Profiles in Science

Percy Lavon Julian: Revolutionizing Medical Treatment Through Chemical Synthesis

by Bonnie Denmark, M.A./M.S.

Further Exploration

Forgotten Genius

NOVA - A television program by PBS exploring the struggles of Percy Julian in his scientific endeavors.

The Life of Percy Lavon Julian '20

DePauw University - biographical sketch of Julian.

Percy L. Julian and the Synthesis of Physostigmine

American Chemical Society - part of the National Historic Chemical Landmark series dedicated to Percy Julian.

Biography

Julianbio

Percy Julian Biographical Memoir

National Academy of Sciences

Research

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Experiment!

Build a Steroid

NOVA - part of the Percy Julian television episode, this interactive allows you to see what happens at the molecular level in the production of cortisone.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education

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