Frances Arnold: On her Nobel Prize in chemistry and how chemical and bioengineering can save the planet

Frances Arnold, Class of 1979, knew a good thing when she saw it in her laboratory some 25 years ago – and the results were game changing. Defying the prevailing wisdom, Frances innovated a completely new way to engineer enzymes that is now pushing the boundaries of green chemistry, biofuel production and more sustainable industrial processes. And there’s much more to come. Researchers are just scratching the surface of where her methods can lead. In this episode of “She Roars,” Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold reflects on her science, her worldview…and how life steps including Russian literature, wanderlust and taxi driving were indispensable.