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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 Fellow at Brown University before joining the faculty at the University of Maine. She was the recipient of the E. Lucy Braun Award for Excellence in Ecology, the Student Section Award for Excellent Women in Ecology, and the Cooper Award all from the Ecological Society of America. She also received the Trewarth Award for Best Student Paper, the Graduate Peer Mentor Award, and the Whitbeck Dissertator Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Jacquelyn is with us today to tell us all about her journey through life and science.

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October 9th, 2017

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416: Stimulating Research on the Mechanisms of Memory and Applications of Memory Modulation - Dr. Steve Ramirez

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415: Identifying Factors that Contribute to Cognitive Decline to Predict and Prevent Dementia - Dr. Sudha Seshadri

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414: Astrochemist Studying the Elements of Planet and Star Formation - Dr. Ted Bergin

September 11th, 2017

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413: Engineering Robots to Enhance Education and Rehabilitation - Dr. Ayanna Howard

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412: Rewarding Research on Addiction Genetics in Opioid Abuse and Binge Eating - Dr. Camron Bryant

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411: Understanding Cellular and Molecular Pathways that Contribute to Human Disease - Dr. Lynne Maquat

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410: Making Sense of the Signaling Networks that Stimulate Blood Vessel Formation - Dr. Princess Imoukhuede

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409: Furthering Female Fertility Research with Functional 3D Printed Ovaries - Dr. Teresa Woodruff

August 7th, 2017

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408: Bringing to Light the Mechanisms of Retinal Diseases and Developing New Treatments - Dr. Peter Campochiaro

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407: Sizing Up Signals in Seismic Waves to Understand Earth’s Interior Structure - Dr. Zach Eilon

July 24th, 2017

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406: Investigating Carbon Capture Solutions from Cars to Coal-Fired Power Plants - Dr. Jennifer Wilcox

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405: Using Algorithms to Automate Decision-Making in Energy Management, Automobiles, and Manufacturing - Dr. Andrew Alleyne

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404: Shrinking and Simplifying Complex Chemistry Through New Lab-on-a-Chip Devices - Dr. James Landers

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401: Taking Critical Steps to Elucidate Mechanisms of Limb Movement in Locomotion - Dr. Young-Hui Chang

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400: Setting the Stage for Better Understanding Cell Biology with Advanced Microscopy - Dr. Joshua Rappoport

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399: Metabolic-Based Therapies As a Key Component in Treating Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Dominic D'Agostino

May 29th, 2017

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May 22nd, 2017

45:06

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 …

397: Particle Physicist Leading the Charge in Imparting Scientific Knowledge to the Public - Dr. Jim Trefil

May 15th, 2017

29:34

Dr. Jim Trefil is the Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. He received his PhD in Physics from Stanford University. Postdoc at …

396: Entrepreneur and Entomologist Dedicated to Developing Sustainable Insect-Based Products - Dr. Aaron Dossey

May 8th, 2017

45:16

Dr. Aaron T. Dossey is the President, Founder, and Owner of All Things Bugs LLC, a company developing sustainable insect-based technologies and …

395: Navigating the Seas of Change Studying Ocean Acidification and Marine Ecosystems - Dr. Tessa Hill

May 1st, 2017

47:36

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 …

394: Developing Diagnostic Tests for Autoimmune Disease - Dr. Chase Spurlock

April 24th, 2017

41:04

Dr. Chase Spurlock is CEO of IQuity, a specialty diagnostic technology company in Nashville, TN, as well as a faculty member in Medicine at …

393: Broadening the Horizons of our Understanding of the Universe through Planetary Discovery - Dr. Mike Summers

April 17th, 2017

49:43

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, …

392: A Particle Physicist Accelerating Us Towards a Better Understanding of Our Universe - Dr. Melissa Franklin

April 10th, 2017

38:58

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 …

391: Tiny Technology with Big Impacts: Nanoparticles for Medicine, Energy, and the Environment - Dr. Christy Haynes

April 3rd, 2017

47:24

Dr. Christy Haynes is the Elmore H. Northey Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate studies in …

390: Materials Engineer Working at the Interface of Experimental and Modeling Approaches to Understand Material Microstructure - Dr. Daniel Lewis

March 27th, 2017

41:36

Dr. Daniel Lewis is an Associate Professor In the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received …

389: Conducting Illuminating Research on the Evolution of Bioluminescence in Fishes - Dr. Leo Smith

March 20th, 2017

46:56

Dr. William "Leo" Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Curator of the Biodiversity …

388: Synthesizing New Nanomaterials and Studying their Shape, Size, and Structure - Dr. Sara Skrabalak

March 13th, 2017

36:32

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 …

387: Modifying Microbes for a Multitude of Applications From Healthcare to Biofuels - Dr. Cullen Buie

March 6th, 2017

47:56

Dr. Cullen Buie is an Associate Professor and the Esther and Harold E. Egerton Career Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical …

386: Finding Fossils of Extinct Species to Explore the Early Evolution of Vertebrates - Dr. Sterling Nesbitt

February 27th, 2017

55:10

Dr. Sterling Nesbitt is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Virginia Tech, as well as a  research associate/affiliate of the American Museum of …

385: Keeping a Close Eye On Channels and Vesicle Trafficking in Plant Cell Membranes - Dr. Mike Blatt

February 20th, 2017

42:38

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 …

384: Battling Antibiotic Resistance Through Development and Discovery of Novel Antibacterial Agents - Dr. Erin Carlson

February 13th, 2017

40:54

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 …

383: Curiosity is Key for Creating Innovative Living Technology and Low-Cost Scientific Solutions - Dr. Andrew Pelling

February 6th, 2017

47:44

Dr. Andrew Pelling is a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Departments of Physics and Biology, as well as the Institute for …

382: Building High-Throughput Technology to Characterize Biological Systems - Dr. Adam Abate

January 30th, 2017

49:34

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 …

381: Studying Drug Transport Proteins for Use in Novel Therapies and Supporting Diversity in STEM - Dr. Imogen Coe

January 23rd, 2017

39:04

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 …

380: Fostering Forest Health Through Education and Extension Endeavors - Dr. Dave Coyle

January 16th, 2017

47:58

Dr. David Coyle is a Forest Health Specialist with the The Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) Forest Heath Program. He received his …

379: An Astrophysicist Studying the Elements of Galaxy Evolution - Dr. Molly Peeples

January 9th, 2017

47:54

Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Physics …

378: Investigating Venom Evolution and Potential for Targeted Therapeutics - Dr. Bryan Fry

January 2nd, 2017

1:01:45

Dr. Bryan G. Fry is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia. He completed his …

377: Illuminating our Understanding of the Photoreceptor System Controlling Plant Growth Towards Light - Dr. Winslow Briggs

December 26th, 2016

47:54

Dr. Winslow Briggs is Director Emeritus of the Carnegie Institution Of Science. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. He has …

376: Engineering Technology-Enriched Education Environments - Dr. Shaundra Daily

December 19th, 2016

42:34

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 …

375: Developing Drugs to Defeat Rare Muscle Diseases - Dr. Barry Byrne

December 12th, 2016

41:40

Dr. Barry Byrne is the Earl and Christy Powell University Chair in Genetics, Associate Chair of Pediatrics, Director of the Powell Gene Therapy …

374: Determining the Time Course of Damage to Neurons After Trauma - Dr. Christian Franck

December 5th, 2016

38:21

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 …

373: Modeling the Mechanics of Fluid Flow for Melting Ice and Molten Magma - Dr. Leif Karlstrom

November 28th, 2016

40:02

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 …

372: Accumulating Evidence on the Contribution of Free Radicals in Protein Aggregation - Dr. Ohara Augusto

November 21st, 2016

33:38

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 …

371: Making Molecular Movies of Complex Chemical Reactions in Live Cells - Dr. Antoine van Oijen

November 14th, 2016

41:52

Dr. Antoine van Oijen is a Distinguished Professor and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of …

370: Cued in to Environmental Factors Important for Children Learning Languages - Dr. Erin Conwell

November 7th, 2016

39:48

Dr. Erin Conwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Coordinator for the PhD program in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience …

369: Engineering Solutions to Improve Global Healthcare Quality and Access - Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum

October 31st, 2016

36:52

Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. …

368: Producing a Flood of Knowledge Modeling Monsoons - Dr. Christopher Castro

October 24th, 2016

42:17

Dr. Christopher Castro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Arizona. He received his B.S. degree …

367: Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Clean Up Toxins and Recover Energy from Wastes - Dr. Gemma Reguera

October 17th, 2016

43:10

Dr. Gemma Reguera is an Associate Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. She completed her undergraduate …

366: Studying Signatures of Supermassive Black Holes - Dr. Tamara Bogdanović

October 10th, 2016

34:23

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 …

365: Timely Research on Circadian Clocks and Rhythmic Reorientation in Plants - Dr. Stacey Harmer

October 3rd, 2016

36:29

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 …

364: Deciphering Genetic Variations in Bacteria that Lead to Disease - Dr. Shannon Manning

September 26th, 2016

35:30

Dr. Shannon Manning is a Michigan State University (MSU) Foundation Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She …

363: Dedicated to Discovering the Causes and Treatments for Hearing Deficits - Dr. Christopher Cederroth

September 19th, 2016

55:37

Dr. Christopher Cederroth is an Assistant Professor within the laboratory of Experimental Audiology working on tinnitus within the Department of …

362: Fascinated by the Effects of Material Properties on the Form and Function of Fishes - Dr. Adam Summers

September 12th, 2016

49:42

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 …

361: Breaking Down Mitochondrial Function to Understand the Mechanisms of Metabolism - Dr. Alicia Kowaltowski

September 5th, 2016

31:25

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 …

360: Synthesizing Self-Healing Materials Using Squid Proteins - Dr. Melik Demirel

August 29th, 2016

28:40

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 …

359: Looking at Lakes to Learn About the Impacts of Climate Change, Invasive Species, and Pollution - Dr. Sapna Sharma

August 22nd, 2016

41:20

Dr. Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in Biology at York University. She received her PhD in Ecology and evolution from the University of …

358: Growing Our Understanding of Photosynthesis to Improve Plant Metabolism - Dr. David Stern

August 15th, 2016

32:59

Dr. David Stern is the President of the Boyce Thompson Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Plant Biology Section at Cornell University. He …

357: Food for Thought: Research to Reduce Foodborne Disease and Improve Food Safety - Dr. Haley Oliver

August 8th, 2016

35:44

Dr. Haley Oliver is an Associate Professor of Food Science at Purdue University, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University. She …

356: Sizing Up Species’ Brains to Understand Nervous System Diversity and Development - Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel

August 1st, 2016

52:04

Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She received her B.S. in Biology from the …

355: Piecing Together the Patterns and Processes that are Impacting Ecosystems - Dr. Madhur Anand

July 25th, 2016

33:39

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 …

354: Conducting Illuminating Research on Photosynthetic Bacteria - Dr. Don Bryant

July 18th, 2016

38:59

Dr. Don Bryant is the Ernest C. Pollard Professor in Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State …

353: Searching the Sediments to Uncover Sources of Food and Water for Early Humans - Dr. Gail Ashley

July 11th, 2016

44:10

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 …

352: Wired for Innovation: Modifying the Manufacturing of Microelectrode Arrays for Cochlear Implants - Dr. Angelique Johnson

July 4th, 2016

44:37

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 …

351: Chilling Out Studying the Biodiversity of Arctic Arthropods - Dr. Chris Buddle

June 27th, 2016

41:37

Dr. Chris Buddle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at McGill University. …

350: Cool Research on Plant Responses to Temperature Stress - Dr. Malia Gehan

June 20th, 2016

32:41

Dr. Malia Gehan is a new Assistant Member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. She received her undergraduate training in Biology from …

349: Scientist Strikes Gold with Atomic Layer Deposition of Gold Thin Films - Dr. Seán Barry

June 13th, 2016

44:43

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 …

348: Producing Prolific Research on Foodborne Pathogens - Dr. Teresa Bergholz

June 6th, 2016

28:13

Dr. Teresa Bergholz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University. She …

347: Energetic Scientist Studying Metabolic Disruption and Disease - Dr. Todd Cade

May 30th, 2016

32:55

Dr. Todd Cade is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Medicine, as well as Associate Director of Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Program in …

346: Fascinated by the Forces and Features that Contribute to Flow in Rocks and Ice - Dr. Christine McCarthy

May 23rd, 2016

36:42

Dr. Christine McCarthy is the Lamont Assistant Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She received her …

345: Investigating Insect Outbreaks with the Help of Citizen Science - Dr. Rob Johns

May 16th, 2016

46:24

Dr. Rob Johns is a Research Scientist and Forest Insect Ecologist for the Natural Resources Canada Atlantic Forestry Centre. He is also an Adjunct …

344: Comparing the Cognitive Capacity of Canines, Humans, and Other Primates - Dr. Laurie Santos

May 9th, 2016

37:23

Dr. Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale University. She received her B.A. in …

343: A Skilled Scientist Studying Soil Properties, Surveying Technologies, Taxonomy, and more - Dr. David Weindorf

May 2nd, 2016

42:13

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 …

342: Making Delectable Discoveries on the Evolution of Specialization in Insect Diets - Dr. Stephen Heard

April 25th, 2016

44:59

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 …

341: Understanding Pollinators and Pests to Promote Optimal Crop Management - Dr. Matt O'Neal

April 18th, 2016

1:00:45

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 …

340: A Pathway to Success: Studying Signal Transduction in Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Lewis Cantley

April 11th, 2016

42:50

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 …

339: Researching RNA Regulation of Reproduction in Plants - Dr. Blake Meyers

April 4th, 2016

42:07

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 …

338: Industrious Scientist Developing Dynamic RNA-Based Diagnostics for Disease - Dr. Dave Messina

March 28th, 2016

37:59

Dr. Dave Messina is the Chief Operating Officer at Cofactor Genomics. He completed his undergraduate training in biology at the University of …

337: Chatting with a Connoisseur of Dolphin Communication and Cognition - Dr. Denise Herzing

March 21st, 2016

32:24

Dr. Denise Herzing is Director and Founder of a non-profit scientific research organization called The Wild Dolphin Project, as well as an Affiliate …

336: Exciting Developments in Our Knowledge of Cortical Circuit Formation in the Mammalian Brain - Dr. Franck Polleux

March 14th, 2016

44:25

Dr. Franck Polleux is a Professor of Neuroscience and member of the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute at Columbia University. He completed …

335: Shining a Light on the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease - Dr. Russell Foster

March 7th, 2016

38:05

Dr. Russell Foster is Professor and Chair of Circadian Neuroscience, Supernumerary Fellow in Circadian Neuroscience, Head of the Department of …

334: Diving Deep into Machine Learning to Read the Human Genome and Understand the Effects of Mutations - Dr. Brendan Frey

