ghost pepper, one of the hottest ever grown, produced two novel antimicrobial peptides which were characterized by the lab. Erin also dives into the lab’s culture, working outside of academia, and the lab mascot.
Dr. Jie Li is our featured new member in this issue of the Newsletter. Dr. Li started his independent career as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina in January of 2019. He has co-authored more than 40 scientific papers and is a member of the planning committee for the 2022 ASP Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina.