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Podcast Profile: People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

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748 episodes
2014 to present
Average episode: 42 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Science-Adjacent

Podcaster's summary: Are you searching for great stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science. | | <![CDATA[Our website with show notes]] | | Greetings science fans! | | We’re elated to welcome you to People Behind the Science where we explore the lives and experiences of the people behind the research and scientific discoveries of today. | | People Behind the Science’s mission is to inspire current and future scientists, share the different paths to a successful career in science, educate the general population on what scientists do, and show the human side of science. | | In each episode, a different scientist will guide us through their journey by sharing their successes, failures, and passions. We are excited to introduce you to these inspiring academic and industry experts from all fields of science to give you a variety of perspectives on the life and path of a scientist. | | Our esteemed guests will tell you: | | what motivates them and how they balance their competing responsibilities | how they worked through some of the most challenging times in their careers | advice to help you through your own journey through life and science | | | Our Podcast | | People Behind the Science is a podcast focused on the people doing fascinating research through interviews with top scientists. We are proud to have interviewed so many inspiring scientists, including U.S. National Academy scientists like Josh Sanes, Nick Spitzer, Lou Muglia, Jacob Israelachvili, Gene Robinson, Larry Squire, John Dowling, James Berger, and David Spergel, as well as popular scientists in the media like Donna Nelson (science advisor for the TV show Breaking Bad) and Jack Horner (...

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List Updated: 2024-Feb-21 13:40 UTC. Episodes: 748. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2024-Feb-19 • 39 minutes
748: Figuring Out the Functional Organization and Development of Cortical Circuits in the Brain - Dr. David Fitzpatrick
Dr. David Fitzpatrick is Chief Executive Officer, Scientific Director, and Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. The brain is important for so many aspects of our daily experiences, including what we perceive,...
2024-Feb-12 • 40 minutes
747: Conducting Research to Conserve Colorado's Rare Plants - Dr. Jennifer Ramp Neale
Dr. Jennifer Ramp Neale is Director of Research and Conservation at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado Denver. The Denver Botanic Gardens is an...
2024-Feb-05 • 50 minutes
746: Investigating the Intersection of Nutrition and Bacterial Infection and Pathogenesis - Dr. Eric Skaar
Dr. Eric Skaar is Director of the Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation, Director of the Division of Molecular Pathogenesis, the Ernest W. Goodpasture Chair in Pathology, and Vice Chair for Research and a University Distinguished...
2024-Jan-29 • 38 minutes
745: Astrophysicist Radiating Enthusiasm for Research on Plasma Physics and Cosmic Rays - Dr. Ellen Zweibel
Dr. Ellen Zweibel is the W. L. Kraushaar Professor of Astronomy and Physics, and the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ellen is a theoretical astrophysicist who specializes in plasma astrophysics. Her...
2024-Jan-22 • 43 minutes
744: Innovating Drug Discovery with Novel Approaches to Target Disease-Causing Proteins - Dr. Ryan Potts
Dr. Ryan Potts is VP of Research and Head of the Induced Proximity Platform at Amgen that works on ways to bring two or more molecules in close proximity to each other to tackle drug targets that are currently considered “undruggable.” Ryan...
2024-Jan-15 • 40 minutes
743: Advancing Tissue Engineering, Drug Discovery, and Drug Delivery - Dr. Pankaj Karande
Dr. Pankaj Karande is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Pankaj was trained as a chemical engineer, and his research aims to apply engineering approaches and technology to solve problems...
2024-Jan-08 • 42 minutes
742: Studying Hair Follicles and Skin to Better Understand Tissue Development and Regeneration - Dr. Claire Higgins
Dr. Claire Higgins is a Reader (faculty) in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. She is also President of the European Hair Research Society and Vice President of the Institute of...
2024-Jan-01 • 43 minutes
741: Engineering Microbes to Improve Equity in Human and Environmental Health - Dr. Ariel Furst
Dr. Ariel Furst is the Paul M. Cook Career Development Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In her research, Ariel has been using microbes to address problems surrounding human health,...
2023-Dec-25 • 41 minutes
740: Targeting Complex Sugars on Cell Surfaces to Treat Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer - Dr. Michael Demetriou
Dr. Michael Demetriou is Director of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Designated Comprehensive Care Clinic, Professor of Neurology, and Chief of the Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at the University of California, Irvine...
2023-Dec-18 • 38 minutes
739: Studying Cell Division to Better Understand and Improve Cancer Therapies - Dr. Beth Weaver
Dr. Beth Weaver is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology and the Department of Oncology/McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She is co-Leader of...
2023-Dec-11 • 50 minutes
738: Combining Geology and Microbiology to Investigate Modern and Ancient Microbes - Dr. Magdalena Osburn
Dr. Magdalena Osburn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University. Maggie's research brings together microbiology and geology to understand biological activity in different environments in the...
2023-Dec-04 • 55 minutes
737: Investigating the Mechanics of How Cells Move in Cancer and the Immune System - Dr. Erdem Tabdanov
Dr. Erdem Tabdanov is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Penn State College of Medicine and also a Member of the Penn State Cancer Institute. He studies the mechanical and structural aspects of cells to better understand how...
2023-Nov-27 • 45 minutes
736: Studying How Food Influences Our Health and Behavior - Dr. Alexis Wood
Dr. Alexis “Lekki” Wood is Associate Professor at USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center in the Division of Pediatrics-Nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine. Research in Lekki’s lab aims to better understand how food influences our...
2023-Nov-20 • 71 minutes
735: Growing Our Understanding of the Development, Regeneration, and Evolution of Teeth - Dr. Gareth Fraser
Dr. Gareth Fraser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida. Gareth is a developmental biologist interested in how things form during development, how they are recreated during regeneration, and how features...
2023-Nov-13 • 45 minutes
734: Examining the Role of Metabolism in Cancer and Response to Cancer Treatment - Dr. Rachel Perry
Dr. Rachel Perry is Assistant Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at the Yale University School of Medicine. Rachel’s scientific training focused on how our bodies use nutrients to stay healthy and what...
2023-Nov-06 • 40 minutes
733: Using Microbes to Sustainably Produce Valuable Chemicals and Degrade Toxic Compounds - Dr. Susie Dai
Dr. Susie Dai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Texas A&M University. She is also Director of the Biomonitoring Program in the Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory, leading the Iowa Statewide...
2023-Oct-30 • 47 minutes
732: Applying Molecular Biology Tools to Characterize Genes and Enhance Crop Species - Dr. Ralph Dewey
Dr. Ralph Dewey is the Philip Morris Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Ralph uses the tools of molecular biology to identify and characterize genes of...
2023-Oct-23 • 37 minutes
731: Investigating the Mechanisms of Signaling and Regulation in Protein Complexes - Dr. Denise Okafor
Dr. C. Denise Okafor is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and of Chemistry at Pennsylvania State University. Many of the medications we take work by binding to a particular target and either turning off whatever is causing...
2023-Oct-16 • 43 minutes
730: Using Chemical Biology to Clarify the Roles of Carbohydrates - Dr. Laura Kiessling
Dr. Laura Kiessling is the Novartis Professor of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Member of the Broad Institute. Laura’s research focuses on carbohydrates, particularly all of the different carbohydrates found on the...
2023-Oct-09 • 44 minutes
729: Studying Synaptic Plasticity to Understand How the Brain Learns and Adapts - Dr. Nicole Calakos
Dr. Nicole Calakos is the Lincoln Financial Group Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Chief of the Movement Disorders section in Neurology at Duke University Medical Center. Research in Nicole’s lab examines how the brain learns and adapts...
2023-Oct-02 • 40 minutes
728: Researching Risk Factors and Therapies for Blood Clots in the Lungs and Legs - Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos (“Dr. Spy”) is a Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine as well as System Director of Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services for the multi-hospital Northwell Health System. In addition, Dr....
2023-Sep-25 • 42 minutes
727: Investigating Insidious Insects in the Field of Agricultural Pest Management - Dr. Erin Hodgson
Dr. Erin Hodgson is an Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist at Iowa State University. She specializes in insects in agriculture, often focusing on corn and soybean crops. Erin also works with people like farmers, crop consultants,...
2023-Sep-18 • 40 minutes
726: Mechanical Engineer Making Miniature Mobile Robots - Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter
Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. Sarah’s research involves building and conducting experiments...
2023-Sep-11 • 42 minutes
725: Improving How We Diagnose and Treat Certain Blood Clotting Conditions - Dr. Anand Padmanabhan
Dr. Anand Padmanabhan is a pathologist, transfusion medicine physician, and Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic. Anand studies blood clotting, also known as “thrombosis”. He is working on a particular type...
2023-Sep-04 • 40 minutes
724: Heading Up Research Designing New Materials for Helmets to Prevent Brain Injury - Dr. Ellen Arruda
Dr. Ellen Arruda is the Maria Comninou Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with joint appointments as Professor of Biomedical Engineering, as well as Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Ellen...
2023-Aug-28 • 38 minutes
723: Analyzing Complex Networks of Plant-Animal Interactions - Dr. John Kress
Dr. John Kress is a Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. John’s research involves exploring the natural world and all the organisms that make up the natural world. Since...
2023-Aug-21 • 41 minutes
722: Taking Critical Steps to Elucidate Mechanisms of Limb Movement in Locomotion - Dr. Young-Hui Chang
Dr. Young-Hui Chang is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs research in the Comparative Neuromechanics Laboratory. Research in Young-Hui’s lab aims to examine how the control of movement by the...
2023-Aug-14 • 40 minutes
721: Unraveling Mysteries Surrounding the Development and Function of Glial Cells - Dr. Sonia Mayoral
Dr. Sonia Mayoral is the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Assistant Professor of Brain Science at Brown University. In the lab, Sonia studies glial cells, the cells in your brain that aren’t neurons. These cells perform a lot of different functions and...
2023-Aug-07 • 69 minutes
720: Stimulating Research on the Mechanisms of Memory and Applications of Memory Modulation - Dr. Steve Ramirez
Dr. Steve Ramirez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. In his research, Steve is studying learning and memory, and he is interested in discovering whether it is possible to artificially...
2023-Jul-31 • 39 minutes
719: Studying the Sea through Shells, Skeletons, and Sediments - Dr. Abby Smith
Dr. Abby Smith is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago. In the lab, Abby is dedicated to studying shells and the animals that make shells. She is interested in how shells are made, what they...
2023-Jul-24 • 42 minutes
718: Making Molecular Movies of Complex Chemical Reactions in Live Cells - Dr. Antoine van Oijen
Dr. Antoine van Oijen is a Distinguished Professor and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of Wollongong in Australia. The work Antoine does combines physics, chemistry, and biology. He develops new...
2023-Jul-17 • 42 minutes
717: Developing Tools and Resources to Accelerate Neuroscience Discovery - Dr. Hongkui Zeng
Dr. Hongkui Zeng is Executive Vice President and Director of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. She is dedicated to understanding how the brain is organized and how the different components of the brain work together to generate behaviors and...
2023-Jul-10 • 56 minutes
716: Metabolic-Based Therapies As a Key Component in Treating Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Dominic D'Agostino
Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida. He is also a Research Scientist Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Dom’s lab develops...
2023-Jul-03 • 45 minutes
715: An Astrophysicist Studying the Elements of Galaxy Evolution - Dr. Molly Peeples
Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Molly’s research is improving our understanding of galaxies and helping to reveal why galaxies are different from each other and how...
2023-Jun-26 • 48 minutes
714: Tiny Technology with Big Impacts: Nanoparticles for Medicine, Energy, and the Environment - Dr. Christy Haynes
Dr. Christy Haynes is the Elmore H. Northey Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. In Christy’s research group, they are working to develop new methods to monitor small quantities of important chemicals in complex environments. Their...
2023-Jun-19 • 45 minutes
713: Combining Chemistry and Biology to Develop New Research Tools and Therapeutics - Dr. David Liu
Dr. David R. Liu is the Richard Merkin Professor and Director of the Merkin Institute of Transformative Technologies in Healthcare, vice-chair of the faculty at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural...
2023-Jun-12 • 42 minutes
712: Dr. Lynne Maquat: Understanding Cellular and Molecular Pathways that Contribute to Human Disease
Dr. Lynne Maquat is the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Director of the Center for RNA Biology, and Chair of Graduate Women in Science at the University of...
2023-Jun-05 • 42 minutes
711: Researching RNA Regulation of Reproduction in Plants - Dr. Blake Meyers
Dr. Blake Meyers is a Member Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and a Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. The focus of Blake’s research is on small RNAs in plants. His lab...
2023-May-29 • 54 minutes
710: Investigating Carbon Capture Solutions from Cars to Coal-Fired Power Plants - Dr. Jennifer Wilcox
Dr. Jennifer Wilcox is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and an Investigator within the Clean Energy Conversions Laboratory there. The research in Jen’s group focuses on carbon capture...
2023-May-22 • 43 minutes
709: Examining How the Brain Controls Our Thoughts and Actions to Reach Our Goals - Dr. Tim Buschman
Dr. Tim Buschman is Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. He studies a process called cognitive control, a process in the brain that allows you to control your own thoughts and actions toward achieving your goals....
2023-May-15 • 44 minutes
708: Tales of Ion Detection: The Making of a Mass Spectrometry Mastermind - Dr. Charles Hohenberg
Dr. Charles Hohenberg is a Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. In the lab, Charles does mass spectrometry of noble gases like Krypton and Xenon. He designed and built his own mass spectrometer which is one of the best in the...
2023-May-08 • 54 minutes
707: Applying Analytical Chemistry Approaches to Better Understand Chemicals of Concern - Dr. Diana Aga
Dr. Diana Aga is the Henry M. Woodburn Chair and a State University of New York (SUNY) Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo. She also serves as the Director of RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy,...
2023-May-01 • 59 minutes
706: Using Algorithms to Automate Decision-Making in Energy Management, Automobiles, and Manufacturing - Dr. Andrew Alleyne
Dr. Andrew Alleyne is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as the Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research...
2023-Apr-24 • 32 minutes
705: Engineering New Enzymes and Predicting the Biochemical Activity of Proteins - Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen
Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen is Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University. In the lab, Mary Jo uses theory and computation to better understand how molecules work. In particular she works on enzymes which are proteins that...
2023-Apr-17 • 48 minutes
704: Navigating the Seas of Change Studying Ocean Acidification and Marine Ecosystems - Dr. Tessa Hill
Dr. Tessa Hill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She is part of the Bodega Ocean Acidification Research group there at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Research in...
2023-Apr-10 • 38 minutes
703: Using Chemical Genetics to Understand Cell Signaling Networks to Treat Human Diseases - Dr. Kevan Shokat
Dr. Kevan M. Shokat is Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of California San Francisco, Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley, and an Investigator with the...
2023-Apr-03 • 48 minutes
702: Building High-Throughput Technology to Characterize Biological Systems - Dr. Adam Abate
Dr. Adam Abate is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. He is also a co-founder of the startup company Mission Bio. The overall goal of Adam’s lab is to...
2023-Mar-27 • 38 minutes
701: Studying and Preserving the Giant South American River Turtle and Other Species - Dr. Germán Forero-Medina
Dr. Germán Forero-Medina is the Science and Conservation Director at the Wildlife Conservation Society Colombia. He also coordinates the projects for the conservation of freshwater turtles and tortoises in the Amazon Orinoco region. In his research,...
2023-Mar-20 • 45 minutes
700: Making Materials and Developing Devices for Extreme Environments - Dr. Debbie Senesky
Dr. Debbie G. Senesky is an Assistant Professor in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University. She is dedicated to creating materials that are tiny and tough enough to operate in extreme environments like outer space. They also...
2023-Mar-13 • 45 minutes
699: Battling Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Investigating Microbial Contributions to Neurodegenerative Disease - Dr. Daniel Czyż
Dr. Daniel Czyż is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida. Daniel’s lab has two main research areas. Part of his lab is dedicated to developing new treatments to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria using...
2023-Mar-06 • 39 minutes
698: A Particle Physicist Accelerating Us Towards a Better Understanding of Our Universe - Dr. Melissa Franklin
Dr. Melissa Franklin is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University. Melissa’s research aims to better understand the nature of space and time. To accomplish this, Melissa uses large particle accelerators to collide particles...
2023-Feb-27 • 40 minutes
697: Developing and Producing Antibodies and Other Products to Advance Science and Medicine - Gregory Krug
Gregory Krug is Founder, President, and CEO of Lampire Biological Laboratories, a biotech life science company that produces biological reagents used in the diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries. Greg and the team at Lampire Biological Laboratories...
2023-Feb-20 • 42 minutes
696: Looking at Lakes to Learn About the Impacts of Climate Change, Invasive Species, and Pollution - Dr. Sapna Sharma
Dr. Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in Biology at York University. Sapna studies the effects of climate change, invasive species, and pollution on lakes. She is investigating how these effects are manifested through water quality, fish...
2023-Feb-13 • 36 minutes
695: Using Chemistry to Understand the Biology of Diseases with Unmet Medical Need - Dr. Corey Hopkins
Dr. Corey Hopkins is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In his lab, Corey and his team use chemistry to answer the biological questions behind diseases and how to treat them. They...
2023-Feb-06 • 48 minutes
694: Making Great Strides in Understanding Locomotion: From Little Lizards to Robotic Rattlesnakes - Dr. Daniel Goldman
Dr. Daniel Goldman is an Associate Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His lab studies how animals like lizards and snakes move around in complex natural environments. They use physics to understand movement and test their...
2023-Jan-30 • 32 minutes
693: Using Engineering and Systems Approaches to Understand Aging, Neurodegeneration, and Stress - Dr. Adriana San Miguel
Dr. Adriana San Miguel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. Adriana conducts research using a small roundworm called Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). They use this...
2023-Jan-23 • 43 minutes
692: Keeping a Close Eye On Channels and Vesicle Trafficking in Plant Cell Membranes - Dr. Mike Blatt
Dr. Mike Blatt is the Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow and Adjunct Professor at Pennsylvania State University. Mike is a cell biologist and physiologist who studies cells to understand how the parts fit together to accomplish...
2023-Jan-16 • 49 minutes
691: Using Science and Engineering to Create New Nature-Inspired Materials and Structures - Dr. David Kaplan
Dr. David Kaplan is the Stern Family Endowed Professor of Engineering at Tufts University, a Distinguished University Professor, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He also holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine,...
2023-Jan-09 • 39 minutes
690: Developing Drugs to Defeat Rare Muscle Diseases - Dr. Barry Byrne
Dr. Barry Byrne is the Earl and Christy Powell University Chair in Genetics, Associate Chair of Pediatrics, Director of the Powell Gene Therapy Center, and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida....
2023-Jan-02 • 44 minutes
689: Examining the Neuroscience Behind Food Selection, Diet, and Addiction - Dr. Alexandra DiFeliceantonio
Dr. Alex DiFeliceantonio is an Assistant Professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion School as well as Associate Director of the Center for Health Behaviors Research. Alex’s research examines why we eat what we...
2022-Dec-26 • 51 minutes
688: Resistance on the Rise: Researching the Arms Race of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Potential Transfers from Livestock to Humans - Dr. Tara Smith
Dr. Tara C. Smith is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology at Kent State University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. She works with bacteria that can be transferred between animals and people, and she often...
2022-Dec-19 • 41 minutes
687: Studying the Formation and Function of the Gut to Understand Mechanisms of Disease - Dr. Michele Battle
Dr. Michele Battle is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Michele’s research is focused on studying how organs in the gut form and function in normal health in order to understand how...
2022-Dec-12 • 38 minutes
686: Battling Antibiotic Resistance Through Development and Discovery of Novel Antibacterial Agents - Dr. Erin Carlson
Dr. Erin E. Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Research in Erin’s lab focuses on microbes. They are interested in how these organisms interact with one another, humans, and the...
2022-Dec-05 • 40 minutes
685: Conserving Species in Extreme Environments - Dr. Joel Berger
Dr. Joel Berger is the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair of Wildlife Conservation at Colorado State University. He is also a longtime Senior Scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the author of multiple books, including most recently...
2022-Nov-28 • 34 minutes
684: Accumulating Evidence on the Contribution of Free Radicals in Protein Aggregation - Dr. Ohara Augusto
Dr. Ohara Augusto is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Institute of Chemistry at the University of São Paulo. In addition, she is the Director of a network studying the redox process in biomedicine. Ohara seeks to understand how...
2022-Nov-21 • 29 minutes
683: Synthesizing Self-Healing Materials Using Squid Proteins - Dr. Melik Demirel
Dr. Melik Demirel is a Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University. Melik is fascinated by complexity in living and nonliving systems. He works at the intersection of biology, materials science, and...
2022-Nov-14 • 41 minutes
682: Examining How Microbes Shape Our World by Influencing Evolution and Ecology - Dr. Rosie Alegado
Dr. Rosie Alegado is an Associate Professor of Oceanography and Sea Grant at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa where she is Director for the Center of Ulana ʻIke Center of Excellence and a member of the Center for Microbial Oceanography:...
2022-Nov-07 • 36 minutes
681: Food for Thought: Research to Reduce Foodborne Disease and Improve Food Safety - Dr. Haley Oliver
Dr. Haley Oliver is an Associate Professor of Food Science at Purdue University, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University. The overall goal of Haley’s research is to reduce foodborne disease. She studies bacteria that make people...
2022-Oct-31 • 41 minutes
680: Bringing a Structured Approach to Our Understanding of Degeneration in the Aging Brain - Dr. Greg Petsko
Dr. Greg Petsko is the Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as the Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and...
2022-Oct-24 • 39 minutes
679: Pioneering Advanced Mass Spectrometry for Proteomics and Metabolomics - Dr. Neil Kelleher
Dr. Neil Kelleher is the Walter and Mary Elizabeth Glass Professor of Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, and Medicine at Northwestern University. Neil is a protein biochemist. He weighs and analyzes proteins found in the human body, and he develops...
2022-Oct-17 • 33 minutes
678: Growing Our Understanding of Photosynthesis to Improve Plant Metabolism - Dr. David Stern
Dr. David Stern is the President of the Boyce Thompson Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Plant Biology Section at Cornell University. He and his colleagues study how plants use light to make the basic building blocks of life through...
2022-Oct-10 • 35 minutes
677: Studying Signatures of Supermassive Black Holes - Dr. Tamara Bogdanović
Dr. Tamara Bogdanović is an Assistant Professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Physics, as well as a member of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics. She is a theoretical physicist who studies some of the largest black holes in...
2022-Oct-03 • 41 minutes
676: Using Algae to Capture CO2 and Create Foods, Biofuels, Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals - Dr. Thomas Brück
Dr. Thomas Brück is the Werner Siemens Chair of Synthetic Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich in the School of Natural Sciences. Thomas uses biotechnology methods to more efficiently bind CO2 from the atmosphere using plants and...
2022-Sep-26 • 43 minutes
675: Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Clean Up Toxins and Recover Energy from Wastes - Dr. Gemma Reguera
Dr. Gemma Reguera is an Associate Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, as well as Plant, Soil, and Microbial Science at Michigan State University. She studies bacteria that help us by cleaning up wastes and pollution. She learns about...
2022-Sep-19 • 34 minutes
674: Piecing Together the Patterns and Processes that are Impacting Ecosystems - Dr. Madhur Anand
Dr. Madhur Anand is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She is an ecologist who examines the impacts of global ecological changes on ecosystems. This includes studying how things like climate change,...
2022-Sep-12 • 39 minutes
673: Exploring Pain Science Education and Pain Management in Children - Dr. Joshua Pate
Dr. Joshua Pate is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia. He is also a pain researcher, Children's book author, and co-founder of One Thing, a video platform where pain experts share key insights that can help...
2022-Sep-05 • 39 minutes
672: Scientific Simulations in Stream and Ecosystem Synergies - Dr. Naomi Tague
Dr. Christina (Naomi) Tague is an Associate Professor of ecoHydrology in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Naomi is an ecohydrologist who studies how water, vegetation, and climate...
2022-Aug-29 • 54 minutes
671: Dedicating Her Energy to Engineering Solutions to Fuel Our Future - Dr. Susan Krumdieck
Dr. Susan Krumdieck is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Advanced Energy and Material Systems Lab at the University of Canterbury. She is also Research Leader with the Geothermal Energy Conversion Research Group, Founder of the...
2022-Aug-22 • 46 minutes
670: Chemistry is Key: Studying Self Assembly and the Origins of Life - Dr. Lee Cronin
Dr. Lee Cronin is the Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. Lee is answering a variety of questions that involve chemistry. He is particularly interested in determining how life started and how we can make new life forms from...
2022-Aug-15 • 48 minutes
669: Conducting Research to Conserve Coral Reefs - Dr. Emily Darling
Dr. Emily Darling is Director of Coral Reef Conservation at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Emily’s research focuses on how coral...
2022-Aug-08 • 45 minutes
668: Searching the Sediments to Uncover Sources of Food and Water for Early Humans - Dr. Gail Ashley
Dr. Gail Ashley is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University. She is Undergraduate Program Director and Director of the Quaternary Studies Graduate Certificate Program. Early humans are known to...
2022-Aug-01 • 41 minutes
667: Roving Roots! Plants Behave More Like Animals than We May Realize - Dr. James Cahill
Dr. James (JC) Cahill is a Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. JC is an ecologist who studies interactions between plants and their environment. His research seeks to understand how plants...
2022-Jul-25 • 39 minutes
666: Developing Nanomaterials to Help Solve Global Energy, Fuel, and Fresh Water Issues - Dr. Mita Dasog
Dr. Mita Dasog is an Associate Professor and the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Research Chair in the Department of Chemistry at Dalhousie University in Canada. Mita’s lab conducts basic research to examine how different nanomaterials form, what...
2022-Jul-18 • 43 minutes
665: Researching Relationships and How They Impact Mental Health and Learning in Children - Dr. Jennifer Jenkins
Dr. Jennifer Jenkins is the Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education and the Interim Academic Director of the Frazer Mustard Institute of Human Development at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on things that influence the...
2022-Jul-11 • 51 minutes
664: Out of This World Research on Extrasolar Planets - Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman
Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman is a Research Space Scientist with NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Shawn spends his days looking for ways to detect signs of alien life. He uses a wide variety of techniques, including mass spectrometers to measure...
2022-Jul-04 • 50 minutes
663: A Career Based on Pairing Research and Public Outreach to Identify Species via DNA - Dr. Karen James
Dr. Karen James is a staff scientist at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine. She is trained in genetics, and she applies her skills to environmental, conservation, and restoration research. In particular, Karen uses DNA to identify...
2022-Jun-27 • 67 minutes
662: Investigating Important Interactions Between Molecules and Membrane Proteins - Dr. Olaf Andersen
Dr. Olaf Andersen is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City. His research aims to understand all of the mechanisms by which...
2022-Jun-20 • 38 minutes
661: Decoding the Genomes of Plants and Plant Pathogens for Key Crops and Medicinal Plants - Dr. Robin Buell
Dr. C. Robin Buell is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences and the Center for Applied Genetic Technologies at the University of Georgia. Robin studies the DNA of plants to better...
2022-Jun-13 • 44 minutes
660: Speaking Up About Important Topics in Speech Production and Computer-Assisted Communication - Dr. Rupal Patel
Dr. Rupal Patel is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. She is also Director of the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory...
2022-Jun-06 • 49 minutes
659: Using Genetics to Understand Plant Evolution and Trace back the Roots of Agriculture - Dr. Mike Clegg
Dr. Michael Clegg is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the past Foreign Secretary of the US National Academy of Sciences, and just recently finished...
2022-May-30 • 44 minutes
658: Conducting Research to Better Understand and Conserve Marine Mammals - Dr. Howard Rosenbaum
Dr. Howard Rosenbaum is a Senior Conservation Scientist and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Ocean Giants Program, which aims to secure the future of whales, dolphins, and other marine species. He is also a Senior Scientist at the...
2022-May-23 • 52 minutes
657: Sizing Up Species’ Brains to Understand Nervous System Diversity and Development - Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. In the lab, she compares brains to find out what they are made of and what difference that makes for the organism in terms of its abilities. She...
2022-May-16 • 50 minutes
656: Expressing His Passion for Science and Bacterial Genetics - Dr. Stanley Maloy
Dr. Stanley Maloy is Dean of the College of Sciences, Associate Director of the Center for Microbial Sciences, and Professor in Biology at San Diego State University. Stanley’s lab is working on a new approach for delivering vaccines that may be...
2022-May-09 • 39 minutes
655: Researching how the Brain Changes with Vision Rehabilitation - Dr. Tara Alvarez
Dr. Tara Alvarez is Professor of Bio-Medical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Chief Scientific Officer at OculoMotor Technologies. Tara’s research focuses on how we move our eyes, how visual information is brought in through our...
2022-May-02 • 32 minutes
654: Cool Research on Plant Responses to Temperature Stress - Dr. Malia Gehan
Dr. Malia Gehan is an Assistant Member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. Her research examines how to improve crops in terms of their response to temperature stress and other abiotic stresses. She is does this through examining natural...
2022-Apr-25 • 41 minutes
653: Examining How Environmental Factors Can Impact Our Heart Health - Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar
Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar is the Smith and Lucille Gibson Professor of Medicine, Director of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, Co-Director of the American Heart Association Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center, and a Distinguished University...
2022-Apr-18 • 45 minutes
652: Exciting Developments in Our Knowledge of Cortical Circuit Formation in the Mammalian Brain - Dr. Franck Polleux
Dr. Franck Polleux is a Professor of Neuroscience and member of the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute at Columbia University. Franck’s research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie brain and neuronal...
2022-Apr-11 • 39 minutes
651: Studying Sea Worms and Discovering New Species - Dr. Pat Hutchings
Dr. Pat Hutchings is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Research Institute. She is a marine biologist who studies sea worms called polychaetes. Pat describes new species and works to understand where they live, what they...
2022-Apr-04 • 44 minutes
650: Finding Compounds in Fungi to Develop New Drugs to Fight Cancer - Dr. Nicholas Oberlies
Dr. Nicholas Oberlies is the Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Nick’s lab is working to discover compounds in fungi...
2022-Mar-28 • 37 minutes
649: Fascinated by the Forces and Features that Contribute to Flow in Rocks and Ice - Dr. Christine McCarthy
Dr. Christine McCarthy is the Lamont Assistant Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She studies the mechanical and geological features of ice and rocks. Even though on the surface rocks appear static, deep...
2022-Mar-21 • 46 minutes
648: Investigating Interactions Between Neurons and Glial Cells in Health and Disease - Dr. Nathan Smith
Dr. Nathan Smith will soon be starting his new roles as Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in Research and Research Education as well as Associate Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester....
2022-Mar-14 • 48 minutes
647: Advancing Microbial Applications in Agricultural Management - Dr. Louis Schipper
Dr. Louis Schipper is a Professor in the School of Science at the University of Waikato. Research in Louis’s group focuses on how we can work with the land to achieve the food and other things we need while minimizing negative environmental impacts....
2022-Mar-07 • 41 minutes
646: Examining the Genetic Basis of the Evolution of Plant Innovations - Dr. Verónica Di Stilio
Dr. Verónica Di Stilio is a full Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. As a plant evolutionary biologist, Verónica is interested in understanding how the diversity of plant life came to be. In particular, she...
2022-Feb-28 • 39 minutes
645: Laboring to Understand the Interactions Between Pregnancy and the Immune System - Dr. Elizabeth Bonney
Dr. Bonney is a Professor and Director of the Research Division in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont. She studies the immune systems of pregnant women. Dr. Bonney is trying to understand...
2022-Feb-21 • 45 minutes
644: Wired for Innovation: Modifying the Manufacturing of Microelectrode Arrays for Cochlear Implants - Dr. Angelique Johnson
Dr. Angelique C. Johnson is Founder and CEO of the startup company MEMStim LLC which is dedicated to reducing the cost of cochlear implants to treat hearing loss. She is also an adjunct faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the...
2022-Feb-14 • 48 minutes
643: Modifying Microbes for a Multitude of Applications from Healthcare to Biofuels - Dr. Cullen Buie
Dr. Cullen Buie is an Associate Professor and the Esther and Harold E. Egerton Career Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Cullen’s lab, they are working on a variety of...
2022-Feb-07 • 40 minutes
642: Expressing Her Creativity Making Epigenetic Machinery and Designing Biological Devices - Dr. Karmella Haynes
Since recording this episode, Dr. Karmella Haynes has joined the faculty in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech School of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine. At the time of recording,...
2022-Jan-31 • 37 minutes
641: Comparing the Cognitive Capacity of Canines, Humans, and Other Primates - Dr. Laurie Santos
Dr. Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale University. She studies the cognitive abilities, strategies, and decision-making processes we use to see if any non-human species share these,...
2022-Jan-24 • 43 minutes
640: A Pathway to Success: Studying Signal Transduction in Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Lewis Cantley
Dr. Lewis Cantley is the Director of the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College as well as the Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, he is Co-Founder of Petra Pharma and Agios Pharmaceuticals....
2022-Jan-17 • 42 minutes
639: Colliding Particles to Comprehend the Components of Matter - Dr. Jon Butterworth
Dr. Jon Butterworth is a Professor of Physics at University College London. He works on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. They are smashing particles together at extremely high energies and measuring what happens. Collecting data on these...
2022-Jan-10 • 36 minutes
638: Feeding Our Understanding of the Benefits of Bacteria in Human Health - Dr. Maria Marco
Dr. Maria Marco is an Associate Professor in The Department of Food Science & Technology at The University of California, Davis. Research in Maria’s lab focuses on understanding the good bacteria in the food that we eat. People tend to only...
2022-Jan-03 • 47 minutes
637: Investigating Intracellular Transport and Potential Links to Neurodegeneration - Dr. Sandra Encalada
Dr. Sandra Encalada is the Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and a Dorris Neuroscience Center Investigator at Scripps Research Institute in California. Sandra is a cell biologist whose research...
2021-Dec-20 • 38 minutes
636: Shining a Light on the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease - Dr. Russell Foster
Dr. Russell Foster is Professor and Chair of Circadian Neuroscience, Supernumerary Fellow in Circadian Neuroscience, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, a Nicholas Kurti Senior Fellow, Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Head of...
2021-Dec-13 • 58 minutes
635: Science with Style: Studying Plant Reproductive Biology - Dr. Spencer Barrett
Dr. Spencer Barrett is the University Professor, Canada Research Chair, and Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. He is an Evolutionary Biologist who specializes in ecological and evolutionary...
2021-Dec-06 • 46 minutes
634: Hunting for Answers to Explain Unexpected Chimpanzee Behaviors and Tool Use - Dr. Jill Pruetz
Dr. Jill Pruetz is a Professor of Anthropology at Iowa State University and a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer. In addition, Jill is the founder of the non-profit organization NeighborApe that she founded in 2008. Jill is an...
2021-Nov-29 • 46 minutes
633: Demonstrating Laser Focus Studying Materials Science with Solid-State NMR - Dr. Sophia Hayes
Dr. Sophia Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. In the lab, Sophia studies the chemistry, physics, and engineering of materials we encounter in daily life like plastics and...
2021-Nov-22 • 53 minutes
632: Injecting Humor and Optimism into the Study of Viral Infections in the Brain - Dr. Glenn Rall
Dr. Glenn Rall is a Professor at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is also the Leader of the Inflammation Working Group there and Co-Leader of the Immune Cell Development and Host Defense Program. In addition, Glenn is the Associate Chief Academic...
2021-Nov-15 • 46 minutes
631: Conducting Critical Research in Conservation Focused on Sewage Pollution - Dr. Stephanie Wear
Dr. Stephanie Wear is a Senior Scientist and Strategy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a Visiting Scientist at Duke...
2021-Nov-08 • 51 minutes
630: Mapping Our Genetic Make-Up in the Human Genome Project and Beyond - Dr. Eric Green
Dr. Eric Green is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Eric works in the field of genomics. Everything from cars to houses has a blueprint of information that defines its creation and...
2021-Nov-01 • 39 minutes
629: Egg-cell-ent Research in Reproduction, Fertilization, and Embryonic Development - Dr. Mariana Wolfner
Dr. Mariana Wolfner is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University. Mariana studies reproduction, focusing on interactions between male and female molecules throughout...
2021-Oct-25 • 52 minutes
628: Investigating Plant-Based Medicines to Battle Infectious Disease and Antibiotic Resistance - Dr. Cassandra Quave
Dr. Cassandra Quave holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Dermatology in the Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Center for the Study of Human Health. She is also Director/Curator of the Emory University Herbarium, CEO of CLQ...
2021-Oct-18 • 45 minutes
627: Sorting Out the Science of Fruit Fly Flight and Behavior - Dr. Michael Dickinson
Dr. Michael Dickinson is the Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology. His work focuses on the biomechanics and the biophysics of life with a particular focus on how animals fly. He...
2021-Oct-11 • 63 minutes
626: Digging into the Fossil Record to Understand our Planet’s Past and Aid Present Conservation Efforts - Dr. Michael Archer
Dr. Michael Archer is a Professor of Paleobiology in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Mike is a paleontologist who is fascinated with understanding the continuity of...
2021-Oct-04 • 37 minutes
625: An Organic Chemist Leading the Charge Studying Antiaromatic Ions - Dr. Nancy Mills
Dr. Nancy Mills was a Murchison Professor (2011-2014) at Trinity University. She works at a primarily undergraduate institution as an organic chemist. Typically organic chemists make things like drugs or polymers. When trying to make things, they...
2021-Sep-27 • 39 minutes
624: Making Valuable Contributions to the Proliferation of Exciting Discoveries in Virology - Dr. James Pipas
Dr. James Pipas is the Herbert W. and Grace Boyer Chair in Molecular Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Jim's lab studies how viruses work, how they interact with us, and where they come from. They also use...
2021-Sep-20 • 47 minutes
623: Examining the Migration of Marine Animals to Inform Management and Conservation - Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison
Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison is Program Manager of the Migratory Connectivity Project and a Research Ecologist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University and an Affiliate Professor at...
2021-Sep-13 • 35 minutes
622: Surgeon and Scientist Studying Signal Transduction in Head and Neck Cancer - Dr. Jennifer Grandis
Dr. Jennifer Grandis is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research at the University of...
2021-Sep-06 • 59 minutes
621: Making Critical Connections to Clarify the Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity - Dr. Robert Malenka
Dr. Robert C. Malenka is the Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Pritzker Laboratory, and Deputy Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University. Rob's research focuses on how brain cells...
2021-Aug-30 • 41 minutes
620: Hunting Down Genes that Cause Human Disease - Dr. Wendy Chung
Dr. Wendy Chung is the Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Director of Clinical Genetics at Columbia University. As a human molecular geneticist, she seeks out rare and unexpected causes behind health problems in people....
2021-Aug-23 • 51 minutes
619: Long-Term Success in Research on Memory, Language, and the Brain - Dr. Randi Martin
Dr. Randi Martin is the Elma Schneider Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rice University and an Adjunct Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Science at Baylor College of Medicine. Randi's lab studies how the brain carries out...
2021-Aug-16 • 39 minutes
618: Investigating How the Brain Allows Us to Learn and Use Language - Dr. Gabriella Vigliocco
Dr. Gabriella Vigliocco is Professor of Psychology and Language Sciences in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London. There, she is also Director of the Cognition and Language Laboratory and Director of the Leverhulme...
2021-Aug-09 • 48 minutes
617: Restoring a Sense of Hope for People with Hearing Loss Through Research on Hair Cell Regeneration - Dr. Jim Hudspeth
Dr. Jim Hudspeth is the F.M. Kirby Professor at The Rockefeller University, and he leads the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience there. In addition, he is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. In the lab, Jim studies hearing to address...
2021-Aug-02 • 43 minutes
616: Excellent Research Examining Enzymes and Protein Engineering - Dr. Vic Arcus
Dr. Vic Arcus is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. In the lab, Vic works as a biochemist to understand the function of enzymes both within and outside of cells. Lately, he has also been studying the...
2021-Jul-26 • 42 minutes
615: Studying Stress and its Connection with Chronic Pain - Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland
Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland is an Associate Professor in the Biobehavioral Health Department at The Pennsylvania State University. Jennifer investigates how psychological stress affects physical health. Though there are some instances where stress...
2021-Jul-19 • 39 minutes
614: Sound Science in Restoring Hearing with Cochlear Implants - Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng
Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng is Director of the Center for Hearing Research and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Sciences and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. The goal of...
2021-Jul-12 • 35 minutes
613: Conducting Diverse Research in Macroevolution, Macroecology, and Microbial Biogeography - Dr. Hélène Morlon
Dr. Hélène Morlon is a Research Scientist with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Institute of Biology at the Ecole Nomale Supérieure in Paris. She is also affiliated to the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in...
2021-Jul-05 • 51 minutes
612: Studying How Objects Move in Space and Determining Low Energy Paths to the Moon and Mars - Dr. Ed Belbruno
Dr. Ed Belbruno is a professional artist, specializing in abstract expressionist paintings, Clinical Professor of Mathematics at Yeshiva University, a Visiting Research Associate in the Astrophysics Department at Princeton University, and President...
2021-Jun-28 • 42 minutes
611: Translating Gene Expression Experiments into Therapies for Human Disease - Dr. Andrea Califano
Dr. Andrea Califano is the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology in the Departments of Systems Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He is Founding Chair of the...
2021-Jun-21 • 33 minutes
610: Learning About Language Processing and Treating Word Retrieval Deficits in People with Aphasia - Dr. Sharon Antonucci
Dr. Sharon Antonucci is a clinical researcher, speech-language pathologist, and Director of the MossRehab Aphasia Center. She works primarily with people who have a language impairment called aphasia as a result of a stroke. Sharon is particularly...
2021-Jun-14 • 45 minutes
609: Fueling Up on Inspiration Investigating How Bacteria Can Facilitate Biofuel Production - Dr. Jan Westpheling
Dr. Jan Westpheling is a Professor of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. In the lab, Jan is dedicated to her research on biofuels. Her lab works to engineer bacteria that help convert non-food crop...
2021-Jun-07 • 44 minutes
608: A Neuroscientist Following His Nose to Exciting Discoveries in Neuromodulation of Olfactory Circuits - Dr. Ricardo Areneda
Dr. Ricardo Araneda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland. In the lab, Ricardo is dedicated to studying the sense of smell. Smells are important for communication for a lot of animals, and there is a...
2021-May-31 • 42 minutes
607: Unraveling the Roles and Therapeutic Potential of the Enzymes that Translate our Genetic Code - Dr. Paul Schimmel
Dr. Paul Schimmel is Professor of Molecular Medicine and of Chemistry at Scripps Research Institute. He also holds an appointment with the Institute for Advanced Study at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is the author of a widely used...
2021-May-24 • 32 minutes
606: Treating Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors - Dr. Wakenda Tyler
Dr. Wakenda Tyler is an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology and Metabolic Bone Disease and Adult Reconstruction at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Wakenda is an orthopedic surgical oncologist. She is an orthopedic surgeon with a...
2021-May-17 • 41 minutes
605: Conducting Research on Bimanual Coordination and Arm Use After Stroke - Dr. Shailesh Kantak
Dr. Shailesh Kantak is a clinician scientist, an Institute Scientist, and Director of the Neuroplasticity and Motor Behavior Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI). He is also a recently tenured Assistant Professor in...
2021-May-10 • 32 minutes
604: Not Wasting Any Time in Search of Genetic Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy - Dr. Kay Davies
Professor Dame Kay Davies is the Dr. Lee's Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and Director of the MRC Functional Genomics Unit at the University of Oxford. She is also the Honorary Director of the MRC Functional...
2021-May-03 • 51 minutes
603: Exploring Extreme Environments and the Emergence of Life - Dr. Charles Cockell
Dr. Charles Cockell is a Professor of Astrobiology in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology. In addition, he is the Founder and Chair of the Earth and Space Foundation and...
2021-Apr-26 • 33 minutes
602: A Researcher with an Eye for Great Science Studying Retinal Cell Rewiring After Damage - Dr. Rachel Wong
Dr. Rachel Wong is a Professor in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington. In her lab, Rachel is working to understand how neural circuits in the retina (the light-sensitive part of our eye) are assembled during our...
2021-Apr-19 • 41 minutes
601: Sensorimotor Neuroscientist Studying the Cerebellum's Role in Motor Control - Dr. Amanda Therrien
Dr. Amanda Therrien is an Institute Scientist and Director of the Sensorimotor Learning Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI). As a sensorimotor neuroscientist, Amanda studies how the brain integrates incoming sensory information...
2021-Apr-12 • 51 minutes
600: Seeking Clues to Climate Change Using Deep Sea Corals - Dr. Jess Adkins
Dr. Jess Adkins is a Professor of Geochemistry at California Institute of Technology. Jess is an oceanographer who studies the history of the earth's climate. He is working to understand the inner workings of the earth's climate system by studying...
2021-Apr-05 • 43 minutes
599: Growing Excitement for Research in Potential Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Herbert Geller
Dr. Herbert Geller is a Senior Investigator in the Developmental Neurobiology Section and Head of the Office of Education at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The Geller lab investigates why people...
2021-Mar-29 • 44 minutes
598: Conducting Research on Old Stars that has Universal Appeal - Dr. Anna Frebel
Dr. Anna Frebel is the Silverman Family Career Development Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As an astrophysicist, Anna spends her time working with students, reviewing and analyzing data on the computer, and...
2021-Mar-22 • 49 minutes
597: Chemical Compounds as Protectors of Plants! - Dr. Jack Schultz
Dr. Jack Schultz is a Professor in Plant Sciences and Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri. Jack is interested in understanding why insects and other animals don't consume all of the plants in the world. In his...
2021-Mar-15 • 47 minutes
596: Studying the Science of Sound and How Building Acoustics Affect Performance - Dr. Lily Wang
Dr. Lily Wang is a Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development in the College of Engineering at the University of...
2021-Mar-08 • 38 minutes
595: A Botanist Who Rose to Prominence Studying the Evolution and Diversity of Flowering Plants - Dr. Peter Crane
Dr. Peter Crane is the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Botany at Yale University. Much of Peter’s work has involved studying fossil plants, particularly plants from about 130 million...
2021-Mar-01 • 41 minutes
594: Paving Pathways to Success Studying Substance Abuse and the Brain - Dr. Yasmin Hurd
Dr. Yasmin Hurd is Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics as well as the Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York. She is also Director of the Center for...
2021-Feb-22 • 38 minutes
593: Sinking His Teeth in to Exciting Research Questions in Periodontal Disease - Dr. George Hajishengallis
Dr. George Hajishengallis is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Through his research, George is trying to understand how the immune system interacts with oral bacteria. He is...
2021-Feb-15 • 38 minutes
592: Researching Human Function and Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. John Whyte
Dr. John Whyte is the Founding Director and Institute Scientist Emeritus at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), as well as the Founding Director of the Responsiveness Program at the Drucker Brain Injury Center at MossRehab. The goal of...
2021-Feb-08 • 58 minutes
591: Science on Stress in Single-Celled Organisms - Dr. Amy Vollmer
Dr. Amy Vollmer is Professor and Department Chair of Biology at Swarthmore College. Amy is interested in understanding how bacteria sense and respond to their environment. In addition to her research, she is passionate about teaching through her...
2021-Feb-01 • 30 minutes
590: Investigating Inflammatory Diseases and Developing Novel Therapeutics - Dr. Luke O'Neill
Dr. Luke O'Neill is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. He is also an author of three popular science books, including the recently released book Never Mind the B#ll*cks,...
2021-Jan-25 • 60 minutes
589: Researching the Role of Genes in the Evolution and Development of Reproductive Systems - Dr. Cassandra Extavour
Dr. Cassandra Extavour is a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Scientifically, Cassandra spends her time examining the evolution of embryonic development. Her lab...
2021-Jan-18 • 50 minutes
588: An Algorithm for Success! Using Computational and Imaging Approaches to Study Cognitive Science - Dr. Aleix Martinez
Dr. Aleix Martinez is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Computational Biology and Cognitive Science Laboratory at the Ohio State University. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical...
2021-Jan-11 • 37 minutes
587: Engineering Solutions to Improve Global Healthcare Quality and Access - Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. She is also Director of the award-winning Rice 360 Institute for Global Health and founder of Beyond...
2021-Jan-04 • 54 minutes
586: Combining Chemistry and Biology in Search of the Solution for How Cell Surface Interactions Contribute to Human Health and Disease - Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi
Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and Radiology at Stanford University. She is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Carolyn’s research...
2020-Dec-28 • 43 minutes
585: Using Models to Zoom in on Microscopic Aggregation Events in Nature and Man-Made Materials - Dr. Talid Sinno
2020-Dec-21 • 37 minutes
584: Studying Smart Slime Molds and Collective Intelligence in Ant Colonies - Dr. Audrey Dussutour
Dr. Audrey Dussutour is a National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Scientist at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. Audrey studies animal behavior and collective intelligence in ant colonies and slime molds. In ant colonies, she...
2020-Dec-14 • 32 minutes
583: Applying Learning Principles to Improve Language Rehabilitation in Aphasia - Dr. Erica Middleton
Dr. Erica Middleton is an Institute Scientist and Director of the Language and Learning Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute. Many people who have had a stroke experience a long-term impairment in their ability to produce or comprehend...
2020-Dec-07 • 46 minutes
582: Spreading Enthusiasm for Research on Dengue and Influenza Viruses to Improve Global Health - Dr. Eva Harris
Dr. Eva Harris is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology as well as Director of the Center for Global Public health at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the founder and president of the Sustainable Sciences Institute....
2020-Nov-30 • 41 minutes
581: Unraveling the Mechanisms Behind Memory in the Human Brain - Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He is also an author of the books Borges and Memory, Principles of Neural Coding, Imaging Brain Function...
2020-Nov-23 • 48 minutes
580: Dedicating His Attention to Cognitive Disorders in the Clinic, the Classroom, and through Conducting Research - Dr. Kenneth Heilman
Dr. Kenneth Heilman is the James E. Rooks, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is also Director of the Memory Disorders Clinics, the Center for Neuropsychological Studies,...
2020-Nov-16 • 41 minutes
579: Untangling the Mechanisms and Mysteries of Alzheimer’s Disease - Dr. David Holtzman
Dr. David Holtzman is the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology, Professor of Developmental Biology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and a Head of the Hope Center for Neurological...
2020-Nov-09 • 47 minutes
578: Identifying Factors that Contribute to Cognitive Decline to Predict and Prevent Dementia - Dr. Sudha Seshadri
Dr. Sudha Seshadri is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. She also serves as Co-Director of Medical Education for the Neurology Residency and Clerkship...
2020-Nov-02 • 35 minutes
577: A Remarkable Researcher Progressing towards Understanding and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease - Dr. John Morris
Dr. John Morris is the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Professor of Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. He...
2020-Oct-19 • 70 minutes
576: Changing How We Think About Cancer by Revealing the Critical Role of Context in Tissue Specificity - Dr. Mina Bissell
Dr. Mina Bissell is a Distinguished Scientist in the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Mina is working to understand why the cells in a particular part of your body form the structures they do and not something else....
2020-Oct-12 • 36 minutes
575: Conducting Research to Help Communities Better Support People With Disabilities - Dr. Kerri Morgan
Dr. Kerri Morgan is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis and a certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP). In addition, Kerri is an accomplished Paralympic and World Champion...
2020-Oct-05 • 37 minutes
574: Researching Flood Resistance in Rice and Other Plants - Dr. Julia Bailey-Serres
Dr. Julia Bailey-Serres is Director of the Center for Plant Cell Biology and Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Riverside. She also holds the University of California John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...
2020-Sep-28 • 42 minutes
573: Investigating the Physics of Ultra-Fast Movements in Animals and Developing Low-Cost Scientific Tools - Dr. Saad Bhamla
Dr. Saad Bhamla is Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Research in Saad’s lab spans two different focus areas. Some of his projects are dedicated to developing very...
2020-Sep-21 • 35 minutes
572: Studying Signal Transduction in Taste Cells - Dr. Kathryn Medler
Dr. Kathryn Medler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at The State University of New York at Buffalo. Her lab is dedicated to understanding how the taste cells in our tongues are able to detect the chemicals in our food...
2020-Sep-14 • 38 minutes
571: Shedding Light on the Nature of Dark Matter and the Mysteries of Our Universe - Dr. Katie Mack
Dr. Katie Mack is Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University and member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster there. In addition, Katie is an avid science communicator and author of the recently released book The End...
2020-Sep-07 • 45 minutes
570: Researching Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Amanda Rabinowitz
Dr. Amanda Rabinowitz is an Institute Scientist and Director of the Brain Injury Neuropsychology Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), as well as a Research Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson...
2020-Aug-31 • 39 minutes
569: Developing Stem Cell and Extracellular Vesicle Therapies to Treat Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Franklin West
Dr. Franklin West is an Associate Professor in the Regenerative Biosciences Center at the University of Georgia. In the lab, Franklin and his team are developing and testing stem cell therapies to treat stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI). They...
2020-Aug-24 • 39 minutes
568: Determining the Drivers of Diversity in Bats and Other Mammals - Dr. Sharlene Santana
Dr. Sharlene Santana is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington and Curator of Mammals at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. As an integrative and evolutionary...
2020-Aug-17 • 41 minutes
567: Studying the Chemistry of How Carbohydrates Contribute to Human Health and Wellness - Dr. Steve Townsend
Dr. Steven Townsend is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. As an organic chemist, Steve’s work involves making drugs and other molecules that are drug-like. He is interested in why people get sick and how he can use...
2020-Aug-10 • 41 minutes
566: Creating Computational Models to Determine How the Brain Accomplishes Complex Tasks - Dr. Kanaka Rajan
Dr. Kanaka Rajan is a computational neuroscientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute within the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In her research, Kanaka builds mathematical and computational...
2020-Aug-03 • 42 minutes
565: Analyzing the Surfaces of Ancient Teeth to Understand Human Evolution - Dr. Shara Bailey
Dr. Shara Bailey is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Anthropology at New York University (NYU) and Associated Researcher in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig,...
2020-Jul-27 • 51 minutes
564: Using Sulfur to Synthesize New Materials That Transmit Infrared Light - Dr. Darryl Boyd
Dr. Darryl Boyd is a Research Chemist in the Optical Sciences Division of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. He is also the STEM Director at the Transformational Education Adventure Center in McLean, VA, as well as the STEM instructor for Roots...
2020-Jul-20 • 43 minutes
563: Working to Preserve and Restore Populations of Bees and Other Pollinators - Dr. Lauren Ponisio
Dr. Lauren Ponisio is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Oregon. The United States is home to thousands of different species of native bees that are important for agriculture and natural ecosystems. Lauren’s...
2020-Jul-13 • 50 minutes
562: Engineering Affordable Organic Electronics to Power and Light the World - Dr. Ayse Turak
Dr. Ayse Turak is Associate Professor and Associate Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University. Ayse develops and studies plastic-based electronic materials, such as solar cells and light-emitting diodes....
2020-Jul-06 • 40 minutes
561: Investigating How Risk Factors Contribute to Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Umesh Venkatesan
Dr. Umesh "Umi" Venkatesan is an Institute Scientist and Director of the Brain Trauma and Behavior Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI). Umi is trained as a clinical psychologist, and he currently studies behavior and cognition...
2020-Jun-29 • 44 minutes
560: Characterizing Biological Surfaces and Creating New Biomimetic Materials - Dr. Joe Baio
Dr. Joe Baio is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. In the lab, Joe studies how materials function in the natural world to determine if principles from natural...
2020-Jun-22 • 46 minutes
559: Determining How Disruptions in Brain Development Lead to Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Dr. Ileana Soto
Dr. Ileana Soto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at Rowan University. She studies how disruption of brain development leads to neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Her goal is to identify...
2020-Jun-15 • 52 minutes
558: Uncovering the Mechanisms Underlying Uneven Rates of Evolution Across Organisms - Dr. Martha Muñoz
Dr. Martha Muñoz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. Martha is an evolutionary biologist who is working to better understand how and why evolution proceeds unevenly across the tree of...
2020-Jun-08 • 40 minutes
557: Applying Artificial Intelligence to Improve Healthcare - Dr. Wesley Gilson
Dr. Wes Gilson is Artificial Intelligence Lead for North America at Siemens Healthineers. Wes and his colleagues use artificial intelligence in the context of healthcare to gain insights on how to improve treatments for patients and how to improve the...
2020-Jun-01 • 41 minutes
556: Creating New Therapeutics to Treat Testosterone Deficiency - Dr. Robert Dudley
Dr. Robert Dudley is President and CEO at Clarus Therapeutics, Inc. and is a clinical pharmacologist and board-certified toxicologist. With a background in clinical pharmacology and toxicology, Bob has dedicated his career to developing new drugs to...
2020-May-25 • 37 minutes
555: Investigating How Disruptions in the Gut Microbiome Impact Intestinal Epithelial Cells and Lead to Disease - Dr. Mariana Byndloss
Dr. Mariana Byndloss is Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Research in Mariana’s lab investigates how the bacteria that live inside our gut can affect our health. She is interested...
2020-May-18 • 42 minutes
554: Using Rehabilitation Robotics and Noninvasive Brain Stimulation to Promote Recovery After Brain Injury - Dr. Dylan Edwards
Dr. Dylan Edwards is Director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute as well as an Institute Scientist and Director of the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory there. In addition, he is Professor of Neuroscience at Edith Cowan University in...
2020-May-11 • 40 minutes
553: Examining the Impacts of Exercise on Cardiovascular Health After Stroke - Dr. Ada Tang
Dr. Ada Tang is a physical therapist, an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, and a Clinician-Scientist with the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. We know that exercise is an important part of healthy...
2020-May-04 • 41 minutes
552: Making a Mechatronic Tremor Suppression Glove for People with Parkinson’s Disease - Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos
Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as Biomedical Engineering at Western University in Canada. She is also an Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. Ana...
2020-Apr-27 • 41 minutes
551: Applying Insights from Human Genetics to Create New Cancer Therapies - Dr. Tim Behrens
Dr. Tim Behrens is Senior Vice President of Human Genetics at the biotech company Maze Therapeutics and Adjunct Professor of Medicine in Rheumatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In his research, Tim is working to apply lessons and insights...
2020-Apr-20 • 55 minutes
550: Developing Novel Drugs to Treat Autoimmune Disease and Inflammation - Dr. Paul Changelian
Dr. Paul Changelian is Vice President of Biology at Aclaris Therapeutics and Director of Biology at Confluence Life Sciences. He is working to discover new drugs to treat autoimmune disease and inflammation in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis,...
2020-Apr-13 • 44 minutes
549: Unearthing Clues to Reveal How People Lived in Early Mesoamerican Cities - Dr. Verónica Pérez Rodríguez
Dr. Verónica Pérez Rodríguez is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Verónica is an archaeologist and anthropologist who is interested in studying people and life in cities over...
2020-Apr-06 • 47 minutes
548: Studying New Cellular Mechanisms of Memory Involving Myelin - Dr. Douglas Fields
Dr. R. Douglas Fields is Chief of the Nervous System Development and Plasticity Section at the National Institutes of Health and Adjunct Professor in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. In...
2020-Mar-30 • 36 minutes
547: Examining Episodic Memory and Making Sense of Memory Failures - Dr. Ayanna Thomas
Dr. Ayanna Thomas is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Graduate Program in Psychology at Tufts University. Ayanna conducts research to answer a wide variety of questions related to memory. She aims to better understand how our memories work,...
2020-Mar-23 • 51 minutes
546: Investigating the Impacts of Geochemistry and Nanoscale Materials on our Planet - Dr. Michael Hochella
Dr. Michael Hochella is a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. Michael’s research is at the intersection of nanoscience and environmental geochemistry. He studies very small things that can impact the health of the planet...
2020-Mar-16 • 46 minutes
545: Applying CRISPR Technologies to Advance Food Science, Health, and Sustainability - Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou
Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou is the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North Carolina State University. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The CRISPR Journal and co-founder of...
2020-Mar-09 • 43 minutes
544: Scientist with Her Sights Set on Using Stem Cells to Study and Treat Retinal Degeneration - Dr. Natalia Vergara
Dr. Natalia Vergara is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Natalia uses stem cells to understand how the retina forms during...
2020-Mar-02 • 42 minutes
543: Working to Purify and Preserve Our World's Water Supply - Dr. David Sedlak
Dr. David Sedlak is the Plato Malozemoff Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center, Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the...
2020-Feb-24 • 40 minutes
542: Studying Water on the Surfaces of Planetary Systems - Dr. Jonathan Toner
Dr. Jonathan Toner is a Research Assistant Professor in Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington. Jon conducts research on planetary surfaces, such as Earth, Mars, and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn. He is interested in...
2020-Feb-17 • 39 minutes
541: Learning How Long Non-Coding RNAs Contribute to Lung Cancer Development - Dr. Crystal Marconett
Dr. Crystal Marconett is Assistant Professor of Research Surgery in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Crystal’s work centers around understanding the molecular origins of lung cancer. She is interested in how...
2020-Feb-10 • 44 minutes
540: Developing DNA Vaccines and Treatments for Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. David Weiner
Dr. David Weiner is Executive Vice President, Director of the Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center, and the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research at The Wistar Institute. He is also Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Laboratory...
2020-Feb-03 • 38 minutes
539: Investigating Issues at the Intersection of People, Policy, and Marine and Coastal Environments - Dr. Ana Spalding
Dr. Ana Spalding is Assistant Professor of Marine and Coastal Policy and Affiliate Faculty at the Pacific Marine Energy Center at Oregon State University. She is also a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama...
2020-Jan-27 • 54 minutes
538: Finding Out How the Brain Controls Movement in Moths During Flight - Dr. Simon Sponberg
Dr. Simon Sponberg is Dunn Family Professor and Assistant Professor in the School of Physics and the School of Biological Sciences, as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)....
2020-Jan-20 • 38 minutes
537: Examining Extreme Weather Events and Earth's Most Intense Storms - Dr. Kristen Rasmussen
Dr. Kristen Lani Rasmussen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Research in Kristen’s lab focuses on studying extreme events, particularly weather events such as heavy rainfall, thunderstorms,...
2020-Jan-13 • 29 minutes
536: Studying Stroke Patients to Understand How the Brain Controls Perception and Action - Dr. Laurel Buxbaum
Dr. Laurel Buxbaum is Associate Director of the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Director of the Cognition and Action Laboratory, and Research Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Laurel’s...
2020-Jan-06 • 41 minutes
535: Developing Novel Materials with Wide Applications from Medicine to Manufacturing - Dr. Tim Long
Dr. Tim Long is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute at Virginia Tech. Tim’s lab is working on a wide variety of research projects that are focused on novel macromolecular structures to tailor the properties...
2019-Dec-30 • 42 minutes
534: Investigating How the Development of Agriculture Has Shaped the Ecology and Evolution of Insect Pests - Dr. Yolanda Chen
Dr. Yolanda Chen is a Gund Fellow in the Gund Institute for Environment as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Vermont. Through her research,...
2019-Dec-23 • 50 minutes
533: Using Astrophysics to Unravel the Enigma of Quantum Entanglement - Dr. Andrew Friedman
Dr. Andrew Friedman is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
2019-Dec-16 • 42 minutes
532: Applying Physics and Nanotechnology to Understand Mechanics and Shape in Biological Systems - Dr. Sonia Contera
Dr. Sonia Contera is an Associate Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Oxford Physics Department, and a Research Fellow of Green Templeton College. She is also the author of the recently released book Nano comes to Life. Sonia is...
2019-Dec-09 • 38 minutes
531: Breaking Down the Mysteries of Digestion in Animals With Unusual Diets - Dr. Donovan German
Dr. Donovan German is Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He studies how guts work, aiming to better understand how materials move through the gut,...
2019-Dec-02 • 56 minutes
530: Researching River Food Webs in Temperate and Tropical Rivers - Dr. Mary Power
Dr. Mary E. Power is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley as well as Faculty Manager at the Angelo Coast Range Reserve and Director of the California Biodiversity Center. Mary is also a...
2019-Nov-25 • 46 minutes
529: Creating Sustainability Solutions Through Science - Dr. Gayle Schueller
Dr. Gayle Schueller is the Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Sustainability and Product Stewardship at 3M. In her work, Gayle has the opportunity to use science to have an impact on the world through the development of innovative...
2019-Nov-18 • 51 minutes
528: Studying the Physics of How Cells Self-Organize - Dr. Jennifer Ross
Dr. Jennifer Ross is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Syracuse University. Through her research, Jenny is working to better understand how living things can organize themselves. An animal starts with one cell and then develops into a full...
2019-Nov-11 • 52 minutes
527: Creating Compounds to Treat Pain and Slow Tumor Growth - Dr. John Talley
Dr. John J. Talley is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Euclises Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In addition, John is Co-Founder, Partner, and Vice President of Chemistry at Emmyon, Inc. John is an organic chemist who works to identify targets...
2019-Nov-04 • 45 minutes
526: Studying the Role of Sea Otters in Kelp Forest Ecosystems - Dr. Jim Estes
Dr. Jim Estes is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In addition, Jim is author of the book Serendipity: An Ecologist’s Quest to Understand Nature, and...
2019-Oct-28 • 35 minutes
525: Developing Gene Therapies for Rare Inherited Retinal Diseases - Dr. Daniel Chung
Dr. Daniel Chung is the global medical strategy lead for ophthalmology at Spark Therapeutics. Spark Therapeutics concentrates on discovering, developing, and delivering gene therapy for rare diseases. Dan works in the area of ophthalmology, and he and...
2019-Oct-21 • 41 minutes
524: Researching How Plant Cells Sense and Respond to Internal Forces - Dr. Elizabeth Haswell
Dr. Elizabeth Haswell is a Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-Simons Faculty Scholar. Liz’s research examines how the molecules, cells, and tissues within plants can sense and...
2019-Oct-14 • 41 minutes
523: Physicist Figuring Out How Materials Deform and Fail - Dr. Karen Daniels
Dr. Karen Daniels is a Professor in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University. Karen’s lab investigates the physics of how materials change state (e.g. from solid to fluid), how they deform, and how they may ultimately fail. She...
2019-Oct-07 • 31 minutes
522: Generating Genomic Therapies to Treat Huntington's Disease and Other Conditions - Dr. Edward Rebar
Dr. Edward Rebar is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sangamo Therapeutics. Ed and the team at Sangamo are developing genomic medicines. They use different techniques including gene therapy, ex vivo genome editing (using cells...
2019-Sep-30 • 43 minutes
521: Examining the Role of Epigenomics in Development and Disease - Dr. Joyce Ohm
Dr. Joyce Ohm is an Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Joyce’s research examines the epigenomics involved in development and disease, particularly...
2019-Sep-23 • 33 minutes
520: Deciphering Genome Differences Associated with Diseases Like ALS - Dr. Molly Gale Hammell
Dr. Molly Gale Hammell is an Associate Professor in Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She sequences genomes and analyzes genome sequences to understand which differences in our genomes are due to random variation between...
2019-Sep-16 • 40 minutes
519: Exploring Causes, Degenerative Mechanisms, and Potential Therapies for Parkinson's Disease -  Dr. Kim Tieu
Dr. Kim Tieu is Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University. Kim’s research focuses on three related areas. The...
2019-Sep-09 • 42 minutes
518: Examining Emotions and How They Affect Our Actions - Dr. Jessica Tracy
Dr. Jessica Tracy is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Emotion and Self Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. In addition, she is a University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business Distinguished...
2019-Sep-02 • 40 minutes
517: Investigating How Insects Transmit Plant Pathogens And How To Prevent Propagation - Dr. Michelle Heck
Dr. Michelle Heck is a Research Molecular Biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), an Associate Professor at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the...
2019-Aug-26 • 38 minutes
516: Dedicated to Clinical Care and Conducting Research to Combat Childhood Cancers - Dr. Uri Tabori
Dr. Uri Tabori is a Staff Physician in the Division of Haematology/Oncology, Senior Scientist in the Genetics & Genome Biology program, and Principal Investigator of The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour...
2019-Aug-19 • 41 minutes
515: Studying Young Stars to Shed Light on Planet Formation - Dr. Meredith Hughes
Dr. Meredith Hughes is an Associate Professor of Astronomy at Wesleyan University. In her research, Meredith uses large radio telescopes to study how planets form around other stars. After stars are formed, disks of leftover gas and dust go on to form...
2019-Aug-12 • 43 minutes
514: Examining the Effects of Environmental Stress on Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates - Dr. Susanne Brander
Dr. Susanne Brander is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University. Susanne is an ecotoxicologist who studies the effects of environmental stress on wildlife. She particularly...
2019-Aug-05 • 60 minutes
513: Recovering Rare and Endangered Butterfly Populations through Conservation Corridors and Other Strategies - Dr. Nick Haddad
Dr. Nick Haddad is a Professor in Integrative Biology at Michigan State University and a Senior Terrestrial Ecologist at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. In addition, Nick is the author of the recently released book The Last Butterflies: A...
2019-Jul-29 • 43 minutes
512: Developing New Cancer Treatments Using T Cell Receptor-Based Biologics - Dr. David Berman
Dr. David Berman is Head of Research and Development at Immunocore, a leading T cell receptor biotechnology company. David and his team are working on new therapies that can train the immune system to recognize and kill cancer. This approach to...
2019-Jul-22 • 42 minutes
511: Getting Straight to the Point Studying the Shape and Function of Shark Teeth - Dr. Lisa Whitenack
Dr. Lisa Whitenack is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biology and Geology at Allegheny College. Through her research, Lisa aims to better understand how animals work from a mechanical perspective. She studies how sharks have used their...
2019-Jul-15 • 38 minutes
510: Creating New Compounds to Treat Central Nervous System Disorders - Dr. Al Robichaud
Dr. Al Robichaud is Chief Scientific Officer at Sage Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing novel medicines to treat life-altering central nervous system disorders. The team at Sage...
2019-Jul-08 • 42 minutes
509: Studying Social Behavior, Reproduction, and Health in Female-Dominant Species - Dr. Christine Drea
Dr. Christine Drea is the Earl D. McLean Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, as well as Professor in the Department of Biology, the University Program in Ecology, and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences at Duke University. Research in...
2019-Jul-01 • 38 minutes
508: Investigating Genetic Profiles and Phenotypes of People with Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Paul Cannon
Dr. Paul Cannon is the Parkinson’s Disease Program Manager at 23andMe. Paul and the team at 23andMe are working with patients, genetic data, and other self-report data to understand genetic mutations linked to Parkinson’s disease, disease risk...
2019-Jun-24 • 43 minutes
507: Investigating How Frogs are Impacted by Climate Change, Fungal Disease, and Selection Pressures - Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki
Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology at the University of Pittsburgh. Cori studies topics in ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and...
2019-Jun-17 • 35 minutes
506: Sage Scientist Developing New Drugs for Depression and Other Neurological Diseases - Dr. Jim Doherty
Dr. Jim Doherty is Chief Research Officer at Sage Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing novel medicines to treat life-altering central nervous system disorders. Jim and his colleagues are...
2019-Jun-10 • 25 minutes
505: Developing Drugs to Treat Lupus Nephritis and Other Rare Diseases - Dr. Neil Solomons
Dr. Neil Solomons is Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies in disease areas of high unmet medical need. Neil is working to...
2019-Jun-03 • 39 minutes
504: Researching Age-Related Retinal Degeneration Diagnostics and Therapeutics - Dr. Anne Fung
Dr. Anne Fung is the Global Development Lead for the Port Delivery System with Ranibizumab and Lucentis at Genentech. She is also a practicing retina specialist and researcher at Pacific Eye Associates and California Pacific Medical Center in San...
2019-May-27 • 36 minutes
503: Identifying Genetic Variants and Phenotypic Traits Associated with Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Karl Heilbron
Dr. Karl Heilbron is a Scientist I in Statistical Genetics at 23andMe. He focuses on identifying genetic variants that are associated with diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. Once variants are identified, he conducts more targeted analyses to...
2019-May-20 • 35 minutes
502: Investigating the Impacts of the Gut Microbiome on Immunotherapy Cancer Treatments - Dr. Jennifer Wargo
Dr. Jennifer Wargo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a Stand Up To Cancer researcher. Jennifer is a physician scientist, and this means she...
2019-May-13 • 32 minutes
501: Modeling Social Systems to Inform Interventions and Impact Policies - Dr. Brian Goode
Dr. Brian Goode is a Research Scientist at the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech, formerly the Biocomplexity Institute. Brian’s background is in engineering, and his current research aims to understand how data-driven and theoretical...
2019-May-06 • 43 minutes
500: Deep Sea Explorer Seeking Solutions to Stop Marine Pollution - Dr. Edith Widder
Dr. Edith Widder is Co-Founder, CEO, and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), a scientific based conservation nonprofit. ORCA aims to find upstream solutions to the pollution problems that are plaguing our...
2019-Apr-29 • 44 minutes
499: Developing New Vaccines to Prevent Infectious Diseases from Bacteria - Dr. Annaliesa Anderson
Dr. Annaliesa Anderson is Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Bacterial Vaccines within Vaccine Research and Development at Pfizer Inc. In the lab, Liesa is working to develop new vaccines that prevent infectious diseases caused by...
2019-Apr-22 • 41 minutes
498: Researching Novel Methods to Regenerate Functionally-Polarized Tissues - Dr. Denver Lough
Dr. Denver Lough is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of PolarityTE, a biotech company developing methods for patients’ own cells to regenerate functionally-polarized tissues. Denver and the team at Polarity TE have developed novel...
2019-Apr-15 • 57 minutes
497: Protecting the World's Most Peaceful Primates - Dr. Karen Strier
Dr. Karen Strier is the Vilas Research Professor and Irven Devore Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karen is a Primate behavioral ecologist. She is working to understand the biological basis of human behavior,...
2019-Apr-08 • 57 minutes
496: Engineering Novel Solutions for Data Storage and Energy Management in Electronics - Dr. Eric Pop
Dr. Eric Pop is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering as well as Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University. Research in Eric’s laboratory spans electronics, electrical engineering, physics, nanomaterials, and energy. They...
2019-Apr-01 • 42 minutes
495: Advancing Adhesive Technology and Advocating for Science - Dr. Jayshree Seth
Dr. Jayshree Seth is a Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate at 3M. Jayshree is developing and studying adhesives and tapes for use in industrial environments. Her goal is to create stronger, more versatile, and more sustainable...
2019-Mar-25 • 44 minutes
494: Advancing the Fight Against Breast Cancer With Novel Non-Chemotherapy Treatments - Dr. Kimberly Blackwell
Dr. Kimberly Blackwell is Vice President of Early Phase Development and Immuno-oncology at Lilly Oncology. In addition, Kim is Co-Founder of Cereius, a company that aims to improve the lives and survival of patients with solid tumor brain metastasis...
2019-Mar-18 • 40 minutes
493: Developing Devices to Treat Chronic Pain and Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Rafael Carbunaru
Dr. Rafael Carbunaru is Vice President of Research and Development of the Neuromodulation Division of Boston Scientific Corporation. Rafael is dedicated to creating innovative medical solutions to transform the lives of patients worldwide. He and his...
2019-Mar-11 • 37 minutes
492: Investigating Novel Therapeutics to Improve Immune Function and Treat Age-Related Diseases - Dr. Joan Mannick
Dr. Joan Mannick is Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of resTORbio, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics to treat aging-related diseases. Joan and her colleagues at resTORbio are targeting the biology of aging...
2019-Mar-04 • 45 minutes
491: Using Data to Inform Policy and Improve Quality of Life in Communities - Dr. Stephanie Shipp
Dr. Stephanie Shipp is Deputy Director and Research Professor in the Social and Decision Analytics Division of the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia. Stephanie works with social scientists and statisticians who are...
2019-Feb-25 • 42 minutes
490: Examining the Intersection of Immunology and Emotion - Dr. Fulvio D'Acquisto
Dr. Fulvio D'Acquisto is Professor of Immunology and Director of the Health Science Research Centre at the University of Roehampton in London. Through his research, Fulvio seeks to understand how emotion and lifestyle influence our immune response. He...
2019-Feb-18 • 51 minutes
489: Mathematician and Communicator with an Eye for Modeling Cataract Development in Populations Over Time - Dr. Talithia Williams
Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning at Harvey Mudd College. In addition, Talithia is Host of the PBS Series NOVA Wonders and author of the book Power in Numbers: The...
2019-Feb-11 • 38 minutes
488: Studying the Evolutionary Diversity of Squishy Sea Creatures - Dr. Joseph Ryan
Dr. Joseph Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience at the University of Florida. In the lab, Joe studies DNA from squishy marine invertebrates like ctenophores (e.g. comb jellies), cnidarians (e.g....
2019-Feb-04 • 39 minutes
487: Making Mathematical Models to Understand Immune System Responses to Cancer - Dr. Lisette DePillis
Dr. Lisette DePillis is the Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences, Professor of Mathematics, and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Lisette is an applied mathematician. She creates mathematical models or...
2019-Jan-28 • 45 minutes
486: Theoretical Physicist and Author Discovering Novel Forms of Matter and Improving our Understanding of the Universe - Dr. Paul Steinhardt
Dr. Paul Steinhardt is the Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Professor in the Department of Physics, Professor in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, and Director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences. In addition, Paul is author...
2019-Jan-21 • 40 minutes
485: Studying How Disruptions in Circadian Control of Cell Division May Cause Cancer - Dr. Carla Finkielstein
Dr. Carla Finkielstein is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. She is also Director of the Integrated Cellular Response Laboratory at Virginia Tech, a Member of the Executive Committee of...
2019-Jan-14 • 44 minutes
484: Discovering Drugs for Targeted Treatment in Brain Damage and Disease - Todd Zankel
Dr. Todd Zankel is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Mercaptor Discoveries, Inc., a biotech company focused on developing molecules to treat brain injury and degeneration. Todd studies chemistry and molecular biology to develop new drugs to...
2019-Jan-07 • 44 minutes
483: Developing Novel Treatments for Neurological Disease Using Neural Networks and Brain Stimulation - Dr. Michael Fox
Dr. Michael Fox is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Harvard University Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation. In addition, Mike is Associate Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for...
2018-Dec-31 • 44 minutes
482: Studying the Role of Sex and Gender in Health and Disease - Dr. Janine Austin Clayton
Dr. Janine Austin Clayton is the Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. There are 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of...
2018-Dec-24 • 39 minutes
481: Researching the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms - Dr. Joseph Takahashi
Dr. Joseph S. Takahashi is Professor and Chair of Neuroscience and the Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is also an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Joe and...
2018-Dec-17 • 38 minutes
480: Investigating Interactions Between Amphibian Immune Systems, Invading Pathogens, and the Environment - Dr. Barbara Katzenback
Dr. Barbara Katzenback is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo. Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, and one reason for their decline is their susceptibility to diseases that are emerging in their...
2018-Dec-10 • 48 minutes
479: Putting Patients First in Developing Drugs to Transform Radiation Therapy for Cancer - Dr. Robert A. Beardsley
Dr. Robert A. Beardsley or "Al" is a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Galera Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company discovering and developing innovative cancer treatments. Al is interested in developing new drugs that target how...
2018-Dec-03 • 40 minutes
478: Illuminating the Quantum Physics of Ultra-Cold Atoms - Dr. Chad Orzel
Dr. Chad Orzel is the R. Gordon Gould Associate Professor of Physics at Union College. He is also author of the popular science books How to Teach Physics to Your Dog, How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog, Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist, and...
2018-Nov-26 • 37 minutes
477: Researching Soft Robots, Medical Robots, and Haptics in Human-Robot Interactions - Dr. Allison Okamura
Dr. Allison Okamura is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She also holds a courtesy appointment in Computer science there. Research in Allison’s lab examines three different areas of robotics. The first is haptics, which...
2018-Nov-19 • 42 minutes
476: Developing Methods to Detect and Deter Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport - Dr. Mario Thevis
Dr. Mario Thevis is Vice President of Research, Professor, and head of the Centre for Preventive Doping Research at the German Sport University of Cologne. He is also Director of the European Monitoring Center for Emerging Doping Agents...
2018-Nov-12 • 38 minutes
475: Designing Drugs to Decrease Damage in Healthy Tissue During Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatments - Dr. Dennis Riley
Dr. Dennis Riley is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Galera Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company discovering and developing innovative cancer treatments. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Washington University in St....
2018-Nov-05 • 42 minutes
474: Developing Novel Nature-Inspired Drug Delivery Systems - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead
Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Whitehead is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University where she also holds a courtesy appointment in Biomedical Engineering. Research in Katie’s lab group focuses on therapeutic drug...
2018-Oct-29 • 51 minutes
473: Investigating the Intersection of Public Health, Infectious Disease, and Behavior Change to Improve Human Health - Dr. Satesh Bidaisee
Dr. Satesh Bidaisee is a Professor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at St. George’s University in Grenada. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Center for Global Health at Old Dominion University...
2018-Oct-22 • 40 minutes
472: Nanoscientist and Physicist Studying the Manipulation of Single Molecules and Atoms - Dr. Philip Moriarty
Dr. Philip Moriarty is a Professor of Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. In addition, he is an avid contributor to the Sixty Symbols YouTube video project and author of the book When the Uncertainty...
2018-Oct-15 • 36 minutes
471: Epic Research Investigating Epidemics and Infectious Diseases in Wildlife - Dr. Jamie Voyles
Dr. Jamie Voyles is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Research in Jamie’s lab focuses on diseases of wildlife. This is an exciting area that spans many different subdisciplines of biology including immunology,...
2018-Oct-08 • 52 minutes
470: Examining Interactions Between Changes in Earth's Environments, Extinction Events, and Evolution of Life - Dr. Jonathan Payne
Dr. Jonathan Payne is a Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in Biology, is a Member of Stanford’s interdisciplinary biosciences institute Bio-X, and is an Affiliate of the Stanford...
2018-Oct-01 • 35 minutes
469: Using Structural Geology to Understand Earth's History - Dr. Marcia Bjornerud
Dr. Marcia Bjornerud is Professor of Geology and the Walter Schober Professor of Environmental Studies at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. In addition, she is a writer for “Elements”, the New Yorker’s science and technology blog, and...
2018-Sep-24 • 43 minutes
468: Studying the Selection, Planning, and Production of Skilled Movements - Dr. Richard Ivry
Dr. Richard Ivry is Professor of Psychology and Professor of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on what makes certain individuals really good at skilled, coordinated movements....
2018-Sep-17 • 44 minutes
467: Creating Cell-Free Gene Editing On A Chip For Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Dr. Eric Kmiec
Dr. Eric Kmiec is Director of the Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer and Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System. He also holds faculty appointments at the University of Delaware and the Wistar Institute. Eric and...
2018-Sep-10 • 49 minutes
466: Researching the Comparative Genomics of Pathological and Beneficial Bacteria - Dr. Rebecca Wattam
Dr. Rebecca Wattam is a Research Associate Professor in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Rebecca is the outreach and biology lead for a bioinformatics research center that...
2018-Sep-03 • 37 minutes
465: Physicist Examining Magnetic Materials and Studying Superconductivity - Dr. Deepak Singh
Dr. Deepak Singh is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri and Principal Investigator of the Magnetism and Superconductivity Research Laboratory there. Deepak’s research aims to better understand magnetism and...
2018-Aug-27 • 35 minutes
464: Making New Materials for Soft and Flexible Bio-Inspired Robots - Dr. Carmel Majidi
Dr. Carmel Majidi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he also holds courtesy appointments in the Robotics Institute and in Civil and Environmental Engineering. In Carmel’s...
2018-Aug-20 • 42 minutes
463: Conducting Investigations to Improve Health in Low-Income Countries and Indigenous Communities - Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk
Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and...
2018-Aug-13 • 46 minutes
462: Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Cells Use to Communicate During Development and Regeneration - Dr. Michael Levin
Dr. Michael Levin is Professor and Vannevar Bush Endowed Chair in the Department of Biology at Tufts University. He is also Director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts and Director of the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology. In...
2018-Aug-06 • 33 minutes
461: Atomic Layer Deposition Developer, Fundamental Physicist, and Scientific Philosopher - Dr. Tuomo Suntola
Dr. Tuomo Suntola is a co-owner and Board Member of the Finnish atomic layer deposition technology company Picosun Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Finnish Society for Natural Philosophy, Chairman of the Physics Foundations Society, and...
2018-Jul-30 • 32 minutes
460: Cosmic Conquests - Seeking to Answer Key Questions About Our Universe - Dr. Jo Dunkley
Dr. Jo Dunkley is a Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Jo is a cosmologist who conducts research to approximate how space behaves as a whole. This includes looking into space and taking measurements to determine...
2018-Jul-23 • 40 minutes
459: Developing Novel Therapies for Bone Regeneration and Restoration - Dr. Kurt Hankenson
Dr. Kurt Hankenson is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. Kurt is a veterinarian and a scientist. His research focuses on developing new treatments to improve bone healing as well as to treat bone loss...
2018-Jul-16 • 44 minutes
458: Researching Robotic Systems for Rehabilitation of Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Marcie O'Malley
Dr. Marcie O'Malley is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. Marcie is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments of...
2018-Jul-09 • 43 minutes
457: Using Virtual Reality to Tackle Tough Challenges in Surgical Training - Dr. Justin Barad
Dr. Justin Barad is the CEO of Osso VR, a virtual reality surgical training software company. Justin and the team at Osso VR are developing a surgical training platform that uses virtual reality and gaming technology to solve critical training...
2018-Jul-02 • 53 minutes
456: High Energy Physicist Studying Particle Collisions and Cosmic Rays - Dr. Daniel Whiteson
Dr. Daniel Whiteson is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is also co-author of the book We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe. As a particle physicist, Daniel is working to discover how the...
2018-Jun-25 • 39 minutes
455: Decoding the Colorful Communication Cues Used By Female Fish - Dr. Lori Hosaka LaPlante
Dr. Lori Hosaka LaPlante is an Associate Professor of Biology at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Her research focuses on how and why animals use color signals during communication. In particular, Lori is interested in better understanding...
2018-Jun-18 • 44 minutes
454: Computer Scientist Creating Social Simulations to Study Human Behavior - Dr. Samarth Swarup
Dr. Samarth Swarup is a Research Associate Professor working in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. In the lab, Samarth studies human behavior by making computer models of people...
2018-Jun-11 • 45 minutes
453: Conducting Sweet Citizen Science-Based Research on the Genetics of Taste - Dr. Nicole Garneau
Dr. Nicole Garneau is a Curator of Human Health, the Department Chair of Health Sciences, and Principal Investigator of the Genetics of Taste Laboratory at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. In addition, Nicole is Co-Founder of Beer Flavor...
2018-Jun-04 • 65 minutes
452: Examining the Evolution of Host Specificity in Plant-Eating Insects - Dr. Douglas Futuyma
Dr. Douglas Futuyma is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. He also holds an appointment as a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Throughout his career, Douglas has...
2018-May-28 • 41 minutes
451: Studying Skin and Follicle Formation and How These Processes Fail in Cancer - Dr. Sunny Wong
Dr. Sunny Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Sunny’s lab studies skin biology. Skin is a complex organ that...
2018-May-21 • 37 minutes
450: Unearthing Clues About Our Planet's Past From Tiny Fossils Found in Rock - Dr. Francisca Ikuenobe
Dr. Francisca Ikuenobe is a Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her research, Franca studies rocks to understand the clues they can reveal about the living things, environments, and...
2018-May-14 • 36 minutes
449: Applying Systems Biology Approaches to Advance Our Understanding of Infectious Disease - Dr. John Aitchison
Dr. John Aitchison is President and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research, the largest independent, non-profit organization in the U.S. that is focused solely on infectious disease research. In addition, John serves as an affiliate or...
2018-May-07 • 53 minutes
448: Using Technology to Investigate the Inner Workings of Large Networks - Dr. Madhav Marathe
Dr. Madhav Marathe is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Chalmers University, the Indian...
2018-Apr-30 • 36 minutes
447: Using DNA to Decode Family Histories and Genetic Connections - Dr. Eurie Hong
Dr. Eurie Hong is the Senior Director of Genomics at AncestryDNA. In her position, Eurie works on the algorithms that interpret the DNA provided in customer samples to tell people the regions of the world their ancestors may come from. She develops...
2018-Apr-23 • 49 minutes
446: Searching for Signals to Illuminate the Origins of the Universe - Dr. Brian Keating
Dr. Brian Keating is a Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, he is the Co-Director of the Ax Center for Experimental Cosmology and Director of the Simons Observatory. Brian is also author of the book Losing the...
2018-Apr-16 • 35 minutes
445: Investigating the Impacts of Clouds on Climate Models - Dr. Thijs Heus
Dr. Thijs Heus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Cleveland State University. Thijs’s research focuses on clouds and the impact they have on weather and climate. Some of the effects clouds can have include reflecting sunlight...
2018-Apr-09 • 40 minutes
444: Conducting Research to Conserve Colorado's Rare Plants - Dr. Jennifer Ramp Neale
Dr. Jennifer Ramp Neale is Director of Research and Conservation at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado Denver. The Denver Botanic Gardens...
2018-Apr-02 • 55 minutes
443: Using Computational Methods to Model Complex, Multiscale Living Systems - Dr. Chris Barrett
Dr. Chris Barrett is Executive Director and Professor at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, as well as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Chris lives on a small farm in the Blue Ridge area of Virginia, and...
2018-Mar-26 • 49 minutes
442: Fascinating Field Work Following Birds of the North American Boreal Forests - Dr. Bruce Beehler
Dr. Bruce Beehler is an ornithologist and Research Associate in the Bird Division of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Bruce spends much of his free time outside and immersed in nature. He enjoys playing tennis, going...
2018-Mar-19 • 42 minutes
441: Archaeologist Digging Up Artifacts to Understand Ancient Civilizations - Dr. Michele Koons
Dr. Michele Koons is a Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. When Michele’s not at work, she spends her time hanging out with her husband and one year old son. Some of her favorite activities include skiing,...
2018-Mar-12 • 41 minutes
440: Investigating How Brain Damage Occurs in Stroke and Developing Therapies to Improve Stroke Recovery - Dr. Ian Winship
Dr. Ian Winship is an Associate Professor and a former Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. He is also Director of the Neurochemical Research Unit there. Much of Ian’s...
2018-Mar-05 • 42 minutes
439: Passing on His Passion for Infectious Disease Simulations - Dr. Bryan Lewis
Dr. Bryan Lewis is a Research Associate Professor working in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Bryan works in the field of computational epidemiology. His research uses...
2018-Feb-26 • 39 minutes
438: Developing Digital Health Solutions to Help Patients with Chronic Disease - Dr. Suzanne Clough
Dr. Suzanne Clough is the Chief Medical Officer at Amalgam Rx and Chief Innovation Officer at ArmadaHealth. In her free time, Suzanne revels in the pleasant chaos of her house with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She is also an athlete...
2018-Feb-19 • 41 minutes
437: Unraveling the Mechanisms Behind Memory in the Human Brain - Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga
Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He is also an author of the books Borges and Memory, Principles of Neural Coding, Imaging Brain Function...
2018-Feb-12 • 49 minutes
436: Conducting Research on Complex Marine Microbial Communities - Dr. Ed DeLong
Dr. Edward DeLong is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai’i Manoa as well as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. When he’s not working, Ed loves to be out...
2018-Feb-05 • 37 minutes
435: Studying How Stress Shapes Synapses in the Brain - Dr. Abby Polter
Dr. Abby Polter is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at George Washington University. Outside of the lab, Abby enjoys spending her free time curled up with a great book, conducting complicated cooking experiments in the...
2018-Jan-29 • 53 minutes
434: Examining the Evolution and Ecology of Bacteria that Benefit Plants - Dr. Joel Sachs
Dr. Joel Sachs is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biology at the University of California, Riverside. For Joel, free time is best spent outdoors with his wife and two kids. They enjoy hanging out in their yard and hiking some of the fantastic...
2018-Jan-22 • 42 minutes
433: Clarifying the Causes of Chronic Pain and Creating New Treatments - Dr. Ted Price
Dr. Ted Price is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas. He is also a neuroscientist with and the founder of a startup company called Ted’s Brain Science Products which develops...
2018-Jan-15 • 38 minutes
432: Astrophysicist Radiating Enthusiasm for Research on Plasma Physics and Cosmic Rays - Dr. Ellen Zweibel
Dr. Ellen Zweibel is the W. L. Kraushaar Professor of Astronomy and Physics, and the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ellen’s interest outside of science include creative writing, art, and exercise....
2018-Jan-08 • 50 minutes
431: Channeling Research Efforts to Understand Mechanisms and Potential Therapeutic Targets of Migraine Pain - Dr. Greg Dussor
Dr. Greg Dussor is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas. He is also a neuroscientist with the startup company Ted’s Brain Science Products which develops non-opioid pain management...
2018-Jan-01 • 39 minutes
430: Figuring Out the Functional Organization and Development of Cortical Circuits in the Brain - Dr. David Fitzpatrick
Dr. David Fitzpatrick is Chief Executive Officer, Scientific Director, and Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. When David isn’t hard at work at Max Planck, he spends his time hiking, biking, kayaking, and...
2017-Dec-25 • 37 minutes
429: Studying Smart Slime Molds and Collective Intelligence in Ant Colonies - Dr. Audrey Dussutour
Dr. Audrey Dussutour is a National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Scientist at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. When she’s not in front of her computer screen for work, Audrey loves going out to the movies and watching DVDs...
2017-Dec-18 • 34 minutes
428: Bright Researcher Studying Exoplanets and their Stars and Developing New Astrophysics Technology - Dr. Kevin France
Dr. Kevin France is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences as well as an investigator within the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kevin spends his free...
2017-Dec-11 • 44 minutes
427: Deciphering Déjà Vu and Making Sense of Memory - Dr. Chris Moulin
Dr. Chris Moulin is a Professor in the Laboratory of Psychology and Neurocognition at University of Grenoble as well as a Senior Member of the University Institute of France. When Chris isn’t working, he loves spending time with his family,...
2017-Dec-04 • 59 minutes
426: Studying the Genetics and Mechanisms of Specialized Proteins in the Brain that Regulate Neurotransmission - Dr. Randy Blakely
Dr. Randy Blakely is a Professor of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University and Executive Director of the Florida Atlantic University Brain Institute. Randy lives in beautiful South Florida near the Everglades, so getting outside to enjoy...
2017-Nov-27 • 38 minutes
425: Researching Alternative Splicing for Gene Regulation in the Immune System - Dr. Kristen Lynch
Dr. Kristen Lynch is a Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. When she’s not at work, Kristen loves being outdoors. She spends her free time kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, hiking, and doing yoga....
2017-Nov-20 • 40 minutes
424: Investigating Diverse Issues in the Fields of Food Ethics, Toxicology, and Animal Welfare - Dr. Alan Goldberg
Dr. Alan Goldberg is a Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as Founding Director (Emeritus) of The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. In...
2017-Nov-13 • 40 minutes
423: Researching Risk Factors and Therapies for Blood Clots in the Lungs and Legs - Dr. Alex Spyropoulos
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos (“Dr. Spy”) is a Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine as well as System Director of Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services for the multi-hospital Northwell Health System. In addition, Dr....
2017-Nov-06 • 39 minutes
422: Heading Up Research Designing New Materials for Helmets to Prevent Brain Injury - Dr. Ellen Arruda
Dr. Ellen Arruda is the Maria Comninou Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with joint appointments as Professor of Biomedical Engineering, as well as Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Ellen’s...
2017-Oct-30 • 38 minutes
421: Analyzing Complex Networks of Plant-Animal Interactions - Dr. John Kress
Dr. John Kress is a Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Not only does John enjoy investigating the natural world at work, he also enjoys spending his free time outside exploring...
2017-Oct-23 • 35 minutes
420: Shining Light on the Exciting Capabilities of Quantum Computing - Dr. Mark Saffman
Dr. Mark Saffman is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For Mark, physics is a hobby as well as his job. When he’s not thinking about physics, Mark likes spending time with his family, including his...
2017-Oct-16 • 57 minutes
419: Progressing Towards an Understanding of the Genes Contributing to Cancer Malignancy - Dr. Erica Golemis
Dr. Erica Golemis is a Professor, Deputy Chief Science Officer, Co-Leader of the Molecular Therapeutics Program, and Director of the High Throughput Facility at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. In addition, Erica is an adjunct faculty...
2017-Oct-09 • 31 minutes
418: An Academic Leader Improving Integrated Circuit Manufacturing - Dr. Gary May
Dr. Gary May is the Chancellor of the University of California, Davis. When he’s not focusing on his own research, Gary helps facilitate and support the work of others at the University of California, Davis through his role as Chancellor. In his...
2017-Oct-02 • 40 minutes
417: Mechanical Engineer Making Miniature Mobile Robots - Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter
Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. Spending time with her family is a big part of Sarah’s life...
2017-Sep-25 • 69 minutes
416: Stimulating Research on the Mechanisms of Memory and Applications of Memory Modulation - Dr. Steve Ramirez
Dr. Steve Ramirez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Steve was born and raised in the Boston area, so accepting a faculty position at Boston University meant reuniting with his family,...
2017-Sep-18 • 48 minutes
415: Identifying Factors that Contribute to Cognitive Decline to Predict and Prevent Dementia - Dr. Sudha Seshadri
Dr. Sudha Seshadri is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. She also serves as Co-Director of Medical Education for the Neurology Residency and Clerkship programs....
2017-Sep-11 • 44 minutes
414: Astrochemist Studying the Elements of Planet and Star Formation - Dr. Ted Bergin
Dr. Edwin "Ted" Bergin is Professor and Chair of Astronomy at the University of Michigan. When he’s not pondering the origins of life, Ted loves to spend time with his family. Recently, he began a quest to fulfill his lifelong dream of learning to...
2017-Sep-04 • 45 minutes
413: Engineering Robots to Enhance Education and Rehabilitation - Dr. Ayanna Howard
Dr. Ayanna Howard is a Professor and the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair in Bioengineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also the Associate Chair for Faculty Development in...
2017-Aug-28 • 45 minutes
412: Rewarding Research on Addiction Genetics in Opioid Abuse and Binge Eating - Dr. Camron Bryant
Dr. Camron Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry as well as Director of the Laboratory of Addiction Genetics at Boston University. In recent years, Camron has rekindled his interest in snowboarding and skateboarding. He also...
2017-Aug-21 • 42 minutes
411: Understanding Cellular and Molecular Pathways that Contribute to Human Disease - Dr. Lynne Maquat
Dr. Lynne Maquat is the J. Lowell Orbison Distinguished Alumni endowed Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Professor within the Cancer Center, and Director of the Center for RNA Biology at the University of Rochester. Lynne has...
2017-Aug-14 • 53 minutes
410: Making Sense of the Signaling Networks that Stimulate Blood Vessel Formation - Dr. Princess Imoukhuede
Dr. Princess I. Imoukhuede is an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When Dr. Imoukhuede is ready for a break from the hustle and bustle of research and academic life, you can find her out on the...
2017-Aug-07 • 37 minutes
409: Furthering Female Fertility Research with Functional 3D Printed Ovaries - Dr. Teresa Woodruff
Dr. Teresa Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine at the Northwestern University...
2017-Jul-31 • 40 minutes
408: Bringing to Light the Mechanisms of Retinal Diseases and Developing New Treatments - Dr. Peter Campochiaro
Dr. Peter Campochiaro is the Eccles endowed Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience, as well as Director of the Retinal Cell and Molecular Laboratory at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He attended the University of Notre Dame for...
2017-Jul-24 • 44 minutes
407: Sizing Up Signals in Seismic Waves to Understand Earth’s Interior Structure - Dr. Zach Eilon
Dr. Zach Eilon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he is also conducting research at Brown University. He hails from the United Kingdom where he completed his undergraduate...
2017-Jul-17 • 53 minutes
406: Investigating Carbon Capture Solutions from Cars to Coal-Fired Power Plants - Dr. Jennifer Wilcox
Dr. Jennifer Wilcox is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and an Investigator within the Clean Energy Conversions Laboratory there. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from...
2017-Jul-10 • 59 minutes
405: Using Algorithms to Automate Decision-Making in Energy Management, Automobiles, and Manufacturing - Dr. Andrew Alleyne
Dr. Andrew Alleyne is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as the Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research...
2017-Jul-03 • 60 minutes
404: Shrinking and Simplifying Complex Chemistry Through New Lab-on-a-Chip Devices - Dr. James Landers
Dr. James Landers is a Jefferson Scholars Fellow and Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Virginia. He is also Director of the Center for Nano-Biosystems...
2017-Jun-26 • 55 minutes
403: Expressing Enthusiasm for Decoding How Genomes are Involved in Human Health and Disease - Dr. Rick Myers
Dr. Richard M. Myers is the President, Science Director, and a Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. In addition, Rick is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He...
2017-Jun-19 • 37 minutes
402: Dr. Marcie Harris-Hayes: Hip Researcher Moving Her Field Forward with Studies on Musculoskeletal Pain
Dr. Marcie Harris-Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor's degree in biology from Missouri State...
2017-Jun-12 • 41 minutes
401: Taking Critical Steps to Elucidate Mechanisms of Limb Movement in Locomotion - Dr. Young-Hui Chang
Dr. Young-Hui Chang is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs research in the Comparative Neuromechanics Laboratory. Young-Hui received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his M.S. in Animal...
2017-Jun-05 • 46 minutes
400: Setting the Stage for Better Understanding Cell Biology with Advanced Microscopy - Dr. Joshua Rappoport
Dr. Joshua Z. Rappoport is Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center as well as Research Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition, he is the...
2017-May-29 • 55 minutes
399: Metabolic-Based Therapies As a Key Component in Treating Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Dominic D'Agostino
Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida. He is also a Research Scientist Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Dominic received his B.S. in...
2017-May-22 • 45 minutes
398: Making Materials and Developing Devices for Extreme Environments - Dr. Debbie Senesky
Dr. Debbie G. Senesky is an Assistant Professor in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Debbie was next awarded her M.S. and PhD...
2017-May-15 • 30 minutes
397: Particle Physicist Leading the Charge in Imparting Scientific Knowledge to the Public - Dr. Jim Trefil
Dr. Jim Trefil is the Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. He received his PhD in Physics from Stanford University. Postdoc at CERN in Geneva and at MIT. Jim served on the faculty at the University of Illinois and the University...
2017-May-08 • 45 minutes
396: Entrepreneur and Entomologist Dedicated to Developing Sustainable Insect-Based Products - Dr. Aaron Dossey
Dr. Aaron T. Dossey is the President, Founder, and Owner of All Things Bugs LLC, a company developing sustainable insect-based technologies and products in agriculture, food, and medicine. He is also the Founder and President of the Invertebrate...
2017-May-01 • 48 minutes
395: Navigating the Seas of Change Studying Ocean Acidification and Marine Ecosystems - Dr. Tessa Hill
Dr. Tessa Hill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She is part of the Bodega Ocean Acidification Research group there at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Tessa received her...
2017-Apr-24 • 41 minutes
394: Developing Diagnostic Tests for Autoimmune Disease - Dr. Chase Spurlock
Dr. Chase Spurlock is CEO of IQuity, a specialty diagnostic technology company in Nashville, TN, as well as a faculty member in Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He received his B.S. in Biology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Chase...
2017-Apr-17 • 50 minutes
393: Broadening the Horizons of our Understanding of the Universe through Planetary Discovery - Dr. Mike Summers
Dr. Mike Summers is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University. He majored in Physics, Mathematics, and Russian in his undergraduate studies at Murray State University. Afterwards, Mike was awarded his M.S. in...
2017-Apr-10 • 39 minutes
392: A Particle Physicist Accelerating Us Towards a Better Understanding of Our Universe - Dr. Melissa Franklin
Dr. Melissa Franklin is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Toronto and received her PhD in Physics from Stanford University. Next, Melissa conducted...
2017-Apr-03 • 47 minutes
391: Tiny Technology with Big Impacts: Nanoparticles for Medicine, Energy, and the Environment - Dr. Christy Haynes
Dr. Christy Haynes is the Elmore H. Northey Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Macalester College and received her MS and PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University. Next,...
2017-Mar-27 • 42 minutes
390: Materials Engineer Working at the Interface of Experimental and Modeling Approaches to Understand Material Microstructure - Dr. Daniel Lewis
Dr. Daniel Lewis is an Associate Professor In the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. each in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University. Afterwards,...
2017-Mar-20 • 47 minutes
389: Conducting Illuminating Research on the Evolution of Bioluminescence in Fishes - Dr. Leo Smith
Dr. William "Leo" Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Curator of the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California,...
2017-Mar-13 • 37 minutes
388: Synthesizing New Nanomaterials and Studying their Shape, Size, and Structure - Dr. Sara Skrabalak
Dr. Sara Skrabalak is the James H. Rudy Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the...
2017-Mar-06 • 48 minutes
387: Modifying Microbes for a Multitude of Applications From Healthcare to Biofuels - Dr. Cullen Buie
Dr. Cullen Buie is an Associate Professor and the Esther and Harold E. Egerton Career Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from...
2017-Feb-27 • 55 minutes
386: Finding Fossils of Extinct Species to Explore the Early Evolution of Vertebrates - Dr. Sterling Nesbitt
Dr. Sterling Nesbitt is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Virginia Tech, as well as a research associate/affiliate of the American Museum of Natural History, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab at The University of Texas at Austin, the...
2017-Feb-20 • 43 minutes
385: Keeping a Close Eye On Channels and Vesicle Trafficking in Plant Cell Membranes - Dr. Mike Blatt
Dr. Mike Blatt is the Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow and Adjuct Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He conducted his undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and at the University of Wisconsin,...
2017-Feb-13 • 41 minutes
384: Battling Antibiotic Resistance Through Development and Discovery of Novel Antibacterial Agents - Dr. Erin Carlson
Dr. Erin E. Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Erin received her B.A. in chemistry from St. Olaf College and her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison....
2017-Feb-06 • 48 minutes
383: Curiosity is Key for Creating Innovative Living Technology and Low-Cost Scientific Solutions - Dr. Andrew Pelling
Dr. Andrew Pelling is a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Departments of Physics and Biology, as well as the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa. Andrew is also the co-founder and CTO of...
2017-Jan-30 • 50 minutes
382: Building High-Throughput Technology to Characterize Biological Systems - Dr. Adam Abate
Dr. Adam Abate is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. He is also a co-founder of the startup company Mission Bio. Adam received his B.A. in Physics from...
2017-Jan-23 • 39 minutes
381: Studying Drug Transport Proteins for Use in Novel Therapies and Supporting Diversity in STEM - Dr. Imogen Coe
Dr. Imogen R. Coe is the founding Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University. She is also a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology and an affiliate scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre...
2017-Jan-16 • 48 minutes
380: Fostering Forest Health Through Education and Extension Endeavors - Dr. Dave Coyle
Dr. David Coyle is a Forest Health Specialist with the The Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) Forest Heath Program. He received his undergraduate training in Biology from Luther College. After receiving his M.S. in Entomology and Forestry...
2017-Jan-09 • 48 minutes
379: An Astrophysicist Studying the Elements of Galaxy Evolution - Dr. Molly Peeples
Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Physics from MIT and went on to complete her MS and PhD in Astronomy at Ohio State University. Molly was then...
2017-Jan-02 • 62 minutes
378: Investigating Venom Evolution and Potential for Targeted Therapeutics - Dr. Bryan Fry
Dr. Bryan G. Fry is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia. He completed his undergraduate training in Molecular Biology, Scientific Philosophy, and Psychology at Portland State...
2016-Dec-26 • 48 minutes
377: Illuminating our Understanding of the Photoreceptor System Controlling Plant Growth Towards Light - Dr. Winslow Briggs
Dr. Winslow Briggs is Director Emeritus of the Carnegie Institution Of Science. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. He has served on the faculty at Harvard University and is a Professor of Biology Emeritus at Stanford University....
2016-Dec-19 • 43 minutes
376: Engineering Technology-Enriched Education Environments - Dr. Shaundra Daily
Dr. Shaundra Daily is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, as well as the Director of the Digital Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Florida. Shani received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from...
2016-Dec-12 • 42 minutes
375: Developing Drugs to Defeat Rare Muscle Diseases - Dr. Barry Byrne
Dr. Barry Byrne is the Earl and Christy Powell University Chair in Genetics, Associate Chair of Pediatrics, Director of the Powell Gene Therapy Center, and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida....
2016-Dec-05 • 38 minutes
374: Determining the Time Course of Damage to Neurons After Trauma - Dr. Christian Franck
Dr. Christian Franck is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University. He received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia, and went on to be awarded his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology....
2016-Nov-28 • 40 minutes
373: Modeling the Mechanics of Fluid Flow for Melting Ice and Molten Magma - Dr. Leif Karlstrom
Dr. Leif Karlstrom is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Oregon, receiving a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, as well as a B.M. in Violin...
2016-Nov-21 • 34 minutes
372: Accumulating Evidence on the Contribution of Free Radicals in Protein Aggregation - Dr. Ohara Augusto
Dr. Ohara Augusto is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Institute of Chemistry at the University of São Paulo. In addition, she is the Director of a network studying the redox process in biomedicine. She completed her undergraduate...
2016-Nov-14 • 42 minutes
371: Making Molecular Movies of Complex Chemical Reactions in Live Cells - Dr. Antoine van Oijen
Dr. Antoine van Oijen is a Distinguished Professor and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Antoine received his MSc and PhD in Physics from Leiden University in the...
2016-Nov-07 • 40 minutes
370: Cued in to Environmental Factors Important for Children Learning Languages - Dr. Erin Conwell
Dr. Erin Conwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Coordinator for the PhD program in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience at North Dakota State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences...
2016-Oct-31 • 37 minutes
369: Engineering Solutions to Improve Global Healthcare Quality and Access - Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. She is also Director of the award-winning Rice 360 Institute for Global Health and founder of Beyond...
2016-Oct-24 • 42 minutes
368: Producing a Flood of Knowledge Modeling Monsoons - Dr. Christopher Castro
Dr. Christopher Castro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Arizona. He received his B.S. degree in Meteorology, with the highest distinction, from Pennsylvania State University and went on to be...
2016-Oct-17 • 43 minutes
367: Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Clean Up Toxins and Recover Energy from Wastes - Dr. Gemma Reguera
Dr. Gemma Reguera is an Associate Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Oviedo in Spain and received her PhD in Microbiology from the...
2016-Oct-10 • 34 minutes
366: Studying Signatures of Supermassive Black Holes - Dr. Tamara Bogdanović
Dr. Tamara Bogdanović is an Assistant Professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Physics, as well as a member of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics . She received her B.Sc. in Astrophysics from the University of Belgrade in...
2016-Oct-03 • 36 minutes
365: Timely Research on Circadian Clocks and Rhythmic Reorientation in Plants - Dr. Stacey Harmer
Dr. Stacey Harmer is a Professor of Plant Biology in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She received her BA in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and was awarded her PhD in Biochemistry...
2016-Sep-26 • 36 minutes
364: Deciphering Genetic Variations in Bacteria that Lead to Disease - Dr. Shannon Manning
Dr. Shannon Manning is a Michigan State University (MSU) Foundation Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She earned her B.S. in biology from the University of Michigan, her M.P.H. in Hospital and Molecular...
2016-Sep-19 • 56 minutes
363: Dedicated to Discovering the Causes and Treatments for Hearing Deficits - Dr. Christopher Cederroth
Dr. Christopher Cederroth is an Assistant Professor within the laboratory of Experimental Audiology working on tinnitus within the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He received his PhD from the University...
2016-Sep-12 • 50 minutes
362: Fascinated by the Effects of Material Properties on the Form and Function of Fishes - Dr. Adam Summers
Dr. Adam Summers is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences and Department of Biology at the University of Washington, and he conducts research in his lab within the Friday Harbor Laboratories there. He completed his bachelor’s...
2016-Sep-05 • 31 minutes
361: Breaking Down Mitochondrial Function to Understand the Mechanisms of Metabolism - Dr. Alicia Kowaltowski
Dr. Alicia Kowaltowski is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Chemistry Institute at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She was awarded her PhD in Medical Sciences from The State University of Campinas in Brazil, and she conducted postdoctoral...
2016-Aug-29 • 29 minutes
360: Synthesizing Self-Healing Materials Using Squid Proteins - Dr. Melik Demirel
Dr. Melik Demirel is a Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University. He received is B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Turkey and was awarded his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering...
2016-Aug-22 • 41 minutes
359: Looking at Lakes to Learn About the Impacts of Climate Change, Invasive Species, and Pollution - Dr. Sapna Sharma
Dr. Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in Biology at York University. She received her PhD in Ecology and evolution from the University of Toronto and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Montreal and the Center for Limnology at...
2016-Aug-15 • 33 minutes
358: Growing Our Understanding of Photosynthesis to Improve Plant Metabolism - Dr. David Stern
Dr. David Stern is the President of the Boyce Thompson Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Plant Biology Section at Cornell University. He conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, received his Master’s degree...
2016-Aug-08 • 36 minutes
357: Food for Thought: Research to Reduce Foodborne Disease and Improve Food Safety - Dr. Haley Oliver
Dr. Haley Oliver is an Associate Professor of Food Science at Purdue University, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University. She received her B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, and she was awarded...
2016-Aug-01 • 52 minutes
356: Sizing Up Species’ Brains to Understand Nervous System Diversity and Development - Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She received her B.S. in Biology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and completed her M.S. in Neuroscience at Case Western...
2016-Jul-25 • 34 minutes
355: Piecing Together the Patterns and Processes that are Impacting Ecosystems - Dr. Madhur Anand
Dr. Madhur Anand is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She received her BSc and PhD from Western University and went on to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of Trieste, Hebrew University of...
2016-Jul-18 • 39 minutes
354: Conducting Illuminating Research on Photosynthetic Bacteria - Dr. Don Bryant
Dr. Don Bryant is the Ernest C. Pollard Professor in Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. Don completed his undergraduate training in Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts...
2016-Jul-11 • 44 minutes
353: Searching the Sediments to Uncover Sources of Food and Water for Early Humans - Dr. Gail Ashley
Dr. Gail Ashley is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University. She is Undergraduate Program Director and Director of the Quaternary Studies Graduate Certificate Program. She received her B.S. and...
2016-Jul-04 • 45 minutes
352: Wired for Innovation: Modifying the Manufacturing of Microelectrode Arrays for Cochlear Implants - Dr. Angelique Johnson
Dr. Angelique C. Johnson is Founder and CEO of the startup company MEMStim LLC which is dedicated to reducing the cost of cochlear implants to treat hearing loss. She is also an adjunct faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the...
2016-Jun-27 • 42 minutes
351: Chilling Out Studying the Biodiversity of Arctic Arthropods - Dr. Chris Buddle
Dr. Chris Buddle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at McGill University. He received his undergraduate training in Ecology at the University of Guelph and was awarded his PhD...
2016-Jun-20 • 33 minutes
350: Cool Research on Plant Responses to Temperature Stress - Dr. Malia Gehan
Dr. Malia Gehan is a new Assistant Member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. She received her undergraduate training in Biology from Willamette University and her PhD in Plant Biology from Michigan State University. Afterwards, Malia was...
2016-Jun-13 • 45 minutes
349: Scientist Strikes Gold with Atomic Layer Deposition of Gold Thin Films - Dr. Seán Barry
Dr. Seán Barry is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Carleton University. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Queen’s University at Kingston and was awarded his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. Next, Seán...
2016-Jun-06 • 28 minutes
348: Producing Prolific Research on Foodborne Pathogens - Dr. Teresa Bergholz
Dr. Teresa Bergholz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University. She completed undergraduate training in Food Science and Microbiology at Michigan State University and also...
2016-May-30 • 33 minutes
347: Energetic Scientist Studying Metabolic Disruption and Disease - Dr. Todd Cade
Dr. Todd Cade is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Medicine, as well as Associate Director of Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He received his...
2016-May-23 • 37 minutes
346: Fascinated by the Forces and Features that Contribute to Flow in Rocks and Ice - Dr. Christine McCarthy
Dr. Christine McCarthy is the Lamont Assistant Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She received her B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Oregon and went on to receive her M.Sc. and PhD in Geological...
2016-May-16 • 46 minutes
345: Investigating Insect Outbreaks with the Help of Citizen Science - Dr. Rob Johns
Dr. Rob Johns is a Research Scientist and Forest Insect Ecologist for the Natural Resources Canada Atlantic Forestry Centre. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Biology at the University of New Brunswick and St. Francis Xavier University. Rob received...
2016-May-09 • 37 minutes
344: Comparing the Cognitive Capacity of Canines, Humans, and Other Primates - Dr. Laurie Santos
Dr. Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale University. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard and Radcliffe College, and went on to complete her M.A. and Ph.D. in...
2016-May-02 • 42 minutes
343: A Skilled Scientist Studying Soil Properties, Surveying Technologies, Taxonomy, and more - Dr. David Weindorf
Dr. David C. Weindorf is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, as well as Professor and BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University....
2016-Apr-25 • 45 minutes
342: Making Delectable Discoveries on the Evolution of Specialization in Insect Diets - Dr. Stephen Heard
Dr. Stephen Heard is Professor of Biology at the University of New Brunswick. He received his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and his PhD in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, Steve conducted postdoctoral...
2016-Apr-18 • 61 minutes
341: Understanding Pollinators and Pests to Promote Optimal Crop Management - Dr. Matt O'Neal
Dr. Matt O'Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Iowa State University. He received his B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Illinois. Matt served as a Peace Corps Volunteer between those two degrees. After his...
2016-Apr-11 • 43 minutes
340: A Pathway to Success: Studying Signal Transduction in Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Lewis Cantley
Dr. Lewis Cantley is the Director of the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College as well as the Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine and Professor in Oncology...
2016-Apr-04 • 42 minutes
339: Researching RNA Regulation of Reproduction in Plants - Dr. Blake Meyers
Dr. Blake Meyers is a Member Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and a Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. He received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago, and went on...
2016-Mar-28 • 38 minutes
338: Industrious Scientist Developing Dynamic RNA-Based Diagnostics for Disease - Dr. Dave Messina
Dr. Dave Messina is the Chief Operating Officer at Cofactor Genomics. He completed his undergraduate training in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received his MA in Genetics from Washington University School of Medicine. Dave...
2016-Mar-21 • 32 minutes
337: Chatting with a Connoisseur of Dolphin Communication and Cognition - Dr. Denise Herzing
Dr. Denise Herzing is Director and Founder of a non-profit scientific research organization called The Wild Dolphin Project, as well as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biological and Psychological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. She...
2016-Mar-14 • 44 minutes
336: Exciting Developments in Our Knowledge of Cortical Circuit Formation in the Mammalian Brain - Dr. Franck Polleux
Dr. Franck Polleux is a Professor of Neuroscience and member of the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute at Columbia University. He completed his undergraduate degree as well as his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Claude Bernard in Lyon,...
2016-Mar-07 • 38 minutes
335: Shining a Light on the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease - Dr. Russell Foster
Dr. Russell Foster is Professor and Chair of Circadian Neuroscience, Supernumerary Fellow in Circadian Neuroscience, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, a Nicholas Kurti Senior Fellow, Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Head of...
2016-Feb-29 • 32 minutes
334: Diving Deep into Machine Learning to Read the Human Genome and Understand the Effects of Mutations - Dr. Brendan Frey
Dr. Brendan Frey is the President and CEO of Deep Genomics. He is also Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, and the Department of Computer Science at the University of...
2016-Feb-22 • 42 minutes
333: Investigating Insidious Insects in the Field of Agricultural Pest Management - Dr. Erin Hodgson
Dr. Erin Hodgson is an Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist at Iowa State University. She received her undergraduate training in Biology and Botany and her M.S. in Entomology from North Dakota State University. Erin was awarded her Ph.D. in...
2016-Feb-15 • 50 minutes
332: Creating Cutting-Edge Surgical Simulations - Dr. Roger Smith
Dr. Roger Smith is the Chief Technology Officer for the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement at Florida Hospital. He is also Graduate Faculty at the University of Central Florida, and President of Simulation First. Roger received his B.S. in...
2016-Feb-08 • 46 minutes
331: Hunting for Answers to Explain Unexpected Chimpanzee Behaviors and Tool Use - Dr. Jill Pruetz
Dr. Jill Pruetz is a Professor of Anthropology at Iowa State University and a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer. In addition, Jill is the founder of the non-profit organization NeighborApe that she founded in 2008. She received her BA in...
2016-Feb-01 • 47 minutes
330: Driving the Field Forward by Combining Chemistry and Nanotechnology to Study Nanocars, Graphene Synthesis, and More! - Dr. Jim Tour
Dr. Jim Tour is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University. He is also the founder and principal of NanoJtech Consultants, LLC, which performs...
2016-Jan-25 • 36 minutes
329: Feeding Our Understanding of the Benefits of Bacteria in Human Health - Dr. Maria Marco
Dr. Maria Marco is an Associate Professor in The Department of Food Science & Technology at The University of California, Davis. She received her BS at The Pennsylvania State University and her PhD in Microbiology at the University of California,...
2016-Jan-18 • 51 minutes
328: Mapping Our Genetic Make-Up in the Human Genome Project and Beyond - Dr. Eric Green
Dr. Eric Green is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He received his B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Washington...
2016-Jan-11 • 70 minutes
327: Changing How We Think About Cancer by Revealing the Critical Role of Context in Tissue Specificity - Dr. Mina Bissell
Dr. Mina Bissell is a Distinguished Scientist in the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Radcliffe College and a M.Sc. in Bacteriology and Biochemistry as well as a Ph.D. in...
2016-Jan-04 • 54 minutes
326: Combining Chemistry and Biology in Search of the Solution for How Cell Surface Interactions Contribute to Human Health and Disease - Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi
Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and Radiology at Stanford University. She is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Carolyn received her...
2015-Dec-28 • 53 minutes
325: Using a Keen Eye to Decode Colorful Communication in Butterflies and Jumping Spiders - Dr. Nathan Morehouse
Dr. Nathan Morehouse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and was awarded a PhD in Biology from Arizona State...
2015-Dec-21 • 49 minutes
324: Dynamic Ecologist Examining Interactions Between Desert Plants and Animals - Dr. Christopher Lortie
Dr. Chris Lortie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at York University. He received his B.Sc. in Biology, Bachelor’s of Education, and master’s degrees from Queen’s University and was awarded a PhD in Botany from...
2015-Dec-14 • 53 minutes
323: Bringing to Light the Benefits of Bacteria and the Connections Between Health and the Human Microbiome - Dr. Patrick Schloss
Dr. Patrick Schloss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan. After completing his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, Pat stayed on to receive his PhD. Both degrees were in...
2015-Dec-07 • 35 minutes
322: Creating 3D Structures in Culture to Study Tissues and Organ Development - Dr. Celeste Nelson
Dr. Celeste Nelson is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, as well as Molecular Biology at Princeton University. She is also a Member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Breast Cancer Research and Cancer...
2015-Nov-30 • 37 minutes
321: Investigating How Bacteria Can Affect Host Behavior and Protect from Pathogens - Dr. Jeremy Brownlie
Dr. Jeremy Brownlie is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Natural Sciences at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, as well as Secretary of Science and Technology Australia. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Genetics from The...
2015-Nov-23 • 48 minutes
320: Dedicating His Attention to Cognitive Disorders in the Clinic, the Classroom, and through Conducting Research - Dr. Kenneth Heilman
Dr. Kenneth Heilman is the James E. Rooks, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is also Director of the Memory Disorders Clinics, the Center for Neuropsychological Studies,...
2015-Nov-16 • 41 minutes
319: Hooked on Researching Marine Coastal Ecosystems and Fish Abundance - Dr. Joel Fodrie
Dr. Joel Fodrie is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and Department of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate training in Biology and History from the University of...
2015-Nov-09 • 44 minutes
318: Science in Bloom: Studying Floral Development and Evolution - Dr. Chelsea Specht
Dr. Chelsea Specht is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Plant and Microbial Biology and also Integrative Biology, as well as the Curator of monocots at the Jepson Herbaria at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.A....
2015-Nov-02 • 42 minutes
317: Keeping Your Brain in the Game: Creating Interventions to Optimize Cognition - Dr. Adam Gazzaley
Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and the Founding Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Adam is also Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili...
2015-Oct-26 • 42 minutes
316: Driving Drug Development Through Synthesizing Molecules with Specific Structures - Douglass Taber
Dr. Douglass F. Taber is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. He received his B.S.in Chemistry from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University. Douglass...
2015-Oct-19 • 46 minutes
315: Understanding How Natural Selection Drives Diversity, Adaptation, and Design - Dr. Ryan Martin
Dr. Ryan Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University. He received a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California, Santa Cruz and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biology from the...
2015-Oct-12 • 39 minutes
314: Expressing Her Creativity Making Epigenetic Machinery and Designing Biological Devices - Dr. Karmella Haynes
Dr. Karmella Haynes is an Assistant Professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. She is also a senior judge for the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition. She...
2015-Oct-05 • 39 minutes
313: Studying Sea Worms and Discovering New Species - Dr. Pat Hutchings
Dr. Pat Hutchings is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Research Institute. She received her B.Sc. with Special Honors from Queen Mary's College of the University of London and her Ph.D. and D.Sc. in reproductive biology of...
2015-Sep-28 • 46 minutes
312: Having Fun Studying the Fundamental Mechanisms of Nuclear Transport in Cells - Dr. Patrick Lusk
Dr. Patrick Lusk is an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at Yale University. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Alberta and went on to conduct postdoctoral research at The Rockefeller University before accepting...
2015-Sep-21 • 38 minutes
311: A Botanist Who Rose to Prominence Studying the Evolution and Diversity of Flowering Plants - Dr. Peter Crane
Peter Crane is the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Botany at Yale University. Peter received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Afterward,...
2015-Sep-14 • 46 minutes
310: Decoding Interactions Between Genetic and Environmental Factors in the Development of Autism - Dr. David Beversdorf
Dr. David Beversdorf is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychological Sciences and holds the William and Nancy Thompson Chair of Radiology at the University of Missouri. In addition, David is the Director of the Cognitive...
2015-Sep-11 • 40 minutes
309: Hunting Down Genes that Cause Human Disease - Dr. Wendy Chung
Dr. Wendy Chung is the Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Director of Clinical Genetics at Columbia University. She received her undergraduate training at Cornell University and went on to receive her PhD in Molecular...
2015-Sep-09 • 42 minutes
308: Colliding Particles to Comprehend the Components of Matter - Dr. Jon Butterworth
Dr. Jon Butterworth is a Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. He received his B.A. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Particle Physics from the University of Oxford. Afterwards, Jon was hired...
2015-Sep-07 • 59 minutes
307: The Science Behind the Formation and Future of Human Societies - Dr. Simon DeDeo
Dr. Simon DeDeo is external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute and Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Complex Systems and in Cognitive Science. He completed his undergraduate studies in Astrophysics at Harvard University and received a...
2015-Sep-04 • 35 minutes
306: Surgeon and Scientist Studying Signal Transduction in Head and Neck Cancer - Dr. Jennifer Grandis
Dr. Jennifer Grandis is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research at the University of...
2015-Sep-02 • 63 minutes
305: Digging into the Fossil Record to Understand Our Planet’s Past and Aid Present Conservation Efforts - Dr. Michael Archer
Dr. Michael Archer is a Professor of Paleobiology in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Mike received his undergraduate education from Princeton University in Geology and...
2015-Aug-31 • 46 minutes
304: Branching Out to Better Understand Evolutionary Relatedness By Examining Phylogenetic Trees - Dr. James O'Dwyer
Dr. James O'Dwyer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was awarded a master's degree in Physics from the University of...
2015-Aug-28 • 50 minutes
303: Expressing His Passion for Science and Bacterial Genetics - Dr. Stanley Maloy
Dr. Stanley Maloy is Dean of the College of Sciences, Associate Director of the Center for Microbial Sciences, and Professor in Biology at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of...
2015-Aug-26 • 54 minutes
302: Dedicating Her Energy to Engineering Solutions to Fuel Our Future - Dr. Susan Krumdieck
Dr. Susan Krumdieck is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Advanced Energy and Material Systems Lab at the University of Canterbury. She is also Research Leader with the Geothermal Energy Conversion Research Group, Founder of the...
2015-Aug-24 • 35 minutes
301: Conducting Diverse Research in Macroevolution, Macroecology, and Microbial Biogeography - Dr. Hélène Morlon
Dr. Hélène Morlon is a Research Scientist with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Institute of Biology at the Ecole Nomale Supérieure in Paris. She is also affiliated to the Interdisciplinary Center for...
2015-Aug-21 • 40 minutes
300: A Microbiologist Celebrating the Little Things in Life and Science - Dr. Moselio Schaechter
Dr. Moselio Schaechter is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Tufts University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, and an Adjuct Professor at the University of California, San Diego. In addition, he is author of the...
2015-Aug-19 • 49 minutes
299: Designing Devices to Diagnose Deficits in Hearing - Dr. Dennis Barbour
Dennis is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the Founder and President of Bonauria, a company that applies machine learning to create hearing tests....
2015-Aug-17 • 40 minutes
298: A Scientist Who Acts On Guidance and Ingenuity to Extend Our Understanding of Neural Development - Dr. Brock Grill
Dr. Brock Grill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida. He received his B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Alberta and was awarded his Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from the...
2015-Aug-14 • 42 minutes
297: Studying Stress and its Connection with Chronic Pain - Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland
Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland is an Associate Professor in the Biobehavioral Health Department at The Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from Cornell University majoring in Psychology and English and went on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. in...
2015-Aug-12 • 36 minutes
296: Forecasting Climate Variability to Improve How We Cope with Change - Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik
Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Ben received his undergraduate training in Biology at Harvard University and went on to receive his M.S. in Crop and Soil...
2015-Aug-10 • 59 minutes
295: Making Critical Connections to Clarify the Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity - Dr. Robert Malenka
Dr. Robert C. Malenka is the Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Pritzker Laboratory, and Deputy Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University. He received his Bachelor's degree from...
2015-Aug-07 • 45 minutes
294: Fueling Up on Inspiration Investigating How Bacteria Can Facilitate Biofuel Production - Dr. Jan Westpheling
Dr. Jan Westpheling is a Professor of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. She received her B.S. degree in Microbiology from Purdue University. Jan worked as a Research Technician at Eli Lilly...
2015-Aug-05 • 38 minutes
293: Running Exciting Experiments in Robotic Locomotion - Dr. David Remy
Dr. C. David Remy is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a Diploma in Engineering Cybernetics from...
2015-Aug-03 • 50 minutes
292: Passionately Pursuing Projects on the P53 Tumor Suppressor Protein - Dr. Maureen Murphy
Dr. Maureen Murphy is a Professor and Program Leader in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program of the Wistar Institute Cancer Center in Philadelphia. She is also the Associate Vice president for Faculty Affairs and Associate Director For...
2015-Jul-31 • 46 minutes
291: How and Why We Judge the World: The Science of Morality Discussed - Dr. David Pizarro
Dr. David Pizarro is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Cornell University and Chief Science Officer at BeWorks which applies scientific thinking to marketing and operational challenges in business. He also hosts the Very Bad Wizards podcast that...
2015-Jul-29 • 32 minutes
290: Treating Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors - Dr. Wakenda Tyler
Dr. Wakenda Tyler is an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology and Metabolic Bone Disease and Adult Reconstruction at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She was awarded her M.D. And M.P.H. from John Hopkins University and completed...
