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Dr. Adam Garske - Class of 1999

Dr. Adam Garske - Class of 1999

On September 12, 2019, Dr. Adam Garske, Newman Catholic High School Class of 1999, had the distinct honor of giving a TED talk at the TED@DuPont event, at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA. The event featured twelve speakers selected by TED from around the world and highlighted topics such as the chemistry of electronics, smart clothing, the sensory perception of food and the microbiomes of infants. One of twelve speakers, Adam presented on the design of enzymes to address societal challenges such as human health and the environment.

Upon graduating from Newman Catholic High School in 1999, Adam received a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas before completing the doctoral program in Organic Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In 2008, Adam moved to San Francisco, California as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California – San Francisco. He began working as a scientist for DuPont in 2011 with a focus on industrial biotechnology. He is motivated by designing products that have a positive impact on the world and specializes in developing enzymes for use in a variety of applications such as laundry detergents and animal feed.

Videos for the TED@DuPont event will be online and available for viewing by December of 2019.