February 29th, 2016

32:07

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 …

333: Investigating Insidious Insects in the Field of Agricultural Pest Management - Dr. Erin Hodgson

February 22nd, 2016

42:11

Dr. Erin Hodgson is an Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist at Iowa State University. She received her undergraduate training in Biology …

332: Creating Cutting-Edge Surgical Simulations - Dr. Roger Smith

February 15th, 2016

49:46

Dr. Roger Smith is the Chief Technology Officer for the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement at Florida Hospital. He is also Graduate Faculty at …

331: Hunting for Answers to Explain Unexpected Chimpanzee Behaviors and Tool Use - Dr. Jill Pruetz

February 8th, 2016

45:36

Dr. Jill Pruetz is a Professor of Anthropology at Iowa State University and a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer. In addition, Jill is the …

330: Driving the Field Forward by Combining Chemistry and Nanotechnology to Study Nanocars, Graphene Synthesis, and More! - Dr. Jim Tour

February 1st, 2016

47:28

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 …

329: Feeding Our Understanding of the Benefits of Bacteria in Human Health - Dr. Maria Marco

January 25th, 2016

35:57

Dr. Maria Marco is an Associate Professor in The Department of Food Science & Technology at The University of California, Davis. She received her …

328: Mapping Our Genetic Make-Up in the Human Genome Project and Beyond - Dr. Eric Green

January 18th, 2016

51:16

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 …

327: Changing How We Think About Cancer by Revealing the Critical Role of Context in Tissue Specificity - Dr. Mina Bissell

January 11th, 2016

1:09:57

Dr. Mina Bissell is a Distinguished Scientist in the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She received her B.A. in …

326: Combining Chemistry and Biology in Search of the Solution for How Cell Surface Interactions Contribute to Human Health and Disease - Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi

January 4th, 2016

53:53

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 …

325: Using a Keen Eye to Decode Colorful Communication in Butterflies and Jumping Spiders - Dr. Nathan Morehouse

December 28th, 2015

52:51

Dr. Nathan Morehouse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. in …

324: Dynamic Ecologist Examining Interactions Between Desert Plants and Animals - Dr. Christopher Lortie

December 21st, 2015

48:42

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 …

323: Bringing to Light the Benefits of Bacteria and the Connections Between Health and the Human Microbiome - Dr. Patrick Schloss

December 14th, 2015

52:57

Dr. Patrick Schloss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan. After completing his …

322: Creating 3D Structures in Culture to Study Tissues and Organ Development - Dr. Celeste Nelson

December 7th, 2015

35:22

Dr. Celeste Nelson is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, as well as Molecular Biology at Princeton University. She is …

321: Investigating How Bacteria Can Affect Host Behavior and Protect from Pathogens - Dr. Jeremy Brownlie

November 30th, 2015

36:44

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 …

320: Dedicating His Attention to Cognitive Disorders in the Clinic, the Classroom, and through Conducting Research - Dr. Kenneth Heilman

November 23rd, 2015

47:47

Dr. Kenneth Heilman is the James E. Rooks, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology at the University of Florida College of …

319: Hooked on Researching Marine Coastal Ecosystems and Fish Abundance - Dr. Joel Fodrie

November 16th, 2015

41:21

Dr. Joel Fodrie is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and Department of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina …

318: Science in Bloom: Studying Floral Development and Evolution - Dr. Chelsea Specht

November 9th, 2015

44:21

Dr. Chelsea Specht is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Plant and Microbial Biology and also Integrative Biology, as well as the Curator …

317: Keeping Your Brain in the Game: Creating Interventions to Optimize Cognition - Dr. Adam Gazzaley

November 2nd, 2015

41:52

Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and the Founding Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the …

316: Driving Drug Development Through Synthesizing Molecules with Specific Structures - Douglass Taber

October 26th, 2015

41:34

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 …

315: Understanding How Natural Selection Drives Diversity, Adaptation, and Design - Dr. Ryan Martin

October 19th, 2015

46:13

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 …

314: Expressing Her Creativity Making Epigenetic Machinery and Designing Biological Devices - Dr. Karmella Haynes

October 12th, 2015

39:26

Dr. Karmella Haynes is an Assistant Professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. …

313: Studying Sea Worms and Discovering New Species - Dr. Pat Hutchings

October 5th, 2015

38:53

Dr. Pat Hutchings is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Research Institute. She received her B.Sc. with Special Honors …

312: Having Fun Studying the Fundamental Mechanisms of Nuclear Transport in Cells - Dr. Patrick Lusk

September 28th, 2015

45:58

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 …

311: A Botanist Who Rose to Prominence Studying the Evolution and Diversity of Flowering Plants - Dr. Peter Crane

September 21st, 2015

38:09

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 …

310: Decoding Interactions Between Genetic and Environmental Factors in the Development of Autism - Dr. David Beversdorf

September 14th, 2015

45:35

Dr. David Beversdorf is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychological Sciences and holds the William and Nancy Thompson Chair of …

309: Hunting Down Genes that Cause Human Disease - Dr. Wendy Chung

September 11th, 2015

40:13

Dr. Wendy Chung is the Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Director of Clinical Genetics at Columbia University. She …

308: Colliding Particles to Comprehend the Components of Matter - Dr. Jon Butterworth

September 9th, 2015

41:58

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. …

307: The Science Behind the Formation and Future of Human Societies - Dr. Simon DeDeo

September 7th, 2015

58:47

Dr. Simon DeDeo is external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute and Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Complex Systems and in Cognitive …

306: Surgeon and Scientist Studying Signal Transduction in Head and Neck Cancer - Dr. Jennifer Grandis

September 4th, 2015

35:04

Dr. Jennifer Grandis is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Clinical and Translational Science …

305: Digging into the Fossil Record to Understand Our Planet’s Past and Aid Present Conservation Efforts - Dr. Michael Archer

September 2nd, 2015

1:02:35

Dr. Michael Archer is a Professor of Paleobiology in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales …

304: Branching Out to Better Understand Evolutionary Relatedness By Examining Phylogenetic Trees - Dr. James O'Dwyer

August 31st, 2015

46:04

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 …

303: Expressing His Passion for Science and Bacterial Genetics - Dr. Stanley Maloy

August 28th, 2015

49:36

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 …

302: Dedicating Her Energy to Engineering Solutions to Fuel Our Future - Dr. Susan Krumdieck

August 26th, 2015

54:00

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 …

301: Conducting Diverse Research in Macroevolution, Macroecology, and Microbial Biogeography - Dr. Hélène Morlon

August 24th, 2015

34:30

Dr. Hélène Morlon is a Research Scientist with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Institute of Biology at the Ecole Nomale …

300: A Microbiologist Celebrating the Little Things in Life and Science - Dr. Moselio Schaechter

August 21st, 2015

39:45

Dr. Moselio Schaechter is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Tufts University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, …

299: Designing Devices to Diagnose Deficits in Hearing - Dr. Dennis Barbour

August 19th, 2015

48:51

Dennis is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the …

298: A Scientist Who Acts On Guidance and Ingenuity to Extend Our Understanding of Neural Development - Dr. Brock Grill

August 17th, 2015

40:23

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 …

297: Studying Stress and its Connection with Chronic Pain - Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland

August 14th, 2015

41:51

Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland is an Associate Professor in the Biobehavioral Health Department at The Pennsylvania State University. She graduated …

296: Forecasting Climate Variability to Improve How We Cope with Change - Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik

August 12th, 2015

35:46

Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Ben received his …

295: Making Critical Connections to Clarify the Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity - Dr. Robert Malenka

August 10th, 2015

58:40

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 …

294: Fueling Up on Inspiration Investigating How Bacteria Can Facilitate Biofuel Production - Dr. Jan Westpheling

August 7th, 2015

44:50

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. …

293: Running Exciting Experiments in Robotic Locomotion - Dr. David Remy

August 5th, 2015

38:23

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 …

292: Passionately Pursuing Projects on the P53 Tumor Suppressor Protein - Dr. Maureen Murphy

August 3rd, 2015

49:54

Dr. Maureen Murphy is a Professor and Program Leader in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program of the Wistar Institute Cancer Center in …

291: How and Why We Judge the World: The Science of Morality Discussed - Dr. David Pizarro

July 31st, 2015

45:54

Dr. David Pizarro is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Cornell University and Chief Science Officer at BeWorks which applies scientific …

290: Treating Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors - Dr. Wakenda Tyler

July 29th, 2015

32:21

Dr. Wakenda Tyler is an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology and Metabolic Bone Disease and Adult Reconstruction at the University of …

289: Speaking Up About Important Topics in Speech Production and Computer-Assisted Communication - Dr. Rupal Patel

July 27th, 2015

43:48

Dr. Rupal Patel is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as the College of Computer and Information Science …

288: Sniffing Out Stimulating Questions in Olfactory Receptor Research - Dr. Stuart Firestein

July 24th, 2015

50:27

Dr. Stuart Firestein is a Professor and Chair in the Department Biological Sciences at Columbia University. He received his B.S. Degree in Biology …

287: Engineering Solutions to Reduce Risk and Increase Resilience - Dr. Seth Guikema

July 22nd, 2015

31:06

Dr. Seth Guikema is an Associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He holds joint …

286: Capturing Creativity and Investigating Improvisation in the Brain - Dr. Heather Berlin

July 20th, 2015

41:25

Dr. Heather Berlin is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Visiting Scholar at …

285: Serving Those with Disability Through Health Services and Outcomes Research - Dr. Nancy Mayo

July 17th, 2015

42:47

Dr. Nancy Mayo is the James McGill Professor in the Department of Medicine and the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University …

284: Chemistry is Key: Studying Self Assembly and the Origins of Life - Dr. Lee Cronin

July 15th, 2015

45:41

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, …

283: Strategic Scientist Creating Computation Automation and Innovation - Dr. Stephen Wolfram

July 13th, 2015

53:35

Dr. Stephen Wolfram is the Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. In addition, he is the creator of the Wolfram Language, the computational platform …

282: Laboring to Understand the Interactions Between Pregnancy and the Immune System - Dr. Elizabeth Bonney

July 10th, 2015

39:10

Dr. Bonney is a Professor and Director of the Research Division in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the …

281: Science with Style: Studying Plant Reproductive Biology - Dr. Spencer Barrett

July 8th, 2015

57:59

Dr. Spencer Barrett is the University Professor, Canada Research Chair, and Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the …

280: Going with the Flow Studying Fluid Dynamics and Animal Locomotion - Dr. David Hu

July 6th, 2015

39:26

David is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor's in …

279: Rewarding Research on the Influence of Emotion and Motivation on Learning and Behavior - Dr. Kay Tye

July 3rd, 2015

37:26

Dr. Kay Tye is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Picower Institute for Learning and Memory …

278: Cosmic Insights on Dark Matter, the Origins of the Universe, and Issues of Science and Society - Dr. Lawrence Krauss

July 1st, 2015

40:00

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 …

277: Excellent Research Examining Enzymes and Protein Engineering - Dr. Vic Arcus

June 29th, 2015

43:06

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 …

276: Restoring a Sense of Hope for People with Hearing Loss Through Research on Hair Cell Regeneration - Dr. Jim Hudspeth

June 26th, 2015

47:44

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 …

275: Conducting Research on Old Stars that has Universal Appeal - Dr. Anna Frebel

June 24th, 2015

43:33

Dr. Anna Frebel is the Silverman Family Career Development Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her …

274: Making Great Strides in Understanding Locomotion: From Little Lizards to Robotic Rattlesnakes - Dr. Daniel Goldman

June 22nd, 2015

47:40

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 …

273: Tales of Ion Detection: The Making of a Mass Spectrometry Mastermind - Dr. Charles Hohenberg

June 19th, 2015

44:15

Charles is a Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley …

272: Synthesizing Chemistry and Physics in Her Studies of Soft Matter and Self-Assembly - Dr. Kate McGrath

June 17th, 2015

50:31

Dr. Kate McGrath is the Vice-Provost of Research at Victoria University of Wellington and the Director of The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced …

271: Bringing a Structured Approach to Our Understanding of Degeneration in the Aging Brain - Dr. Greg Petsko

June 15th, 2015

40:42

Dr. Greg Petsko is the Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease …

270: Studying the Sea through Shells, Skeletons, and Sediments - Dr. Abby Smith

June 12th, 2015

39:23

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 …

269: Contemplating Community Connectivity and Conservation in Coral Reefs - Dr. Josh Drew

June 10th, 2015

41:17

Dr. Josh Drew is a Lecturer in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology and Director M.A. in Conservation Biology Program at …

268: Clearing Out Brain Clutter: A Glimpse into the Glymphatic System - Dr. Jeff Iliff

June 8th, 2015

45:07

Dr. Jeff Iliff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, as …

267: Directing Our Eyes to the Skies with Stellar Infrared Images of Asteroids, Comets, and Stars - Dr. Amy Mainzer

June 5th, 2015

40:23

Dr. Amy Mainzer is a Senior Research Scientist and the Principle Investigator for the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) …

266: Having a Blast Studying Magma Crystals to Understand Volcanic Eruptions - Dr. Erik Klemetti

June 3rd, 2015

43:17

Dr. Erik Klemetti is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Denison University. He received his Bachelor's degree in History and Geosciences from …

265: Investigating Important Interactions Between Molecules and Membrane Proteins - Dr. Olaf Andersen

June 1st, 2015

1:07:17

Dr. Olaf Andersen is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of the …

264: Cracking the Climate Code - Deciphering Signatures in Geologic and Hydrologic Records to Model Climate Variability - Dr. Gavin Schmidt

May 29th, 2015

42:30

Dr. Gavin Schmidt is the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Principal Investigator of the ModelE Earth System Model there. …

263: Professor Applying Principles of Physics to Biological Systems - Dr. Sonya Bahar

May 27th, 2015

53:36

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 …

262: Getting to the Root of Plant-Activated Carcinogens and Environmental Mutagenesis - Dr. Jim Gentile

May 25th, 2015

39:18

James M. Gentile is the Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences at Hope College and the past President of Research Corporation for Science Advancement, …

261: Researching Relationships and How They Impact Mental Health and Learning in Children - Dr. Jennifer Jenkins

May 22nd, 2015

42:59

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 …

260: Studying How Synapses Sustain Signaling to Process Sound - Dr. Samuel Young

May 20th, 2015

52:23

Dr. Samuel M. Young, Jr. is an Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader of Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function at the Max Planck Florida …

259: Developing The Lens for Transparency in Innovation - Dr. Richard Jefferson

May 18th, 2015

1:01:09

Dr. Richard Jefferson is the Chief Executive Officer of an independent, non-profit institute called Cambia. He is also Professor of Science, …

258: The Brains Behind Analyses of Substance Abuse and Addiction - Dr. Oné Pagán

May 15th, 2015

40:37

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 …

257: Science on Stress in Single-Celled Organisms - Dr. Amy Vollmer

May 13th, 2015

57:49

Dr. Amy Vollmer is Professor and Department Chair of Biology at Swarthmore College. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Rice …

256: Advancing Microbial Applications in Agricultural Management - Dr. Louis Schipper

May 11th, 2015

47:39

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 …

255: Researching Hot Topics in Climate Science - Dr. Michael Mann

May 8th, 2015

46:06

Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and …

254: Sound Science in Restoring Hearing with Cochlear Implants - Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng

May 6th, 2015

38:51

Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng is Director of the Center for Hearing Research and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive …

253: Continuing the Tradition of Superb Science in Traditional Medicine - Dr. Alain Cuerrier

May 4th, 2015

40:04

Dr. Alain Cuerrier is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Montreal, as well as a Botanist and …

252: Translating Gene Expression Experiments into Therapies for Human Disease - Dr. Andrea Califano

May 1st, 2015

42:01

Dr. Andrea Califano is the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology in the Departments of Systems Biology, Biochemistry & …

251: Sequencing Species in Deep-Sea Sediments - Dr. Holly Bik

April 29th, 2015

31:54

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 …

250: A Pathologist's Path to Paramount Discoveries in Protein Separation and Genetic Recombination - Dr. Oliver Smithies

April 27th, 2015

38:21

Dr. Oliver Smithies is the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of …

249: Radiant Researcher Illuminating the Attributes of Dying Stars - Dr. Kurtis Williams

April 24th, 2015

48:46

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 …

248: Chemical Compounds as Protectors of Plants! - Dr. Jack Schultz

April 22nd, 2015

48:25

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 …

247: Conducting Cool Science on Conservation in Arctic and Subarctic Ecosystems - Dr. Luise Hermanutz

April 20th, 2015

56:42

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 …

246: Dynamic Scientist Bringing Energy, Laser-Focus, and Structure to His Nanoscience Research and Role as Chancellor - Dr. Tom George

April 17th, 2015

38:15

Dr. Tom George is Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He earned his bachelors degree from …

245: Mysterious Microbes in Our Guts, the Ground, the Air, and Everywhere! - Dr. Noah Fierer

April 15th, 2015

29:55

Dr. Noah Fierer is a microbial ecologist and an Associate Professor in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology department and a fellow in the …

244: Researching the Role of Genes in the Evolution and Development of Reproductive Systems - Dr. Cassandra Extavour

April 13th, 2015

59:36

Dr. Cassandra Extavour is a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. …

243: Scientific Simulations in Stream and Ecosystem Synergies - Dr. Naomi Tague

April 10th, 2015

38:33

Dr. Christina (Naomi) Tague is an Associate Professor of ecoHydrology in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of …

242: Paving Pathways to Success Studying Substance Abuse and the Brain - Dr. Yasmin Hurd

April 8th, 2015

41:29

Dr. Yasmin Hurd is Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics as well as the Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational …

241: From Microbes to Man - Exploring Evolution, Ecology, and the Exciting Unknowns in Science - Dr. Rob Dunn

April 6th, 2015

44:54

Dr. Rob Dunn is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at North Carloina State University.  He is also an accomplished author with his books …

240: In Her Element Examining Mobile DNA Sequences and Genome Evolution - Dr. Susan Wessler

April 3rd, 2015

46:13

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. …

239: Looking Beneath the Surface to Study the Science of Water Movement, Distribution, and Quality - Dr. Tess Russo

April 1st, 2015

38:20

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 …

238: Investigating Interactions and Invasions in Evolutionary Ecology - Dr. Ruth Hufbauer

March 30th, 2015

43:58

Dr. Ruth Hufbauer is a Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Colorado State University in the department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest …

237: Science in Motion and How the Brain and Spinal Cord Control Movement - Dr. Reggie Edgerton

March 27th, 2015

45:31

Dr. Reggie Edgerton is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Reggie …

236: Taking Genetics from Bench to Farm Studying Crop Resistance to Disease and Stress - Dr. Pam Ronald

March 25th, 2015

37:29

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 …

235: Seeing Science and Symbiosis Through the Lens of an Evolutionary Microbiologist - Dr. Seth Bordenstein

March 23rd, 2015

50:07

Dr. Seth Bordenstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and …

234: Egg-cell-ent Research in Reproduction, Fertilization, and Embryonic Development - Dr. Mariana Wolfner

March 20th, 2015

39:00

Dr. Mariana Wolfner is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell …

233: Researching the Road to Recovery in Neural Repair After Stroke - Dr. Tom Carmichael

March 18th, 2015

34:37

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 …

232: The Pet Vet Describes His Career, Life Lessons, and Behaviors for Success - Dr. Nick Dodman

March 16th, 2015

56:26

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 …

231: Using Genetics to Understand Plant Evolution and Trace back the Roots of Agriculture - Dr. Michael Clegg

March 13th, 2015

48:48

Dr. Michael Clegg is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He is …

230: Signaling the Wave of the Future with Ultrasound Research Applications - Dr. Larry Crum

March 11th, 2015

58:29

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 …

229: An Algorithm for Success! Using Computational and Imaging Approaches to Study Cognitive Science - Dr. Aleix Martinez

March 9th, 2015

50:01

Dr. Aleix Martinez is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Computational Biology and Cognitive …

228: Pursuing an Alternative Science Career in Optimizing Brain Performance - Dr. Andrew Hill

March 6th, 2015

57:10

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 …

227: Exploring Extreme Environments and the Emergence of Life - Dr. Charles Cockell

March 4th, 2015

50:47

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 …

226: Speaking Up About Developmental Language Impariments in Children - Dr. Dorothy Bishop

March 2nd, 2015

46:02

Dr. Dorothy Bishop is a Professor and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of …

225: Organically Compounding Knowledge on Amino Acids and the Origins of Life - Dr. Jeffrey Bada

February 27th, 2015

48:42

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 …

224: Keeping the Big Picture in Mind Studying Motivational and Cognitive Control - Dr. Roshan Cools

February 25th, 2015

43:33

Dr. Roshan Cools is a Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and a …

222: Out of This World Research on Extrasolar Planets - Dr. Shawn Domagal-Goldman

February 20th, 2015

50:31

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 …

221: Making Valuable Contributions to the Proliferation of Exciting Discoveries in Virology - Dr. James Pipas

February 18th, 2015

38:43

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 …

220: Making Sense of Sensory and Motor Control of Human Movement - Dr. Kristen Pickett

February 16th, 2015

45:50

Dr. Kristen Pickett is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program within the Department of Kinesiology at the University of …

219: Using Genetics and Genomics to Strengthen Our Ability to Diagnose Neuromuscular Disease - Dr. Daniel MacArthur

February 13th, 2015

43:03

Dr. Daniel MacArthur is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Member of the Broad …

218: The Science Behind the Survival Skills of Cells Under Stress - Dr. Ken Dawson-Scully

February 11th, 2015

50:53

Dr. Ken Dawson-Skully is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. He received his Master's …

217: Long-Term Success in Research on Memory, Language, and the Brain - Dr. Randi Martin

February 9th, 2015

50:26

Dr. Randi Martin is the Elma Schneider Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rice University and an Adjunct Professor of Otorhinolaryngology …

216: Modeling Magma from Mantle to Mountaintop - Dr. Wendy Bohrson

February 6th, 2015

47:05

Dr. Wendy Bohrson is a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Director of the Science Talent Expansion Program at Central Washington …

215: Examining Cross-Cultural Differences in Sexuality and the Potential Evolutionary Significance - Dr. Paul Vasey

February 4th, 2015

44:25

Dr. Paul Vasey is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Sexuality at the University of Lethbridge. He received his …

214: A Career Based on Pairing Research and Public Outreach to Identify Species via DNA - Dr. Karen James

February 2nd, 2015

49:46

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 …

213: Roving Roots! Plants Behave More Like Animals than We May Realize - Dr. James Cahill

January 30th, 2015

40:42

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 …

212: Aiding in Efforts to Develop Therapeutics for HIV and Other Neurological Diseases - Dr. David Clifford

January 28th, 2015

47:48

Dr. David Clifford is the Melba and Forest Seay Professor of Clinical Neuropharmacology in Neurology and Professor of Medicine at Washington …

211: Studying Stormwater Systems and Urban Streams - Dr. Anne Jefferson

January 26th, 2015

43:12

Dr. Anne Jefferson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology at Kent State University. She received her Masters Degree in Water …

210: Getting to the Root of Underground Signaling in Forest Ecosystems - Dr. Suzanne Simard

January 23rd, 2015

45:03

Dr. Suzanne Simard is a Professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD …

209: Growing Excitement for Research in Potential Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Herbert Geller

January 21st, 2015

42:41

Dr. Herbert Geller is a Senior Investigator in the Developmental Neurobiology Section and Head of the Office of Education  at the National Heart, …

208: Bending Over Backwards to Understand Low Back Pain - Dr. Linda Van Dillen

January 19th, 2015

38:14

Dr. Linda Van Dillen is an associate professor in the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in …

207: Injecting Humor and Optimism into the Study of Viral Infections in the Brain - Dr. Glenn Rall

January 16th, 2015

52:29

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 …

206: Researching Reproduction to Understand the Origin and Evolution of Genes for Meiosis - Dr. John Logsdon

January 14th, 2015

44:27

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 …

205: Sorting Out the Science of Fruit Fly Flight and Behavior - Dr. Michael Dickinson

January 12th, 2015

44:18

Dr. Michael Dickinson is the Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering  at the California institute of technology. He received his PhD …

204: Demonstrating Laser Focus Studying Materials Science with Solid-State NMR - Dr. Sophia Hayes

January 9th, 2015

46:31

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 …

203: Planting the Seeds to Grow Our Understanding of the Genes that Matter for Plant Survival - Dr. Ian Baldwin

January 7th, 2015

50:30

Dr. Ian Baldwin is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Ecology and Founding Director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. He …

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