2015-Jul-27 • 44 minutes
289: Speaking Up About Important Topics in Speech Production and Computer-Assisted Communication - Dr. Rupal Patel
Dr. Rupal Patel is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. She is also Director of the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory...
2015-Jul-24 • 50 minutes
288: Sniffing Out Stimulating Questions in Olfactory Receptor Research - Dr. Stuart Firestein
Dr. Stuart Firestein is a Professor and Chair in the Department Biological Sciences at Columbia University. He received his B.S. Degree in Biology from San Francisco State University and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California,...
2015-Jul-22 • 31 minutes
287: Engineering Solutions to Reduce Risk and Increase Resilience - Dr. Seth Guikema
Dr. Seth Guikema is an Associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences....
2015-Jul-20 • 41 minutes
286: Capturing Creativity and Investigating Improvisation in the Brain - Dr. Heather Berlin
Dr. Heather Berlin is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society. She received her undergraduate education at the State University of...
2015-Jul-17 • 43 minutes
285: Serving Those with Disability Through Health Services and Outcomes Research - Dr. Nancy Mayo
Dr. Nancy Mayo is the James McGill Professor in the Department of Medicine and the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University (Division of Geriatrics and Division of Clinical Epidemiology). In addition, Nancy is a Research...
2015-Jul-15 • 46 minutes
284: Chemistry is Key: Studying Self Assembly and the Origins of Life - Dr. Lee Cronin
Dr. Lee Cronin is the Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. He received his Bsc in Pure Chemistry with First Class Honors as well as his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from York University. Afterward, he served as a Research Fellow...
2015-Jul-13 • 54 minutes
283: Strategic Scientist Creating Computation Automation and Innovation - Dr. Stephen Wolfram
Dr. Stephen Wolfram is the Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. In addition, he is the creator of the Wolfram Language, the computational platform Mathematica, and the computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha, as well as the author of the...
2015-Jul-10 • 39 minutes
282: Laboring to Understand the Interactions Between Pregnancy and the Immune System - Dr. Elizabeth Bonney
Dr. Bonney is a Professor and Director of the Research Division in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont. She received her Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of...
2015-Jul-08 • 58 minutes
281: Science with Style: Studying Plant Reproductive Biology - Dr. Spencer Barrett
Dr. Spencer Barrett is the University Professor, Canada Research Chair, and Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Botany from the...
2015-Jul-06 • 39 minutes
280: Going with the Flow Studying Fluid Dynamics and Animal Locomotion - Dr. David Hu
David is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a...
2015-Jul-03 • 37 minutes
279: Rewarding Research on the Influence of Emotion and Motivation on Learning and Behavior - Dr. Kay Tye
Dr. Kay Tye is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her undergraduate degree from MIT in Brain...
2015-Jul-01 • 40 minutes
278: Cosmic Insights on Dark Matter, the Origins of the Universe, and Issues of Science and Society - Dr. Lawrence Krauss
Dr. Lawrence Krauss is the Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Department of Physics and the as well as the Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is also an accomplished author with...
2015-Jun-29 • 43 minutes
277: Excellent Research Examining Enzymes and Protein Engineering - Dr. Vic Arcus
Dr. Vic Arcus is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Organic Chemistry from the University of Waikato and his PhD in Molecular Biology from Cambridge....
2015-Jun-26 • 48 minutes
276: Restoring a Sense of Hope for People with Hearing Loss Through Research on Hair Cell Regeneration - Dr. Jim Hudspeth
Jim is the F.M. Kirby Professor at The Rockefeller University, and he leads the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience there. In addition, he is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Jim received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, as...
2015-Jun-24 • 44 minutes
275: Conducting Research on Old Stars that has Universal Appeal - Dr. Anna Frebel
Dr. Anna Frebel is the Silverman Family Career Development Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her PhD from the Australian National University's Mt. Stromlo Observatory for which she was awarded the...
2015-Jun-22 • 48 minutes
274: Making Great Strides in Understanding Locomotion: From Little Lizards to Robotic Rattlesnakes - Dr. Daniel Goldman
Dr. Daniel Goldman is an Associate Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Texas, Austin and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley. Dan has...
2015-Jun-19 • 44 minutes
273: Tales of Ion Detection: The Making of a Mass Spectrometry Mastermind - Dr. Charles Hohenberg
Charles is a Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and has been on the faculty at Washington University since 1970. Charles has received many awards and...
2015-Jun-17 • 51 minutes
272: Synthesizing Chemistry and Physics in Her Studies of Soft Matter and Self-Assembly - Dr. Kate McGrath
Dr. Kate McGrath is the Vice-Provost of Research at Victoria University of Wellington and the Director of The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, a New Zealand Government funded Centre of Research Excellence. Kate is also...
2015-Jun-15 • 41 minutes
271: Bringing a Structured Approach to Our Understanding of Degeneration in the Aging Brain - Dr. Greg Petsko
Dr. Greg Petsko is the Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as the Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and...
2015-Jun-12 • 39 minutes
270: Studying the Sea through Shells, Skeletons, and Sediments - Dr. Abby Smith
Dr. Abby Smith is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago. She Received her B.A. Degree in Geology and Biology from Colby College, her M.S. Degree in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences...
2015-Jun-10 • 41 minutes
269: Contemplating Community Connectivity and Conservation in Coral Reefs - Dr. Josh Drew
Dr. Josh Drew is a Lecturer in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology and Director M.A. in Conservation Biology Program at Columbia University. He received his M.S. degree in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Public Policy from...
2015-Jun-08 • 45 minutes
268: Clearing Out Brain Clutter: A Glimpse into the Glymphatic System - Dr. Jeff Iliff
Dr. Jeff Iliff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University...
2015-Jun-05 • 40 minutes
267: Directing Our Eyes to the Skies with Stellar Infrared Images of Asteroids, Comets, and Stars - Dr. Amy Mainzer
Dr. Amy Mainzer is a Senior Research Scientist and the Principle Investigator for the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Near...
2015-Jun-03 • 43 minutes
266: Having a Blast Studying Magma Crystals to Understand Volcanic Eruptions - Dr. Erik Klemetti
Dr. Erik Klemetti is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Denison University. He received his Bachelor's degree in History and Geosciences from Williams College and his PhD in Geology from Oregon State University. He worked as a Laboratory...
2015-Jun-01 • 67 minutes
265: Investigating Important Interactions Between Molecules and Membrane Proteins - Dr. Olaf Andersen
Dr. Olaf Andersen is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City. He was awarded his MD from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark...
2015-May-29 • 43 minutes
264: Cracking the Climate Code - Deciphering Signatures in Geologic and Hydrologic Records to Model Climate Variability - Dr. Gavin Schmidt
Dr. Gavin Schmidt is the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Principal Investigator of the ModelE Earth System Model there. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from University College London. Afterward, he went on to...
2015-May-27 • 54 minutes
263: Professor Applying Principles of Physics to Biological Systems - Dr. Sonya Bahar
Dr. Sonya Bahar is a Professor of Biophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as well as Director of the Center for Neurodynamics at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She received her B.S. degree in Physics from Drexel University and...
2015-May-25 • 39 minutes
262: Getting to the Root of Plant-Activated Carcinogens and Environmental Mutagenesis - Dr. Jim Gentile
James M. Gentile is the Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences at Hope College and the past President of Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a Tucson, AZ-based foundation dedicated to science since 1912. Jim received his Master's and PhD in...
2015-May-22 • 43 minutes
261: Researching Relationships and How They Impact Mental Health and Learning in Children - Dr. Jennifer Jenkins
Dr. Jennifer Jenkins is the Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education and the Interim Academic Director of the Frazer Mustard Institute of Human Development at the University of Toronto. She received her Bachelor's degree in...
2015-May-20 • 52 minutes
260: Studying How Synapses Sustain Signaling to Process Sound - Dr. Samuel Young
Dr. Samuel M. Young, Jr. is an Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader of Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, Florida. He received his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology at...
2015-May-18 • 61 minutes
259: Developing The Lens for Transparency in Innovation - Dr. Richard Jefferson
Dr. Richard Jefferson is the Chief Executive Officer of an independent, non-profit institute called Cambia. He is also Professor of Science, Technology & Law at Queensland University of Technology and Director of an open, public innovation...
2015-May-15 • 41 minutes
258: The Brains Behind Analyses of Substance Abuse and Addiction - Dr. Oné Pagán
Dr. Oné Pagán is an Associate Professor of Biology at West Chester University. He received his Bachelor's degree in General Sciences and his Master's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Puerto Rico. Oné then received his...
2015-May-13 • 58 minutes
257: Science on Stress in Single-Celled Organisms - Dr. Amy Vollmer
Dr. Amy Vollmer is Professor and Department Chair of Biology at Swarthmore College. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Rice University and her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Afterward, Amy...
2015-May-11 • 48 minutes
256: Advancing Microbial Applications in Agricultural Management - Dr. Louis Schipper
Dr. Louis Schipper is a Professor in the School of Science at the University of Waikato. He received his undergraduate, Master's, and PhD degrees in biology from the University of Waikato. Afterward, he accepted a postdoctoral position at the...
2015-May-08 • 46 minutes
255: Researching Hot Topics in Climate Science - Dr. Michael Mann
Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth...
2015-May-06 • 39 minutes
254: Sound Science in Restoring Hearing with Cochlear Implants - Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng
Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng is Director of the Center for Hearing Research and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Sciences and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California Irvine. He received...
2015-May-04 • 40 minutes
253: Continuing the Tradition of Superb Science in Traditional Medicine - Dr. Alain Cuerrier
Dr. Alain Cuerrier is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Montreal, as well as a Botanist and Researcher at the Montreal Botanical Garden. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the...
2015-May-01 • 42 minutes
252: Translating Gene Expression Experiments into Therapies for Human Disease - Dr. Andrea Califano
Dr. Andrea Califano is the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology in the Departments of Systems Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He is Founding Chair of the...
2015-Apr-29 • 32 minutes
251: Sequencing Species in Deep-Sea Sediments - Dr. Holly Bik
Dr. Holly Bik is a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She completed her PhD in Deep Sea Biology and Molecular Phylogenetics at the University of Southampton and conducted postdoctoral...
2015-Apr-27 • 38 minutes
250: A Pathologist's Path to Paramount Discoveries in Protein Separation and Genetic Recombination - Dr. Oliver Smithies
Dr. Oliver Smithies is the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Caronlina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Biochemistry at Oxford...
2015-Apr-24 • 49 minutes
249: Radiant Researcher Illuminating the Attributes of Dying Stars - Dr. Kurtis Williams
Dr. Kurtis Williams is an Assistant Professor at Texas A and M University, Commerce. He received his Master's and PhD degrees in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and afterward served as a Research Associate at...
2015-Apr-22 • 48 minutes
248: Chemical Compounds as Protectors of Plants! - Dr. Jack Schultz
Dr. Jack Schultz is a Professor in Plant Sciences and Director of the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri. He received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington and completed postdoctoral research at Dartmouth College....
2015-Apr-20 • 57 minutes
247: Conducting Cool Science on Conservation in Arctic and Subarctic Ecosystems - Dr. Luise Hermanutz
Dr. Luise Hermanutz is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Memorial University in Canada. She received her PhD in Plant Ecology from Western University in London, Ontario. Afterward, She taught as a per course instructor at the Geography...
2015-Apr-17 • 38 minutes
246: Dynamic Scientist Bringing Energy, Laser-Focus, and Structure to His Nanoscience Research and Role as Chancellor - Dr. Tom George
Dr. Tom George is Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He earned his bachelors degree from gettysburg college and MS and PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Yale University and conducted...
2015-Apr-15 • 30 minutes
245: Mysterious Microbes in Our Guts, the Ground, the Air, and Everywhere! - Dr. Noah Fierer
Dr. Noah Fierer is a microbial ecologist and an Associate Professor in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology department and a fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Noah...
2015-Apr-13 • 60 minutes
244: Researching the Role of Genes in the Evolution and Development of Reproductive Systems - Dr. Cassandra Extavour
Dr. Cassandra Extavour is a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. She received her PhD from the Severo Ochoa Center for Molecular Biology at the Autonomous University of...
2015-Apr-10 • 39 minutes
243: Scientific Simulations in Stream and Ecosystem Synergies - Dr. Naomi Tague
Dr. Christina (Naomi) Tague is an Associate Professor of ecoHydrology in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Waterloo in...
2015-Apr-08 • 41 minutes
242: Paving Pathways to Success Studying Substance Abuse and the Brain - Dr. Yasmin Hurd
Dr. Yasmin Hurd is Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics as well as the Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York. She is also Director of the Center for...
2015-Apr-06 • 45 minutes
241: From Microbes to Man - Exploring Evolution, Ecology, and the Exciting Unknowns in Science - Dr. Rob Dunn
Dr. Rob Dunn is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at North Carloina State University. He is also an accomplished author with his books Every Living Thing, The Wild Life of Our Bodies, and recently released The Man Who Touched His Own...
2015-Apr-03 • 46 minutes
240: In Her Element Examining Mobile DNA Sequences and Genome Evolution - Dr. Susan Wessler
Dr. Susan Wessler is a Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, Riverside. She is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and the Home Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences. She received her PhD in...
2015-Apr-01 • 38 minutes
239: Looking Beneath the Surface to Study the Science of Water Movement, Distribution, and Quality - Dr. Tess Russo
Dr. Tess Russo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz and completed a postdoctoral fellowship...
2015-Mar-30 • 44 minutes
238: Investigating Interactions and Invasions in Evolutionary Ecology - Dr. Ruth Hufbauer
Dr. Ruth Hufbauer is a Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Colorado State University in the department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. She received her Phd in Entomology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University and...
2015-Mar-27 • 46 minutes
237: Science in Motion and How the Brain and Spinal Cord Control Movement - Dr. Reggie Edgerton
Dr. Reggie Edgerton is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Reggie received his Master's degree from the University of Iowa and his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Michigan...
2015-Mar-25 • 37 minutes
236: Taking Genetics from Bench to Farm Studying Crop Resistance to Disease and Stress - Dr. Pam Ronald
Dr. Pam Ronald is a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis. She is also the Director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, Director of Grass Genetics at the...
2015-Mar-23 • 50 minutes
235: Seeing Science and Symbiosis Through the Lens of an Evolutionary Microbiologist - Dr. Seth Bordenstein
Dr. Seth Bordenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. He received his undergraduate, Master's and PhD degrees from the...
2015-Mar-20 • 39 minutes
234: Egg-cell-ent Research in Reproduction, Fertilization, and Embryonic Development - Dr. Mariana Wolfner
Dr. Mariana Wolfner is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University. She received her BA in Genetics and Chemistry from Cornell University, and her PhD in Biochemistry...
2015-Mar-18 • 35 minutes
233: Researching the Road to Recovery in Neural Repair After Stroke - Dr. Tom Carmichael
Dr. S. Thomas (Tom) Carmichael is a Neurologist, as well as Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Neurology Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a Member of the Brain Research Institute and Co-Director of the UCLA...
2015-Mar-16 • 56 minutes
232: The Pet Vet Describes His Career, Life Lessons, and Behaviors for Success - Dr. Nick Dodman
Dr. Nick Dodman is a Professor, as well as Section Head and Program Director for the Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. He graduated from the Glasgow University Veterinary...
2015-Mar-13 • 49 minutes
231: Using Genetics to Understand Plant Evolution and Trace back the Roots of Agriculture - Dr. Michael Clegg
Dr. Michael Clegg is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He is also the past Foreign Secretary of the US National Academy of Sciences, and just recently finished...
2015-Mar-11 • 58 minutes
230: Signaling the Wave of the Future with Ultrasound Research Applications - Dr. Larry Crum
Dr. Lawrence Crum is the Principal Physicist and Founder/Former Director of the Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound in the Applied Physics Laboratory, and Research Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of...
2015-Mar-09 • 50 minutes
229: An Algorithm for Success! Using Computational and Imaging Approaches to Study Cognitive Science - Dr. Aleix Martinez
Dr. Aleix Martinez is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Computational Biology and Cognitive Science Laboratory at the Ohio State University. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical...
2015-Mar-06 • 57 minutes
228: Pursuing an Alternative Science Career in Optimizing Brain Performance - Dr. Andrew Hill
Andrew is the Lead Neuroscientist at TruBrain and Director of Neurocognitive Services at Alternatives Behavioral Health and the Alternatives Brain Institute. He is also a Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his PhD in...
2015-Mar-04 • 51 minutes
227: Exploring Extreme Environments and the Emergence of Life - Dr. Charles Cockell
Dr. Charles Cockell is a Professor of Astrobiology in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology. In addition, he is the Founder and Chair of the Earth and Space Foundation and...
2015-Mar-02 • 46 minutes
226: Speaking Up About Developmental Language Impariments in Children - Dr. Dorothy Bishop
Dr. Dorothy Bishop is a Professor and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. She received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of London while...
2015-Feb-27 • 49 minutes
225: Organically Compounding Knowledge on Amino Acids and the Origins of Life - Dr. Jeffrey Bada
Dr. Jeffrey Bada is a Distinguised Research Professor of Marine Chemistry and Distinguished Profesor of Marine Chemistry Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He received his PhD in...
2015-Feb-25 • 44 minutes
224: Keeping the Big Picture in Mind Studying Motivational and Cognitive Control - Dr. Roshan Cools
Dr. Roshan Cools is a Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and a Principal Investigator of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (Centre for...
2015-Feb-23 • 52 minutes
223: Using Lake Sediments to Get to the Core of Key Issues in Ecology and Conservation - Dr. Jacquelyn Gill
Dr. Jacquelyn Gill is an Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology at the University of Maine. She received her Masters degree and PhD in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Afterward she served as a the Voss Postdoctoral...
2015-Feb-20 • 51 minutes
222: Out of This World Research on Extrasolar Planets - Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman
Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman is a Research Space Sientist with NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center. He received his Masters Degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Rochester and his PhD in Astrobiology and Geosciences from the Pennsylvania...
2015-Feb-18 • 39 minutes
221: Making Valuable Contributions to the Proliferation of Exciting Discoveries in Virology - Dr. James Pipas
Dr. James Pipas is the Herbert W. and Grace boyer Chair in Molecular Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Florida State University and completed his postdoctoral...
2015-Feb-16 • 46 minutes
220: Making Sense of Sensory and Motor Control of Human Movement - Dr. Kristen Pickett
Dr. Kristen Pickett is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program within the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her Masters in Kinesiology and her PhD in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and...
2015-Feb-13 • 43 minutes
219: Using Genetics and Genomics to Strengthen Our Ability to Diagnose Neuromuscular Disease - Dr. Daniel MacArthur
Dr. Daniel MacArthur is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Daniel received his PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Sydney and...
2015-Feb-11 • 51 minutes
218: The Science Behind the Survival Skills of Cells Under Stress - Dr. Ken Dawson-Scully
Dr. Ken Dawson-Skully is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Master's degree in Neurobiology from Queen's University and his PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of...
2015-Feb-09 • 50 minutes
217: Long-Term Success in Research on Memory, Language, and the Brain - Dr. Randi Martin
Dr. Randi Martin is the Elma Schneider Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rice University and an Adjunct Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Science at Baylor College of Medicine. She received her Master's Degree and PhD in...
2015-Feb-06 • 47 minutes
216: Modeling Magma from Mantle to Mountaintop - Dr. Wendy Bohrson
Dr. Wendy Bohrson is a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Director of the Science Talent Expansion Program at Central Washington University. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Afterward, Wendy...
2015-Feb-04 • 44 minutes
215: Examining Cross-Cultural Differences in Sexuality and the Potential Evolutionary Significance - Dr. Paul Vasey
Dr. Paul Vasey is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Sexuality at the University of Lethbridge. He received his PhD from the University of Montreal in Anthropology. He did postdoctoral fellowships at Concordia...
2015-Feb-02 • 50 minutes
214: A Career Based on Pairing Research and Public Outreach to Identify Species via DNA - Dr. Karen James
Dr. Karen James is a staff scientist at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine. She received her PhD in Genetics from the University of Washington and conducted postdoctoral research at the Natural History Museum in London before...
2015-Jan-30 • 41 minutes
213: Roving Roots! Plants Behave More Like Animals than We May Realize - Dr. James Cahill
Dr. James (JC) Cahill is a Professor of Ecology in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. He received his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Afterward, he served briefly as a...
2015-Jan-28 • 48 minutes
212: Aiding in Efforts to Develop Therapeutics for HIV and Other Neurological Diseases - Dr. David Clifford
Dr. David Clifford is the Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical Neuropharmacology in Neurology and Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, he is the Principal Investigator for the Washington University AIDS...
2015-Jan-26 • 43 minutes
211: Studying Stormwater Systems and Urban Streams - Dr. Anne Jefferson
Dr. Anne Jefferson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Kent State University. She received her Masters Degree in Water Resources Sciences from the University of Minnesota and her PhD in Geology from Oregon State University. She...
2015-Jan-23 • 45 minutes
210: Getting to the Root of Underground Signaling in Forest Ecosystems - Dr. Suzanne Simard
Dr. Suzanne Simard is a Professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Forest Sciences from Oregon State University and she worked as a research scientist at the British...
2015-Jan-21 • 43 minutes
209: Growing Excitement for Research in Potential Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Herbert Geller
Dr. Herbert Geller is a Senior Investigator in the Developmental Neurobiology Section and Head of the Office of Education at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He received his PhD in Biomedical...
2015-Jan-19 • 38 minutes
208: Bending Over Backwards to Understand Low Back Pain - Dr. Linda Van Dillen
Dr. Linda Van Dillen is an associate professor in the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is also Associate Director of Musculoskeletal Research in the Program...
2015-Jan-16 • 52 minutes
207: Injecting Humor and Optimism into the Study of Viral Infections in the Brain - Dr. Glenn Rall
Dr. Glenn Rall is a Professor at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is also the Leader of the Inflammation Working Group there and Co-Leader of the Immune Cell Development and Host Defense Program. In addition, Glenn is the Associate Chief Academic...
2015-Jan-14 • 44 minutes
206: Researching Reproduction to Understand the Origin and Evolution of Genes for Meiosis - Dr. John Logsdon
Dr. John Logsdon is an Associate Professor of Biology and former Director of the Pentacrest Museums at the University of Iowa. John earned his PhD from Indiana University and completed postdoctoral research at Dalhousie University. He served on the...
2015-Jan-12 • 44 minutes
205: Sorting Out the Science of Fruit Fly Flight and Behavior - Dr. Michael Dickinson
Dr. Michael Dickinson is the Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering at the California institute of technology. He received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington and afterwards worked briefly at the Max Planck...
2015-Jan-09 • 47 minutes
204: Demonstrating Laser Focus Studying Materials Science with Solid-State NMR - Dr. Sophia Hayes
Dr. Sophia Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and worked for a few years afterward as an...
2015-Jan-07 • 51 minutes
203: Planting the Seeds to Grow Our Understanding of the Genes that Matter for Plant Survival - Dr. Ian Baldwin
Dr. Ian Baldwin is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Ecology and Founding Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. He received his PhD in Chemical Ecology in the Section of Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University....
2015-Jan-05 • 45 minutes
202: Breaking Down the Science of Protein Recycling to Create New Therapies for Neurodegenerative Disease and Cancer - Dr. Nico Dantuma
Dr. Nico Dantuma is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He received his PhD in Experimental Zoology from the Utrecht University and afterward began conducting research at the...
2015-Jan-02 • 37 minutes
201: Contemplating the Chemical Composition of Comets and Exoplanets - Dr. Maria Womack
Dr. Maria Womack is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Observatory Director at St. Cloud State University. She received her PhD in physics from Arizona State University in Tempe. Afterward, she served as postdoctoral researcher at...
2014-Dec-31 • 33 minutes
200: Training Others to Think Therapeutically Using Mindfulness Programs to Treat Addiction - Dr. Judson Brewer
Dr. Judson Brewer is the Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness and Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at Yale University School of...
2014-Dec-29 • 38 minutes
199: Connecting the Mind and Brain: The Science Behind How Cells and Chemicals Create Consciousness - Dr. Christof Koch
Dr. Christof Koch is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. He received his Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Tubingen in Germany and his PhD in Nonlinear Information Processing from the Max...
2014-Dec-26 • 45 minutes
198: Mastering the Apparent Mysteries Behind the Motivation to Mother - Dr. Alison Fleming
Dr. Alison Fleming is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. She was also a founding member of the Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development at the University of Toronto. Alison received her...
2014-Dec-24 • 50 minutes
197: Seeking Clues to Climate Change Using Deep Sea Corals - Dr. Jess Adkins
Dr. Jess Adkins is a Professor of Geochemistry at California Institiute of Technology. He received his PhD in Chemical Oceanography from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He then completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Lamont-Doherty...
2014-Dec-22 • 46 minutes
196: Solving the Difficult Equation of How Children Learn and Understand Math - Dr. Julie Booth
Dr. Julie Booth is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science at Temple University. She received her PhD in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Human...
2014-Dec-19 • 41 minutes
195: Dr. David Holtzman: Untangling the Mechanisms and Mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. David Holtzman is the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology, Professor of Developmental Biology, Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and a Head of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders....
2014-Dec-17 • 42 minutes
194: Digging Deep to Discover Clues on How Early Humans Interacted with the Environment - Dr. Tristram Kidder
Dr. Tristram Kidder is the Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor and Chair Professor of Environmental Studies and Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Mastes and PhD in Anthropology from Harvard University. He served...
2014-Dec-15 • 41 minutes
193: Answering the Big Questions in Human Evolution and What Our DNA Can Reveal - Dr. Rasmus Nielsen
Dr. Rasmus Nielsen is a Professor of Computational Biology in the department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard...
2014-Dec-12 • 50 minutes
192: Making Great Leaps Studying the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Frogs - Dr. Maureen Donnelly
Dr. Maureen (Mo) Donnelly is a Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida International University (FIU). She is also a Research Associate in the Department of Herpetology at the...
2014-Dec-10 • 43 minutes
191: Using Models to Zoom in on Microscopic Aggregation Events in Nature and Man-Made Materials - Dr. Talid Sinno
Dr. Talid Sinno is a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Director of Graduate Admissions. Talid received is PhD in Chemical...
2014-Dec-08 • 45 minutes
190: Steering Our Attention Towards Issues in Distracted Driving - Dr. David Strayer
Dr. David Strayer is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah and Director for the Center for the Prevention of Distracted Driving. He received his Masters degree in Experimental Psychology from Eastern Washington...
