I don't have time to double-check right now, but I'm pretty sure that Ms. Sangji did not perform a cannulation on October 17, 2008. I could be wrong.UPDATE: Never mind, I am wrong -- according to Jyllian Kemsley (and her lab notebook, she did do a cannulation.)
- I love the bit about an experienced chemist not following the AL-134 bulletin because they would want to suck out every last drop of tBuLi. I'm sure that's at least partially true, but, to my mind, it's not evidence of best practices.
Monday, August 26, 2013
A chemist offers a different opinion on the #SheriSangji case
From the defense motion to attempt to dismiss the charges against Professor Harran, a very interesting little side detail about the Los Angeles District Attorney office's pre-filing investigation. Basically, they talked to Dr. Neal Langerman (a chemical safety specialist) and Dr. Steve Carr, a chemist (Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry) for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Department and a researcher of water treatment chemistry. The defense is basically arguing that Dr. Carr's interview was potentially exculpatory and not included in their evidence:
What is ironic to me is that a lot of chemists would say, (or have said!) similar things about the case. Plenty of room for reasonable doubt? More later.