Author

Syed Jamal

Syed Jamal

Syed Jamal lives with his wife and three children in Lawrence. He experimented with journalism as a teenager in Dhaka, Bangladesh, before coming to the United States, where he received undergraduate degrees in philosophy and biology from Rockhurst University and graduate degrees in pharmacology and molecular/applied biosciences from the University of Missouri. He teaches chemistry, biology and anatomy/physiology at the college level, and is developing phytoremediation methods for the San Jose, California-based Ascend Biotechnology and researching cancer pathology with teaching hospitals in Kansas and Arkansas.

OPINION

Bad for us but oh so tasty: Processed foods seem designed to encourage overeating

By: - August 17, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Syed Jamal teachers college-level chemistry, biology and anatomy/physiology and researches phytoremediation and cancer biology. A healthy breakfast of fruits and boiled eggs followed by a lunch […]

OPINION

Kansas should realize real cost of Styrofoam and phase out harmful products

By: - July 27, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Syed Jamal teachers college-level chemistry, biology and anatomy/physiology and researches phytoremediation and cancer biology. It’s cheap. It’s convenient. And it’s claimed to be easily recyclable. Yes, […]

OPINION

Kansas needs to begin measuring how much plastic is really in the air

By: - December 26, 2020

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Syed Jamal teachers college-level chemistry, biology and anatomy/physiology and researches phytoremediation and cancer biology. The plastics industry employs about 11,000 workers in Kansas, with a payroll […]