2014-Dec-05 • 38 minutes
189: Sinking His Teeth in to Exciting Research Questions in Periodontal Disease - Dr. George Hajishengallis
Dr. George Hajishengallis is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Athens in Greece and his PhD in Cellular and...
2014-Dec-03 • 41 minutes
188: Radiating Wisdom on Science and Speciation of Tropical Trees - Dr. Elizabeth Stacy
Dr. Elizabeth Stacy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She received her Masters degree in Botany from the University of Georgia and her PhD in Biology from Boston University. She then completed...
2014-Dec-01 • 37 minutes
187: An Organic Chemist Leading the Charge Studying Antiaromatic Ions - Dr. Nancy Mills
Dr. Nancy Mills was a Murchison Professor (2011-2014) at Trinity University. She received her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and she spent a few years teaching at Carleton College in Minnesota before joining the faculty at Trinity....
2014-Nov-28 • 51 minutes
186: Resistance on the Rise: Researcing the Arms Race of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Potential Transfers from Livestock to Humans - Dr. Tara Smith
Dr. Tara C. Smith is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology at Kent State University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. She received her PhD in Microbiology from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and...
2014-Nov-26 • 44 minutes
185: A Neuroscientist Following His Nose to Exciting Discoveries in Neuromodulation of Olfactory Circuits - Dr. Ricardo Araneda
Dr. Ricardo Araneda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Concepcion in Chile and his undergraduate thesis project at the...
2014-Nov-24 • 32 minutes
184: Well-Suited for Innovative Investigations of Deadly Tick-Bourne Viruses - Dr. Dennis Bente
Dr. Dennis Bente is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He received a doctor of veterinary medicine degree and PhD from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover,...
2014-Nov-21 • 38 minutes
183: Unraveling the Tangled Banks to Understand Species Diversity and the Evolution of Insect-Plant Interactions - Dr. Diana Percy
Dr. Diana Percy is a Research Entomologist at the Natural History Museum, London, UK. She received her Masters degree in Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, and her PhD in Plant-Insect
2014-Nov-19 • 54 minutes
182: Demonstrating Great Taste in Research Investigating Our Chemical Senses - Dr. Paul Breslin
Dr. Paul Breslin is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University, a Member at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology of the School of Dental Medicine at Univ
2014-Nov-17 • 35 minutes
181: Studying Wildlife Ecology, the Answers to Abundance, and the Science of Survival - Dr. Duane Diefenbach
Dr. Duane Diefenbach is an Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Pennsylvania State University and Leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He received his Master's degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of...
2014-Nov-14 • 57 minutes
180: A Deep Sea Rock Star Recording the Mysteries of the Geologic Record - Dr. Brian Romans
Dr. Brian Romans is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech. He received his Masters degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and his PhD in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University. He...
2014-Nov-12 • 33 minutes
179: A Researcher with an Eye for Great Science Studying Retinal Cell Rewiring After Damage - Dr. Rachel Wong
Dr. Rachel Wong is a Professor in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington. She received her PhD in Vision Neuroscience from Australian National University. Afterward she served as a Research Associate at the National...
2014-Nov-10 • 43 minutes
178: Variety is the Spice of Science! Experiments in Biodiversity and the Health of Our Ecosystems - Dr. Marc Cadotte
Dr. Marc Cadotte is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the endowed TD Professor of Urban Forest Conservation and Biology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of...
2014-Nov-07 • 47 minutes
177: Studying the Science of Sound and How Building Acoustics Affect Performance - Dr. Lily Wang
Dr. Lily Wang is a Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction and the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development in the College of Engineering at the University of...
2014-Nov-05 • 34 minutes
176: An Expert on Expertise Examining the Science of Performance and the Roles of Training and Talent - Dr. Zach Hambrick
Dr. Zachary Hambrick is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University. He received his Masters degree and PhD in Experimental Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology before joining the faculty at Michigan State...
2014-Nov-03 • 35 minutes
175: Rising to the Top Studying the Fluid Dynamics of Drops and Bubbles - Dr. James Bird
Dr. James "Jacy" Bird is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Boston University. He received a Masters of Engineering Science in Coastal Engineering from James Cook University in Australia and a Masters in Applied Mathematics from...
2014-Oct-31 • 65 minutes
174: Investigating the Intriguing Interactions between Animals and Plants - Dr. Dawn Bazely
Dr. Dawn Bazely is a Professor of Biology and former Director of the Institute for Research Innovation in Sustainability at York University. She received a Masters degree in Botany from the University of Toronto and her PhD in Zoology from Oxford...
2014-Oct-29 • 52 minutes
173: Studying the Science of Romance in Plants and How to Avoid Dangerous Introductions with Invasive Species - Dr. Norman Ellstrand
Dr. Norman Ellstrand is a Professor of Genetics in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at the University of California, Riverside and Founder and past Director of the center for conservation biology and the Biotechnology Impacts Center there. Norm
2014-Oct-27 • 51 minutes
172: A History of Success in Science Discovering and Characterizing Human Tumor Viruses - Dr. Patrick Moore
Dr. Patrick Moore is an American Cancer Society (ACS) Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, the Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Innovative Cancer Research, the Director of the Cancer Virology Program, and Co-Director of the...
2014-Oct-24 • 53 minutes
171: A Planetary Scientist Not Afraid to Get His Hands Dirty Studying Extraterrestrial Soil - Dr. Philip Metzger
Dr. Philip Metzger is a Planetary Scientist in the Florida Space Institute at the University of Central Florida. He received his Masters degree and PhD in Physics from the University of Central Florida. He worked on the Space Shuttle launch team...
2014-Oct-22 • 43 minutes
170: Practicing Communicable Science Studying Viruses and Sharing Research with the World - Dr. Vincent Racaniello
Dr. Vincent Racaniello is the Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He received his PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University...
2014-Oct-20 • 41 minutes
169: Time Flies When You're Having Fun With Science! - Dr. Joel Levine
Dr. Joel Levine is an Associate Professor of Biology and the Canada Research Chair in Neurogenetics at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. He received his PhD in Dr. Richard Miselis Anatomy and Structural Biology from the University of...
2014-Oct-17 • 37 minutes
168: Investigating Our Intelligent Brain by Studying Human Goal-Directed Behavior - Dr. Michael Cole
Dr. Michael Cole is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Afterward he completed...
2014-Oct-15 • 60 minutes
167: Dynamic Research on Mechanisms and Evolution of Flight in Bats - Dr. Sharon Swartz
Dr. Sharon Swartz is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the School of Engineering at Brown University. She received her Masters and PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago. Afterward, she served as...
2014-Oct-13 • 41 minutes
166: Embracing the Challenges of Scientific Research on the Effects of Early Adversity on Brain and Behavioral Development - Dr. Charles Nelson
Dr. Charles Nelson is the Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research and Director of Research of the Developmental Medicine Center at the Boston Children's Hospital. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Education at...
2014-Oct-10 • 58 minutes
165: Wielding a Green Thumb for Growing and Studying Sustainability Initiatives for Individuals and Organizations - Dr. Sara Soderstrom
Dr. Sara Soderstrom is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Afterward,...
2014-Oct-08 • 50 minutes
164: Reveling in Relationships between Bacteria and Their Insect Hosts - Dr. Irene Newton
Dr. Irene Newton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Indiana University in Bloomington. She received her Masters and PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University where she was a Howard Hughes Predoctoral...
2014-Oct-06 • 46 minutes
163: Navigating Millions of Years of History for Earth's Geologic Features Using Magnetic Fields in Rocks as a Compass - Dr. Chris Rowan
Dr. Chris Rowan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Kent State University. He received his Masters Degree in Earth Science from the University of Cambridge and his PhD in Geology from the National Oceanography Centre of the...
2014-Oct-03 • 49 minutes
162: Discovering the Complex Interactions of Simple Organisms Researching Altruistic and Mutualistic Amoeba - Dr. Joan Strassmann
Dr. Joan Strassmann is the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. Joan was a member of the faculty of Rice University for over 30 years before joining...
2014-Oct-01 • 44 minutes
161: Balancing a Full Plate Studying Volcanic, Magmatic and Tectonic Processes - Dr. Christelle Wauthier
Dr. Christelle Wauthier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University. She received a Masters Degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Liege in Belgium as well as a Masters Degree in...
2014-Sep-29 • 39 minutes
160: Scanning the Skies for New Objects in the Far Reaches of Our Solar Sytem - Dr. Mike Brown
Dr. Mike Brown is the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Masters and PhD in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. Afterward, he completed a Hubble...
2014-Sep-26 • 47 minutes
159: Conducting Swell Research on Inflammation and Ovarian Function - Dr. Kathryn Clancy
Dr. Kate Clancy is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Animal Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD from Yale University and worked as a Preceptor Faculty for the Expository Writing...
2014-Sep-24 • 52 minutes
158: Master of Matters Microbial Including Predatory Microbes and Bacterial Symbiosis - Dr. Mark Martin
Dr. Mark Martin is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Puget Sound. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles and his PhD in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. Mark then...
2014-Sep-22 • 41 minutes
157: Geobiology Research That Rocks focused on the History of Photosynthesis - Dr. Woodward Fischer
Dr. Woodward Fischer is an Professor of Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Caltech before joining the faculty...
2014-Sep-19 • 35 minutes
156: Germinating Exciting Experiments on Plant Pathogens and Microbial Interactions - Dr. David Baltrus
Dr. David Baltrus is an Assistant Professor in The School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona. He received his PhD in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Oregon, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North...
2014-Sep-17 • 41 minutes
155: Expressing Great Enthusiasm for Gene Therapy Approaches for Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Murray Blackmore
Dr. Murray Blackmore is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Minnesota. He then completed a postdoctoral...
2014-Sep-15 • 44 minutes
154: Building the Buzz Around Bees Discovering and Classifying New Species - Dr. Laurence Packer
Dr. Laurence Packer is a Professor of Biology at York University. He received his PhD in Zoology from the University of Toronto. He completed a postoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary and then joining the faculty at York University. He...
2014-Sep-12 • 38 minutes
153: Dusting Off the Enigmatic History of the Stars by Studying Solar System Materials - Dr. Christine Floss
Dr. Christine Floss is a Research Professor in Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her PhD in Geochemistry from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, and spent five years working...
2014-Sep-10 • 41 minutes
152: On a Mission to Study Transmission of Viruses with Mosquito Vectors - Dr. Richard Hardy
Dr. Richard Hardy is a Professor of Biology and Associate Chair of Teaching at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St....
2014-Sep-08 • 41 minutes
151: Weighing in on the Balance of Life by Investigating Ecological Networks and Food Webs - Dr. Neo Martinez
Dr. Neo Martinez is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and The University of Arizona and Director and Founder of the Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab in Berkeley. He is also an Affiliated Researcher of the...
2014-Sep-05 • 45 minutes
150: Fruitful Research on Gene Environment Interplay in Feeding Behavior of Fruit Flies - Dr. Marla Sokolowski
Dr. Marla Sokolowski is a University Professor in the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as Canada Research Chair in Genetics and Behavioral Neurology at the University of Toronto. She is also Academic Director of the...
2014-Sep-03 • 47 minutes
149: Modeling Grace Under Pressure in Predicting DNA Packaging and Ejection in Viruses - Dr. Rob Phillips
Dr. Rob Phillips is the Fred and Nancy Morris Professor of Biophysics and Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Physics in condensed matter physics from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a...
2014-Sep-01 • 47 minutes
148: Exploring the Hot Topics of Thermal Biology in Lizards and Insects - Dr. Raymond Huey
Dr. Raymond Huey is a Professor of Biology and former chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He received his Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Texas, Austin and his PhD in Biology from Harvard University....
2014-Aug-31 • 37 minutes
147: Taking a Shot at Understanding the Neural and Molecular Mechanisms of Alcohol Addiction - Dr. Karla Kaun
Dr. Karla Kaun is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Brown University. She received her PhD in Zoology from the University of Toronto and afterward completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco and Howard...
2014-Aug-30 • 45 minutes
146: Scoping Out Distant Stars and Their Orbiting Planets - Dr. Jason Wright
Dr. Jason Wright is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Masters degree and PhD in Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. Afterward, he served as a Postdoctoral...
2014-Aug-29 • 42 minutes
145: Diving Deep to Study Colonies of Creatures on the Sea Floor - Dr. Jonathan Copley
Dr. Jonathan Copley is a Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology and Director of the Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the Department of Ocean and Earth Sciences at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He is also the Principal Investigator...
2014-Aug-28 • 43 minutes
144: Conducting Sound Research in Wave Physics - Dr. Andy Piacsek
Dr. Andy Piacsek is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Physics Department at Central Washington University. He received a B.A. in Physics from Johns Hopkins University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Acoustics from the Pennsylvania State...
2014-Aug-27 • 40 minutes
143: Bringing to Light the Big Questions on Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation - Dr. David Spergel
Dr. David Spergel is the Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. He is also involved in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science...
2014-Aug-26 • 37 minutes
142: Feeding His Curiousity for Termites in Urban Pest Management and Energy Production - Mike Scharf
Dr. Michael Scharf is a Professor and the O. Wayne Rollins/Orkin Endowed Chair in Urban Entomology at Purdue University. He received his Masters Degree in Urban Entomology and his PhD in Insect Toxicology from Purdue University. Afterward, he...
2014-Aug-25 • 43 minutes
141: An Electrophysiologist Whose Current Retinal Research Has Great Potential - Dr. Jeffrey Diamond
Dr. Jeffrey Diamond is a Senior Investigator in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the National Institutes of Health. He received his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Francisco and University of...
2014-Aug-24 • 43 minutes
140: Addressing a Battery of Research Questions to Improve Energy Storage - Dr. Cary Pint
Dr. Cary Pint is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He received his Masters and his PhD in Applied Physics from Rice University. He completed his postdoctoral training in Electrical Engineering and Computer...
2014-Aug-23 • 30 minutes
139: Going Viral Examining Theoretical and Computer Models of Virus Assembly - Dr. Michael Hagan
Dr. Michael Hagan is an Associate Professor of Physics and Chair of the Biological Physics Program at Brandeis University. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. After completing a a...
2014-Aug-22 • 41 minutes
138: Deep-Seated Fascination with How Corals Adapt to Changing Environments - Dr. Iliana Baums
Dr. Iliana Baums is an Associate Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Bremen in Germany and her PhD from the University of Miami. Afterward, Iliana completed postdoctoral...
2014-Aug-21 • 46 minutes
137: Taking a Well-Structured Approach to Studying the Molecular Basis of Replication of Viruses - Dr. Stephen Curry
Dr. Stephen Curry is a Professor of Structural Biology and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London. He received his PhD from Imperial College London. Stephen is a Fellow of the Society of Biology...
2014-Aug-20 • 32 minutes
136: Not Wasting Any Time in Search of Genetic Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy - Dr. Kay Davies
Professor Dame Kay Davies is the Dr. Lee's Professor of Anatomy at Oxford University and a fellow of Hertford College. She is also the Honorary Director of the MRC Functional Genomics Unit, a deputy chairman of the Wellcome Trust, and Executive Editor...
2014-Aug-19 • 43 minutes
135: Pursuing Research Questions that Revolve Around How Species Evolve - Dr. Brian Crother
Brian I. Crother is the Catherine and Duane Shafer Endowed Professor of Biological Sciences and Assistant Dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He earned his B.S from California State University...
2014-Aug-18 • 42 minutes
134: Infectious Curiosity for How Bacteria Grow, Divide, and Function - Dr. Doug Weibel
Dr. Douglas Weibel is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received his PhD from Cornell University, and completed his postdoctoral...
2014-Aug-17 • 43 minutes
133: Ravenously Researching the Molecular Machinery and Proteins that Help Cells Eat - Dr. Sandra Schmid
Dr. Sandra Schmid is the Cecil H. Green Distinguished Chair in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship...
2014-Aug-16 • 54 minutes
132: Bringing the Energy and Expertise to Develop Technology and Tools to Improve Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Dr. Ralph Muehleisen
Dr. Ralph T. Muehleisen is the Principal Building Scientist and Technical Lead of the Building Energy Decision and Technology Research (BEDTR) program in the Decision and Information Sciences Division of Argonne National Laboratory. He is also an...
2014-Aug-15 • 32 minutes
131: Amazing Feats of Science Focused on Preventing Lower Limb Amputations in People with Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy - Dr. Michael Mueller
Dr. Michael J. Mueller, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is Professor at the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. He also is Division Director of Research for the Program in Physical Therapy...
2014-Aug-14 • 37 minutes
130: Sensational Research on How Marine Animals Use The Senses to Understand Their Environment - Dr. Jelle Atema
Dr. Jelle Atema is a Professor in the Biology Department and Marine Sciences at Boston University and an Adjunct Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan studying Sensory Biology. Jelle...
2014-Aug-13 • 46 minutes
129: Taking a Closer Look at the Molecular Mechanisms of Antibacterial and Anticancer Agents - Dr. James Berger
Dr. James Berger is a Professor in the Department of Biophysics and Biopysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his PhD in Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Harvard University in 1995. Afterwards he was...
2014-Aug-12 • 52 minutes
128: Discovering How Animals are Playing Their Way to Better Brains and Social Skills - Dr. Sergio Pellis
Dr. Sergio Pellis is a Professor in Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. He received his PhD in Zoology and Ethology from Monash University in Australia. Afterwards he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Monash University, followed by...
2014-Aug-11 • 41 minutes
127: Going Beyond the Barrier Looking at Immune Activation in the Brain in Response to Viral Infection - Dr. Robyn Klein
Dr. Robyn Klein is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Anatomy and Neurobiology and Pathology and Immunology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She received her Masters in Neuroscience...
2014-Aug-10 • 47 minutes
126: Spreading Enthusiasm for Research on Dengue and Influenza Viruses to Improve Global Health - Dr. Eva Harris
Dr. Eva Harris is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology as well as Director of the Center for Global Public health at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the founder and president of the Sustainable Sciences Institute. Eva...
2014-Aug-09 • 42 minutes
125: Fueling Her Passion for Research Studying Life Cycles of Biofuels - Dr. Jennifer Dunn
Dr. Jennifer Dunn is a Biofuel Life Cycle Analysis Team Lead and Principal Environmental Analyst at the Argonne National Laboratory. She received her Masters degree in Sustainable Chemical Engineering Systems and her PhD in Chemical Engineering from...
2014-Aug-08 • 44 minutes
124: Driven to Study Cognitive Control and How it Breaks Down in Psychiatric Disorders - Dr. Todd Braver
Dr. Todd Braver is a Professor of Psychology as well as the Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also affiliated with neuroscience and radiology...
2014-Aug-07 • 34 minutes
123: Shedding Light on How Optimizing Photosynthesis Could Increase Plant Productivity - Dr. Stephen Long
Dr. Stephen Long is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He received his BS (1st Agriculture) at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and his PhD in Plant Sciences...
2014-Aug-06 • 36 minutes
122: Discerning Diversity of Ants in Tropical Rainforests - Dr. Terry McGlynn
Dr. Terry McGlynn is an Associate Professor of Biology at California State University Dominguez Hills. Terry received his PhD in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology from the University of Colorado and completed his postdoctoral training...
2014-Aug-05 • 54 minutes
121: A Researcher with His Sights Set on Understanding the Retina and Color Vision Processing - Dr. John Dowling
Dr. John E. Dowling is the Gordon and Llura Gund Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. John received his PhD from Harvard University. He initially served as a member of the faculty at...
2014-Aug-04 • 46 minutes
120: Ironing Out the Genes Implicated in Neurological Diseases to Aid in Development of Therapeutics - Dr. Dan Geschwind
Dr. Dan Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor in of Neurology, Psychiatry and Human Genetics at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Neurogenetics Program, Director of...
2014-Aug-03 • 36 minutes
119: Charging Forward with New Discoveries in Neutrino Physics - Dr. Kate Scholberg
Dr. Kate Scholberg is a Professor of Physics and Bass Fellow, as well as the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duke University. She received her Masters and PhD in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and completed her postdoctoral...
2014-Aug-02 • 44 minutes
118: Bringing the Buried History of Early Humans to Light - Dr. Steven Churchill
Dr. Steven Churchill is a and past chair of the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. He also holds a secondary appointment as an Honorary Reader in the Evolutionary Studies Institute and Centre for Excellence in PalaeoSciences...
2014-Aug-01 • 45 minutes
117: Getting Sentimental About Microbes in Marine Sediments - Dr. Jennifer Biddle
Dr. Jennifer F. Biddle is an Assistant Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware. She received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Pennsylvania State University. Jen then went on to complete...
2014-Jul-31 • 29 minutes
116: Seeing Through the Smoke to Understand How Smoking Changes Gene Expression - Dr. Katrina Steiling
Dr. Katrina Steiling is a physician-scientist and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioinformatics in the Section of Computational Biomedicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her Doctorate of Medicine at Boston University...
2014-Jul-30 • 36 minutes
115: Staying Grounded Studying Soil-Dwelling Bees - Dr. Alexandra Harmon-Threatt
Dr. Alexandra Harmon-Threatt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and completed an NSF postdoctoral Fellowship at...
2014-Jul-29 • 33 minutes
114: Balancing it All While Studying Oscillating Chemical Reactions - Dr. Irving Epstein
Dr. Irving R. Epstein is the Henry F. Fischbach Professor of Chemistry and a member of the Volen Center for Complex Systems at Brandeis University, as well as a Professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his Masters degree in...
2014-Jul-28 • 46 minutes
113: Action-Packed Research on How our Brains Learn and Perceive Complex Movements - Dr. Emily Cross
Dr. Emily Cross is a Senior Lecturer of cognitive neuroscience and a dancer who shares a dual appointment at the School of Psychology at Bangor University in North Wales and the Department of Social and Cultural Psychology and the Donders Institute...
2014-Jul-27 • 42 minutes
112: Digging Up Clues on How Ancient Plants Responded to Their Environments - Dr. Nan Arens
Dr. Nan Arens is an Associate Professor of Geosciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. She received her Masters degree in Geology from Pennsylvania State University as well as a Masters degree in Biology from Harvard University. Nan...
2014-Jul-26 • 38 minutes
111: Making a Splash in River Ecosystem Research and Conservation - Dr. Steve Ormerod
Dr. Steve Ormerod is a Professor in Ecology in the Cardiff School of Biosciences at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. He is also Chair of Council of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Chair of the Science Development Group of the...
2014-Jul-25 • 38 minutes
110: Getting a Glimpse Inside the Brain to Uncover the Science Behind Social Behavior - Dr. Ralph Adolphs
Dr. Ralph Adolphs is the Bren Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Neurobiology from Caltech and completed his postdoctoral training at the University of...
2014-Jul-24 • 36 minutes
109: Thought-Provoking Research on how Kids Learn Science - Dr. David Klahr
Dr. David Klahr is the Walter van Dyke Bingham Professor of Cognitive Development and Education Sciences in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the Training Director of the Program in Interdisciplinary Education...
2014-Jul-23 • 32 minutes
108: Decoding the Human Genome to Potentially Predict Disease Risk - Dr. Michael Snyder
Dr. Michael Snyder is the Stanford Ascherman Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics at Stanford University, as well as the Director of the Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Mike is also a co-founder of several...
2014-Jul-22 • 35 minutes
107: Amazing Stories of Opportunity and Curiosity from a Researcher in Planetary Science - Dr. Ray Arvidson
Dr. Ray Arvidson is a James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Director of the Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the...
2014-Jul-21 • 42 minutes
106: Uprooting the Survival Secrets of Living and Fossil Plants - Dr. Hope Jahren
Dr. Hope Jahren is a Professor in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii. She received her PhD in Soil Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Hope was a faculty member at Georgia Tech and Johns...
2014-Jul-20 • 38 minutes
105: Stimulating Research on Biomarkers and Therapeutics for Parkinson Disease - Dr. Joel Perlmutter
Dr. Joel S. Perlmutter is the Elliot Stein Family Professor of Neurology, Professor of Radiology, Neurobiology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also Head of Movement Disorders, Director of the...
2014-Jul-19 • 38 minutes
104: Taking Stock of Maternal Behavior and Offspring Health and Development in Livestock - Dr. Cathy Dwyer
Dr. Cathy Dwyer is Team Leader and a Professor of Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Scotland’s Rural College. She received her PhD from the Royal Veterinary College in London before joining the Animal Behaviour and Welfare Team at Scotland’s...
2014-Jul-18 • 43 minutes
103: Astronomer on a Mission of Solar System Exploration - Dr. Alex Hayes
Dr. Alex Hayes is an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University. He received a Masters in Engineering from Cornell University and worked at the Jet Propulsion laboratory Lincoln laboratory at MIT and then Masters of Science and PhD from...
2014-Jul-17 • 41 minutes
102: Get a Taste of the Newest Edible Electronics and Innovative Implant Technologies - Dr. Chris Bettinger
Dr. Christopher Bettinger is an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Masters of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the...
2014-Jul-16 • 37 minutes
101: Going Back to the Roots to Enhance Crop Yield in Degraded Soil - Dr. Jonathan Lynch
Dr. Jonathan Lynch is a Professor of Plant Nutrition at Pennsylvania State University. He received his Masters and PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of California, Davis and completed his postdoctoral training at UC Davis as well. Jonathan...
2014-Jul-15 • 42 minutes
100: Investigating the Hive Mind and How Genes Influence Social Behavior in Bees - Dr. Gene Robinson
Dr. Gene Robinson is the Swanlund Chair of Entomology, Director of the Institute for Genomic Biology, and Director of the Bee Research Facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD in Entomology from Cornell...
2014-Jul-14 • 33 minutes
099: Improving Autism Diagnosis from the Lab to the Clinic - Dr. Amy Esler
Dr. Amy Esler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, a licensed psychologist in the Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, and Director of the Fragile X Clinic at the University of Minnesota. Amy received her Masters in School...
2014-Jul-13 • 30 minutes
098: Establishing Facts and Recalling Experiences Pioneering Research in Declarative and Non-Declarative Memory - Dr. Larry Squire
Dr. Larry Squire is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of California San Diego and a Senior Research Career Scientist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Diego. He received his PhD From the...
2014-Jul-12 • 37 minutes
097: Conserving Our Seas with the Science of Ecosystem Services - Dr. Ben Halpern
Dr. Benjamin Halpern is a Professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California Santa Barbara and Chair in Marine Conservation at Imperial College London. He also serves as the Director of the Center for...
