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Meet a Globe-Trotting Chemist and Builder of “Smart Molecules”
Born in: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Job site: Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Alternate career choice: Anthropologist
Favorite sports teams: Sri Lanka national cricket team, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels basketball, New Orleans Saints football
Favorite weekend activity: Strolling through parks with his wife and two kids and stopping for coffee and beignets (a New Orleans treat, a lot like a doughnut covered in powdered sugar)
Jayawickramarajah and his research team build smart molecules by joining together a small piece of DNA with a cancer-fighting synthetic molecule.