Speaking of Health – Asthma

By Gilda Morales, ANP, DC

  I always had an interest in science and my parents bought me a chemistry set when I was a youngster.  Their first mistake was letting me use it in my bedroom because one of my first experiments was the rotten egg smell!  The next day I had a small brick building away from the house as my lab.  Many experiments were performed in that small building and the surrounding landscape over the next few years.  After Mr. McAfee sparked my interest in research science in junior high and Mrs. Fisher let us explore science at Van Horn High (maybe a little more than was safe at times LOL), I decided that I wanted to become a research chemist.  Since receiving my Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas, I have worked in several industries in many different roles.  I have created new product formulations while working in the hair and skin care industry (one product received a partial patent), researched and produced a line of aquaculture medications for a small pet products company, and developed innovative techniques to analyze the chemicals used to make