2014-Jul-11 • 31 minutes
096: Colorful Tales of Reproductive Biology in Reptiles and Amphibians - Dr. Dustin Siegel
Dr. Dustin S. Siegel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Southeast Missouri State University. He received his Masters in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University and his PhD in Biology from Saint Louis University. Dustin is...
2014-Jul-10 • 38 minutes
095: Noting Temporal Patterns of Bird Song and the Ecological Implications - Dr. Patrick Hart
Dr. Patrick Hart is an Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Biology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology (Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa,...
2014-Jul-09 • 40 minutes
094: Blossoming Research in Plant-Pollinator Interactions - Dr. Laura Burkle
Dr. Laura Burkle is an Assistant Professor of Ecology at Montana State University. She received her PhD in Biology from Dartmouth College. Laura then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis before joining the faculty...
2014-Jul-08 • 42 minutes
093: A Researcher with a Resolution to Remedy Air Pollution - Dr. Scott Fruin
Dr. Scott Fruin is Assistant Professor in Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Scott worked as a Mechanical Engineer at Bell Labs for a few years before earning his Bachelors and Masters degrees...
2014-Jul-07 • 46 minutes
092: A Paleobotanist Who Leaves No Stone Unturned Searching for Plant Fossils - Dr. Peter Wilf
Dr. Peter Wilf is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Pennsylvania State University. After graduating college from the University of Pennsylvania, Peter spent a few years teaching math and science in a middle school and then spent some...
2014-Jul-06 • 43 minutes
091: Zooming in on Marine Microbes and Their Critical Role in the State of our Seas - Dr. Cameron Thrash
Dr. Cameron Thrash is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University. After completing his undergraduate studies at UC San Diego, Cameron worked as a technician at the Scripps Research Institute. He then...
2014-Jul-05 • 32 minutes
090: Unearthing the Secrets of Dinosaur Growth and Behavior - Dr. Jack Horner
Dr. Jack Horner is the Regents Professor of Paleontology and Curator of Paleontology of the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University. Jack is known for making many groundbreaking discoveries in paleontology, including the first dinosaur eggs...
2014-Jul-04 • 33 minutes
089: Noble Astrophysicist Investigating Argon Molecules in Space - Dr. Mike Barlow
Dr. Mike Barlow is a Professor and Head of Astrophysics at University College London. He received his PhD in astrophysics from the University of Sussex. Afterwards, he completed a European Space Research Organisation and NASA fellowship at the...
2014-Jul-03 • 42 minutes
088: Deeply Rooted in Plant Evolution and Ecology - Dr. Ingrid Parker
Dr. Ingrid Parker is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Jean H. Langenheim Endowed Chair in Plant Ecology and Evolution at the University of California Santa Cruz. She is also a Research Fellow at the Smithsonian...
2014-Jul-02 • 34 minutes
087: Investigation of Beneficial Infestations of Symbiotic Bacteria in Insects - Dr. Jen White
Dr. Jennifer White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Kentucky. She received her PhD in Ecology evolution and behavior from the University of Minnesota. Afterwards, Jen completed a postdoctoral fellowship at...
2014-Jul-01 • 42 minutes
086: Just Scratching the Surface of the Molecular-Level Mysteries in Adhesion and Friction Forces - Dr. Jacob Israelachvili
Dr. Jacob Israelachvili is a Professor in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his PhD in Experimental Physics from the University of Cambridge. Afterwards he completed postdoctoral...
2014-Jun-30 • 37 minutes
085: Organic Chemist Synthesizing Research, Science Education, and Diversity in the Sciences - Dr. Donna Nelson
Dr. Donna Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma. She received her PhD from the University of Texas, Austin and completed her postdoctoral training at Purdue University before joining the...
2014-Jun-29 • 56 minutes
084: Improving our Grasp of Human Motor Learning and Engineering Solutions to Improve Education - Dr. Kurt Thoroughman
Dr. Kurt Thoroughman is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington...
2014-Jun-28 • 38 minutes
083: How the Brain Fits into the Big Picture of Exercise, Eating, and the Obesity Epidemic - Dr. Cary Savage
Dr. Cary Savage is the Director of the Center for Health Behavior Neuroscience as well as the John H. Wineinger Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from...
2014-Jun-27 • 47 minutes
082: To Be or Not to Be? Understanding Cell Survival and Cell Death - Dr. Denise Montell
Dr. Denise Montell is the Duggan Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University, and afterwards completed an American Cancer...
2014-Jun-26 • 28 minutes
081: Moving Towards Functional Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Yu-Shang Lee
Dr. Yu-Shang Lee is an Assistant Staff Scientist in the Department of Neurosciences at the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. He received his PhD from UC Irvine and did a postdoc at UC Irvine before accepting a position at the...
2014-Jun-25 • 41 minutes
080: Genetic Variation is the Spice of Life Helping Plants Respond to Changing Environments - Dr. Allison Miller
Dr. Allison Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University as well as a Research Associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden. She received her Masters Degree in Botany from Colorado State University and her PhD...
2014-Jun-24 • 37 minutes
079: Feeding His Passion for Understanding How Sharks Bite and Eat - Dr. Philip Motta
Dr. Philip Motta is a Professor of Biology at the University of South Florida. He received his PhD from the University of Hawaii in Zoology. He served as an instructor at the University British Columbia and faculty of the University of Montana and the...
2014-Jun-23 • 37 minutes
078: Taking His Research to New Heights Studying the Ecology and Genetics of Things With Wings - Dr. Donald Price
Dr. Donald Price is a Professor in Biology and the Director of the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) Graduate Program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He completed his B.S. in Biology at the University of Minisota,...
2014-Jun-22 • 38 minutes
077: A Stellar Astrophysicist Finding Answers Chasing the Starlight - Dr. Keivan Stassun
Dr. Keivan Stassun is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University. He is also director of the Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Fisk University in Nashville. Keivan received his...
2014-Jun-21 • 37 minutes
076: Contemplation of the Ills of Neuroinflammation in Stroke Recovery - Dr. Ann Stowe
Dr. Ann Stowe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She received her PhD in Molecular & Integrative Physiology from the University of Kansas, School...
2014-Jun-20 • 24 minutes
075: Theoretical Physicist Shining Brilliantly with Her Work on Potential Nanomaterials for Solar Cells - Dr. Birgit Kaufmann
Dr. Birgit Kaufmann is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Mathematics and Physics at Purdue University. Her visiting appointments include the Physics Department of Princeton University. She received her Masters and...
2014-Jun-19 • 42 minutes
074: Sniffing Out the Answers to How Olfactory Processing Affects Behavior - Dr. Julian Meeks
Dr. Julian Meeks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He received his PhD in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship...
2014-Jun-18 • 38 minutes
073: Burning Questions on Impacts of Humans on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Climate - Dr. John Harte
Dr. John Harte holds a joint pro­fes­sor­ship in the Energy and Resources Group and the Ecosys­tem Sci­ences Divi­sion of the Col­lege of Nat­ural Resources at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his...
2014-Jun-17 • 39 minutes
072: It's All About Communities When Studying Microbial Genomics and Exchange of Antibiotic Resistance - Dr. Gautam Dantas
Dr. Gautam Dantas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Immunology, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology, at Washington University School of Medicine. at Washington...
2014-Jun-16 • 34 minutes
071: Painstakingly Classifying and Treating Movement Impairment with Physical Therapy - Dr. Shirley Sahrmann
Dr. Shirley Sahrmann is a retired Physical Therapist and Professor emeritis of Physical Therapy, Cell Biology and Physiology, and also of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She received her Bachelors degree in Physical...
2014-Jun-15 • 31 minutes
070: Contagious Enthusiasm for Infectious Disease Research on Ticks and Other Arthropods - Dr. Brian Allan
Dr. Brian Allan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology and School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his PhD in Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University...
2014-Jun-14 • 36 minutes
069: Timely Research on the Molecular Mechanisms Controlling the Timing of Birth - Dr. Lou Muglia
Dr. Louis Muglia is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, as well as the Director for the Center for Prevention of Preterm Birth and the Co-Director of the Perinatal Institute Cincinnati childrens hospital. He...
2014-Jun-13 • 26 minutes
068: Exploring the Creatures that Reside Within by Studying the Human Oral Microbiome - Dr. Cliff Beall
Dr. Clifford Beall is a Research Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University. He received his Bachelor's in Biology from the California Institute of Technology and his PhD in Biological Chemistry from Harvard University. Cliff later received a...
2014-Jun-12 • 38 minutes
067: Racing Towards a Better Understanding of Animal Movement Ecology and Wildlife Conservation - Dr. Stephen Blake
Dr. Stephen Blake is the coordinator of The Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme (www.gianttortoise.org). He currently works for the St. Louis Zoo and is an adjunct scientist with the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, the University of...
2014-Jun-11 • 29 minutes
066: Working Out the Details of Synaptic Strengthening - Dr. Julie Kauer
Dr. Julie Kauer is a Professor of Medical Science and Professor of Neuroscience at Brown University. She received her PhD from Yale University completed a postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California San Francisco and at Stanford...
2014-Jun-10 • 34 minutes
065: Making Exciting Discoveries in Neurotransmission and Glutamate Receptor Modulation - Dr. Steve Mennerick
Dr. Steve Mennerick is a Professor of Psychiatry and Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Neurosciences from Washington University in St. Louis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the State...
2014-Jun-09 • 37 minutes
064: Conducting Sweet Research in Honey Bee Behavior - Dr. Amro Zayed
Dr. Amro Zayed is an Associate Professor in Biology at York University. He received his PhD in Biology from York University and then held a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University...
2014-Jun-08 • 37 minutes
063: Cracking Down on Invasive Species and Propagating Knowledge of Plant Reproduction - Dr. Kyra Krakos
Dr. Kyra Krakos is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Maryville University and Research Associate at Missouri Botanical Garden. She received her Masters Degree in Integrative Biology and Evolution from Brigham Young University and her PhD in...
2014-Jun-07 • 29 minutes
062: Unraveling the Mysteries of Animal Coloration and Why Zebras Have Stripes - Dr. Tim Caro
Dr. Tim Caro is a Professor of Wildlife Biology at the University of California-Davis where he has worked for 25 years. He received his PhD in Psychology from the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom and spent his postdoctoral training...
2014-Jun-06 • 50 minutes
061: Mastering Memory and Applying Findings to Improve Memory and Understand how Cultures Remember their Past - Dr. Henry Roediger
Dr. Henry “Roddy” Roediger is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis as well as the Dean of Academic Planning in Arts and Sciences. He received his...
2014-Jun-05 • 33 minutes
060: Discovering New Species and Unearthing Clues on the Evolution of Mites - Dr. Hans Klompen
Dr. Hans Klompen is an Professor in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and Director of the Acarology Collection at The Ohio State University. He studied Animal Ecology at the Catholic University in The Netherlands and...
2014-Jun-04 • 35 minutes
059: A Remarkable Researcher Progressing towards Understanding and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease - Dr. John Morris
Dr. John Morris is the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Professor of Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. He...
2014-Jun-03 • 34 minutes
058: A Scientist Advancing Stem Cell Biology, Cardiology, and Communication of Science to the Public - Dr. Jalees Rehman
Dr. Jalees Rehman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is also a science writer for magazines including Aeon and Science Blogger with his own blog in the SciLogs called The Next...
2014-Jun-02 • 37 minutes
057: Researching Rats Rescuing Trapped Comrades Other Empathetic and Pro-Social Behaviors - Dr. Peggy Mason
Dr. Peggy Mason is a Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard University and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of California San Francisco. Her amazing research has...
2014-Jun-01 • 46 minutes
056: Visualizing Evolutionary History of Spiders With Islands Providing Snapshots of Biodiversity - Dr. Rosemary Gillespie
Dr. Rosemary Gillespie is the Schlinger Chair in Systematics and a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California at Berkeley, as well as the Director of the Essig Museum of Entomology. She...
2014-May-31 • 34 minutes
055: Looking Deep Within to Study How Subcortical Structures Drive Emotion and Cognition - Dr. Rob Paul
Dr. Robert Paul is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Rob received his Masters Degree and PhD in Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology from the University...
2014-May-30 • 36 minutes
054: Memories and Musings from a Master of Learning and Memory - Dr. Mark McDaniel
Dr. Mark McDaniel is a Professor of Psychology and the founding Co-Director of the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education at Washington University in St. Louis. He Is a past President of the third division of the...
2014-May-29 • 34 minutes
053: Sustaining Amphibian Populations by Studying the Impacts of Infectious Disease, Climate Change, and Pollution - Dr. Jason Rohr
Dr. Jason Rohr is an Associate Professor in Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida. He received his Masters Degree in Teaching Biology from Binghamton University and his PhD in Ecology and Behavior from Binghamton University as well....
2014-May-28 • 35 minutes
052: Being Super Successful Studying Insect Social Behavior - Dr. Amy Toth
Dr. Amy Toth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology as well as the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University. She received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of...
2014-May-27 • 36 minutes
051: A Super Modeler of Thermal Adaptation - Dr. Mike Sears
Dr. Michael Sears is an Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at Clemson University. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Biology...
2014-May-26 • 39 minutes
050: A Down-to-Earth Researcher Studying the Surface of the Moon and Mars - Dr. Brad Jolliff
Dr. Brad Joliff is the Scott Rudolph Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He received a Masters Degree and PhD in Geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology after serving on active duty in...
2014-May-25 • 37 minutes
049: The Ever-Changing Brain and Implications of Neurotransmitter Switching in Neurological Disorders - Dr. Nick Spitzer
Dr. Nicholas C. Spitzer is Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Neurobiology and Director of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California San Diego. Nick attended Harvard Medical School as a Medical Student and received...
2014-May-24 • 27 minutes
048: Quantitative Genetics Reveal How Bones are Impacted by Sex, Diet, and Genes - Dr. Jane Kenney-Hunt
Dr. Jane Kenney-Hunt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Westminster College in Missouri. She received her Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University in Saint Louis. She performed...
2014-May-23 • 32 minutes
047: The Aging Brain and Immune System Interactions - Dr. Jonathan Godbout
Dr. Jon Godbout is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as well as a faculty member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research and the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord...
2014-May-22 • 31 minutes
046: Developing an Understanding of the Development of Depressive Disorders - Dr. Joan Luby
Dr. Joan Luby is a Professor of Child Psychiatry and Director and Founder of the Early Emotional Development Program at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Michigan and...
2014-May-21 • 31 minutes
045: Visionary Neuroscientist Studying How Neurons Communicate and Make Connections - Dr. Josh Sanes
Dr. Josh Sanes is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the founding Director for the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. He received his PhD from the Program in Neurobiology at Harvard University. After graduating he worked...
2014-May-20 • 35 minutes
044: The Underpinnings of Behavior Uncovered Using Fruit Fly Genetics - Dr. Yehuda Ben-Shahar
Dr. Yehuda Ben-Shahar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Masters and PhD in Entomology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then served as a Howard Houghes...
2014-May-19 • 39 minutes
043: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words in the Field of Information Visualization - Dr. Niklas Elmqvist
Dr. Niklas Elmqvist is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and Director of the Pivot Laboratory. He received his Masters and PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at...
2014-May-18 • 39 minutes
042: Dispelling the Myths of Human Aggression and Violence - Dr. Brad Bushman
Dr. Brad Bushman is a Professor of Communication and Psychology at The Ohio State University, where he holds the Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication. He is also a professor of Communications Science at the VU...
2014-May-17 • 32 minutes
041: Happily Piecing Together the Puzzle of Antidepressant Drug Efficacy - Dr. Lisa Monteggia
Dr. Lisa Monteggia is the Ginny and John Eulich Professor in Autism Spectrum Disorders within the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She received her Masters Degree in Biology from the University of...
2014-May-16 • 36 minutes
040: Studying Degrees of Adaptation in Animals in Response to Changing Climates - Dr. Mike Angilletta
Dr. Mike Angiletta is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University as well as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs there. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability....
2014-May-15 • 38 minutes
039: Cultivating an Understanding of the Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change in Plants - Dr. Ken Olsen
Dr. Ken Olsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis as well as a Research Associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden. He received his Masters Degree in Botany from the University of Texas at...
2014-May-14 • 43 minutes
038: A Researcher Who Found His Place in Science Using GPS to Study the Earth’s Surface - Dr. Mike Bevis
Dr. Mike Bevis is a Professor of Geodynamics in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University. He received his PhD in Geophysics from Cornell University. He has also been awarded the prestigious distinction of being an Ohio Eminent Scholar...
2014-May-13 • 40 minutes
037: Exploring the Pathway Less Traveled to Better Understand Rett Syndrome - Dr. Lucas Pozzo-Miller
Dr. Lucas Pozzo-Miller is a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Masters and his PhD in Biology from Córdoba National University in Argentina, and completed post-doctoral...
2014-May-12 • 30 minutes
036: Programming to Improve Health by Developing Algorithms for Medical Data - Dr. Josh Swamidass
Dr. Joshua Swamidass is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Pathology and the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Masters and PhD in Information and Computer...
2014-May-11 • 38 minutes
035: Birds of a Feather Researching the Formation of New Species Together - Dr. Rebecca Safran
Dr. Rebecca Safran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Masters Degree in Ecology from Humboldt State University and her PhD in Ecology and...
2014-May-10 • 35 minutes
034: Passionately Pursuing an Integrated Understanding of Childhood Mood Disorders - Dr. Mike Gaffrey
Dr. Michael Gaffrey is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Masters from San Diego State University in Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the...
2014-May-09 • 33 minutes
033: No Pain, No Gain in the Research of Chronic Pain Mechanisms - Dr. Ben Kolber
Dr. Benedict Kolber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Research and Education Coordinator for the Chronic Pain Research Consortium at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from...
2014-May-08 • 32 minutes
032: Going with the Phloem Studying Insect Plant Interactions - Dr. Jeremy Pritchard
Dr. Jeremy Pritchard is a Senior Lecturer in Biology at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and Head of Education in the School of Biosciences. He received his PhD from University College of North Wales. Jeremy is joining us today to...
2014-May-07 • 34 minutes
031: Searching for Solutions in Robotics and Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue - Dr. John Blitch
Dr. John Blitch has had an impressive career. He received his Masters Degree in Math and Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines before being assigned as an Operations Research Analyst at the U.S. Special Operations command (SOCOM) and then...
2014-May-06 • 42 minutes
030: Making Connections in the Field of Neurotransmission and Synaptic Signaling - Dr. Ege Kavalali
Dr. Ege Kavalali is a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Neuroscience at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is also the Effie Marie Cain Scholar in Medical Research and the Rosewood Corporation Chair in Biomedical...
2014-May-05 • 34 minutes
029: Deep in Thought Examining Cognition and Dementia in Parkinson Disease - Dr. Meghan Campbell
Dr. Meghan Campbell is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University and completed her clinical neuropsychology internship at...
2014-May-04 • 30 minutes
028: Heading Research Efforts in Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Christine Mac Donald
Dr. Christine Mac Donald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. She received her Masters in Biomedical Engineering and also her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in...
2014-May-03 • 33 minutes
027: Investigating Hot Topics in Magma Origins and Seismology - Dr. Doug Wiens
Dr. Doug Wiens is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Masters and his PhD in Geological Sciences from Northwestern University. Doug is visiting Professor Australia...
2014-May-02 • 32 minutes
026: A Researcher With a Vision for Optical Imaging - Dr. Adam Dubis
Dr. Adam Dubis is the Co-Investigator of the High-Resolution Imaging Group within the Department of Molecular Genetics at University College London Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS. He received his PhD from the Medical...
2014-May-01 • 36 minutes
025: A Natural When It Comes to Applying Scientific Research to Inform Natural Capital Policy - Dr. Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer
Dr. Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer is a Research Associate at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Lead Scientist on the Natural Capital Project. She received her PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from University of...
2014-Apr-30 • 26 minutes
024: Science Fiction Meets Reality in the Realm of Brain-Computer Interfaces - Dr. Eric Leuthardt
Dr. Eric Leuthardt is a neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis and also the Director for the Center for Innovation in Neuroscience and Technology at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition, he is a...
2014-Apr-29 • 38 minutes
023: Teaming Up to Understand Muscle Physiology and Endocrine Interactions to Optimize Athletic Performance - Dr. Andrew Fry
Dr. Andrew Fry is a Professor in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. He received his Masters in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and his PhD in Exercise Physiology from...
2014-Apr-28 • 34 minutes
022: Getting a Clearer Image of Potential Risk Factors for Depression and Schizophrenia - Dr. Deanna Barch
Dr. Deanna Barch is the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Radiology at Washington University in Saint Louis. Dr. Barch is the Editor of Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, and is on the Editorial Boards of...
2014-Apr-27 • 39 minutes
021: Outstanding in Her Field Managing Pest Insects in Agriculture - Dr. Julie Peterson
Dr. Julie Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Entomology and Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska. She received her PhD in Entomology from the University of Kentucky and went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the University...
2014-Apr-26 • 32 minutes
020: Cued in to the Science of Body Language and the Unspoken Word - Dr. Aina Puce
Dr. Aina Puce is the Eleanor Cox Riggs Professor of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington. She received her Masters of Applied Science in Physics from Swinburne Institute of Technology in Melbourne,...
2014-Apr-25 • 28 minutes
019: An Autism Researcher’s Tales of Triumphs and Tribulations - Dr. Larry Reiter
Dr. Larry Reiter is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and the department of pediatrics, and the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee. He received his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Baylor...
2014-Apr-24 • 31 minutes
018: Living the Wild Life Studying Animal and Human Interactions - Dr. Caleb Hickman
Dr. Caleb Hickman is a Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist at the Eastern Band of the Cherokee and Chair Elect of the Wildlife Society's Invasive Species Working Group. Caleb is also an Adjunct Professor in the Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries...
2014-Apr-23 • 24 minutes
017: Grasping the Complexities of Motor Rehabilitation in People with Stroke - Dr. Catherine Lang
Dr. Catherine Lang is an Associate Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy, Program in Occupational Therapy, and Department of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She received her physical therapy degree from the University...
2014-Apr-22 • 36 minutes
016: Modeling Success in the Field of Population Dynamics - Dr. Jim Berkson
Dr. Jim Berkson is a Courtesy Associate Professor of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida as well as the director and ecologist at the National Marine Fisheries Service Recruiting, Training, and Research...
2014-Apr-21 • 32 minutes
015: Digging Up the Dirt on Ancient Civilizations to Understand Human Environment Interactions - Dr. Jen Smith
Dr. Jennifer Smith is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Pennsylvania...
2014-Apr-20 • 27 minutes
014: Let’s Get Tactical! Strength and Conditioning Training for Tactical Occupations - Dr. Brian Schilling
Dr. Brian Schilling is an Associate Professor of Health and Sport Sciences and the University of Memphis.He received his Masters in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University and his PhD in Biology from the University of Memphis. Brian is with...
2014-Apr-19 • 27 minutes
013: History and Science Collide in the Study of Ecosystem Ecology and Desertification - Dr. Tom Valone
Dr. Tom Valone is a Professor in the Department of Biology at St. Louis University and Director of the Reis Biological Station. He received his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral...
2014-Apr-18 • 43 minutes
012: The Evolution of an Amazing Career in Human, Population, and Evolutionary Genetics - Dr. Alan Templeton
Dr. Alan Templeton is the Charles Rebstock Professor Emeritus of Biology as well as Professor Emeritus in the Division of Statistical Genomics at Washington University in St. Louis. Alan is also a Professor in the Institute of Evolution and Department...
2014-Apr-17 • 29 minutes
011: Handling the Tough Questions of Upper Extremity Control - Dr. Sydney Schaefer
Dr. Sydney Schaefer is an Assistant Professor within the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department at Utah State University and the Primary Investigator of the Motor Rehabilitation and Learning Lab. She received her Masters and PhD from the...
2014-Apr-16 • 32 minutes
010: Finding Calm in the World of Stress Research - Dr. Julie Brefczynski-Lewis
Dr. Julie Brefczynski-Lewis is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at West Virginia University. She received her PhD in Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and anatomy from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She then...
2014-Apr-15 • 28 minutes
009: A Researcher with a Soft Spot for Soft-Tissue Biomechanics - Dr. Ted Uyeno
Dr. Ted Uyeno is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Ted received his Masters in Zoology from the University of Calgary and his PhD in Biomechanics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then...
2014-Apr-14 • 34 minutes
008: Shocking Research with Mildly Electric Fish - Dr. Bruce Carlson
Dr. Bruce Carlson is an Associate Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University. He then completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Virginia and...
2014-Apr-13 • 35 minutes
007: Rocking and Rolling with Ground and Dung Beetles - Dr. Jeff Bradshaw
Dr. Jeff Bradshaw is a Research and Extension Entomologist in the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.He received his Masters in Zoology at Southern Illinois University and PhD in Entomology and Plant Pathology at Iowa State...
2014-Apr-12 • 34 minutes
006: Biological Clocks and Inspiring Times - Dr. Erik Herzog
Dr. Erik Herzog is a Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Neuroscience at Syracuse University. Erik then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia. Erik is with us today to tell us...
2014-Apr-11 • 29 minutes
005: A Savvy Scientist and CEO with a Mission to Heal - Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh
Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Kericure, a company for innovative skin protectant solutions. She received her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of South Florida, and she’s with us today to tell us about...
2014-Apr-10 • 27 minutes
004: The Adventures of a Biodiversity Conservationist - Dr. Josh Reece
Dr. Josh Reece is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Valdosta State University in Georgia. He received his Master of Biology Degree from the University of Central Florida and his PhD in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. He then went...
2014-Apr-09 • 26 minutes
003: A Passion for Understanding Parkinson Disease - Dr. Gammon Earhart
Dr. Gammon Earhart is the Associate Director of the Movement Science PhD Program, and is a Professor of Physical Therapy, Neurology, and Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as the primary investigator of the Locomotor Control...
2014-Apr-08 • 36 minutes
002: Tackling Air Pollution - Dr. Ann Dillner
Dr. Ann Dillner is an Associate Research Engineer in the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory at the University of California – Davis. She received her Master of Mechanical Engineering degree from Stanford University and her PhD in Civil and Environmental...
2014-Apr-08 • 8 minutes
001: Welcome to People Behind the Science! - Dr. Marie McNeely
Dr. Marie McNeely is the host of People Behind the Science. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis.