Cover art for podcast People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

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

300 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Marie McNeely, featuring top scientists speaking about their life and cWebsite

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 … read more

episodes iconAll Episodes

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

August 8th, 2022

44:36

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 …

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

August 1st, 2022

40:39

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 …

666: Developing Nanomaterials to Help Solve Global Energy, Fuel, and Fresh Water Issues - Dr. Mita Dasog

July 25th, 2022

38:44

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 …

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

July 18th, 2022

42:56

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 …

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

July 11th, 2022

50:35

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 …

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

July 4th, 2022

49:50

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 …

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

June 27th, 2022

1:07:06

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

661: Decoding the Genomes of Plants and Plant Pathogens for Key Crops and Medicinal Plants - Dr. Robin Buell

June 20th, 2022

37:40

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 …

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

June 13th, 2022

43:52

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

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

June 6th, 2022

48:54

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

658: Conducting Research to Better Understand and Conserve Marine Mammals - Dr. Howard Rosenbaum

May 30th, 2022

43:30

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum is a Senior Conservation Scientist and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Ocean Giants Program, which aims to …

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

May 23rd, 2022

52:25

Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. In the lab, she compares brains to find …

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

May 16th, 2022

49:48

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 …

655: Researching how the Brain Changes with Vision Rehabilitation - Dr. Tara Alvarez

May 9th, 2022

38:33

Dr. Tara Alvarez is Professor of Bio-Medical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Chief Scientific Officer at OculoMotor …

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

May 2nd, 2022

32:29

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 …

653: Examining How Environmental Factors Can Impact Our Heart Health - Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar

April 25th, 2022

40:34

Dr. Aruni Bhatnagar is the Smith and Lucille Gibson Professor of Medicine, Director of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, Co-Director of the …

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

April 18th, 2022

44:32

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

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

April 11th, 2022

38:47

Dr. Pat Hutchings is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Research Institute. She is a marine biologist who studies sea …

650: Finding Compounds in Fungi to Develop New Drugs to Fight Cancer - Dr. Nicholas Oberlies

April 4th, 2022

44:12

Dr. Nicholas Oberlies is the Patricia A. Sullivan Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the …

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

March 28th, 2022

36:54

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

648: Investigating Interactions Between Neurons and Glial Cells in Health and Disease - Dr. Nathan Smith

March 21st, 2022

46:23

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 …

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

March 14th, 2022

47:53

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 …

646: Examining the Genetic Basis of the Evolution of Plant Innovations - Dr. Verónica Di Stilio

March 7th, 2022

41:22

Dr. Verónica Di Stilio is a full Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. As a plant evolutionary biologist, Verónica …

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

February 28th, 2022

39:27

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

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

February 21st, 2022

44:40

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 …

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

February 14th, 2022

48:03

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

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

February 7th, 2022

39:44

Since recording this episode, Dr. Karmella Haynes has joined the faculty in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia …

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

January 31st, 2022

37:19

Dr. Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale University. She studies the cognitive …

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

January 24th, 2022

42:54

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 …

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

January 17th, 2022

42:04

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 …

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

January 10th, 2022

36:03

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

637: Dr. Sandra Encalada: Investigating Intracellular Transport and Potential Links to Neurodegeneration

January 3rd, 2022

46:35

Dr. Sandra Encalada is the Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and a Dorris Neuroscience Center …

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

December 20th, 2021

38:22

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

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

December 13th, 2021

58:00

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

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

December 6th, 2021

45:55

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

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

November 29th, 2021

46:23

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 …

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

November 22nd, 2021

52:47

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 …

631: Conducting Critical Research in Conservation Focused on Sewage Pollution - Dr. Stephanie Wear

November 15th, 2021

45:30

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 …

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

November 8th, 2021

51:21

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 …

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

November 1st, 2021

38:57

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

628: Investigating Plant-Based Medicines to Battle Infectious Disease and Antibiotic Resistance - Dr. Cassandra Quave

October 25th, 2021

52:17

Dr. Cassandra Quave holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Dermatology in the Emory University School of Medicine and Emory Center for …

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

October 18th, 2021

44:45

Dr. Michael Dickinson is the Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering  at the California Institute of Technology. His work focuses on …

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

October 11th, 2021

1:03:01

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

625: An Organic Chemist Leading the Charge Studying Antiaromatic Ions - Dr. Nancy Mills

October 4th, 2021

37:22

Dr. Nancy Mills was a Murchison Professor (2011-2014) at Trinity University. She works at a primarily undergraduate institution as an organic …

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

September 27th, 2021

38:52

Dr. James Pipas is the Herbert W. and Grace Boyer Chair in Molecular Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. …

623: Examining the Migration of Marine Animals to Inform Management and Conservation - Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison

September 20th, 2021

47:19

Dr. Autumn-Lynn Harrison is Program Manager of the Migratory Connectivity Project and a Research Ecologist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. …

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

September 13th, 2021

35:07

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

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

September 6th, 2021

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. Rob's …

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

August 30th, 2021

40:36

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

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

August 23rd, 2021

50:31

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

618: Investigating How the Brain Allows Us to Learn and Use Language - Dr. Gabriella Vigliocco

August 16th, 2021

39:19

Dr. Gabriella Vigliocco is Professor of Psychology and Language Sciences in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London. …

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

August 9th, 2021

47:54

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 …

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

August 2nd, 2021

43:03

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 …

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

July 26th, 2021

42:05

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

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

July 19th, 2021

38:49

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

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

July 12th, 2021

34:42

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

612: Studying How Objects Move in Space and Determining Low Energy Paths to the Moon and Mars - Dr. Ed Belbruno

July 5th, 2021

50:48

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 …

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

June 28th, 2021

42:05

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

610: Learning About Language Processing and Treating Word Retrieval Deficits in People with Aphasia - Dr. Sharon Antonucci

June 21st, 2021

33:04

Dr. Sharon Antonucci is a clinical researcher, speech-language pathologist, and Director of the MossRehab Aphasia Center. She works primarily with …

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

June 14th, 2021

44:57

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 …

608: A Neuroscientist Following His Nose to Exciting Discoveries in Neuromodulation of Olfactory Circuits - Dr. Ricardo Areneda

June 7th, 2021

44:09

Dr. Ricardo Araneda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland. In the lab, Ricardo is dedicated to …

607: Unraveling the Roles and Therapeutic Potential of the Enzymes that Translate our Genetic Code - Dr. Paul Schimmel

May 31st, 2021

41:39

Dr. Paul Schimmel is Professor of Molecular Medicine and of Chemistry at Scripps Research Institute. He also holds an appointment with the Institute …

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

May 24th, 2021

32:14

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

605: Conducting Research on Bimanual Coordination and Arm Use After Stroke - Dr. Shailesh Kantak

May 17th, 2021

41:18

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 …

604: Not Wasting Any Time in Search of Genetic Treatments for Muscular Dystrophy - Dr. Kay Davies

May 10th, 2021

32:29

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 …

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

May 3rd, 2021

50:45

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 …

602: A Researcher with an Eye for Great Science Studying Retinal Cell Rewiring After Damage - Dr. Rachel Wong

April 26th, 2021

33:01

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 …

601: Sensorimotor Neuroscientist Studying the Cerebellum's Role in Motor Control - Dr. Amanda Therrien

April 19th, 2021

41:05

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 …

600: Seeking Clues to Climate Change Using Deep Sea Corals - Dr. Jess Adkins

April 12th, 2021

50:32

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 …

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

April 5th, 2021

42:55

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

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

March 29th, 2021

43:37

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

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

March 22nd, 2021

48:36

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 …

596: Studying the Science of Sound and How Building Acoustics Affect Performance - Dr. Lily Wang

March 15th, 2021

46:59

Dr. Lily Wang is a Professor of Architectural Engineering in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction and the Associate Dean …

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

March 8th, 2021

38:21

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 …

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

March 1st, 2021

41:26

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

593: Sinking His Teeth in to Exciting Research Questions in Periodontal Disease - Dr. George Hajishengallis

February 22nd, 2021

38:04

Dr. George Hajishengallis is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Through his …

592: Researching Human Function and Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. John Whyte

February 15th, 2021

38:18

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 …

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

February 8th, 2021

57:54

Dr. Amy Vollmer is Professor and Department Chair of Biology at Swarthmore College. Amy is interested in understanding how bacteria sense and respond …

590: Investigating Inflammatory Diseases and Developing Novel Therapeutics - Dr. Luke O'Neill

February 1st, 2021

29:52

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 …

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

January 25th, 2021

59:38

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

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

January 18th, 2021

50:05

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

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

January 11th, 2021

37:04

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

586: 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, 2021

54:27

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 …

584: Studying Smart Slime Molds and Collective Intelligence in Ant Colonies - Dr. Audrey Dussutour

December 21st, 2020

37:20

Dr. Audrey Dussutour is a National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Scientist at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. Audrey studies …

583: Applying Learning Principles to Improve Language Rehabilitation in Aphasia - Dr. Erica Middleton

December 14th, 2020

32:01

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 …

582: Spreading Enthusiasm for Research on Dengue and Influenza Viruses to Improve Global Health - Dr. Eva Harris

December 7th, 2020

45:59

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 …

581: Unraveling the Mechanisms Behind Memory in the Human Brain - Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

November 30th, 2020

41:09

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 …

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

November 23rd, 2020

47:39

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

579: Untangling the Mechanisms and Mysteries of Alzheimer’s Disease - Dr. David Holtzman

November 16th, 2020

41:01

Dr. David Holtzman is the Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of Neurology, Professor of Developmental Biology, Associate Director …

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

November 9th, 2020

47:24

Dr. Sudha Seshadri is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. She …

577: A Remarkable Researcher Progressing towards Understanding and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease - Dr. John Morris

November 2nd, 2020

35:01

Dr. John Morris is the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Professor …

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

October 19th, 2020

1:09:53

Dr. Mina Bissell is a Distinguished Scientist in the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Mina is working to …

575: Conducting Research to Help Communities Better Support People With Disabilities - Dr. Kerri Morgan

October 12th, 2020

36:11

Dr. Kerri Morgan is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis and a certified Assistive …

574: Researching Flood Resistance in Rice and Other Plants - Dr. Julia Bailey-Serres

October 5th, 2020

37:08

Dr. Julia Bailey-Serres is Director of the Center for Plant Cell Biology and Distinguished Professor of Genetics at the University of California, …

573: Investigating the Physics of Ultra-Fast Movements in Animals and Developing Low-Cost Scientific Tools - Dr. Saad Bhamla

September 28th, 2020

41:56

Dr. Saad Bhamla is Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Research in …

572: Studying Signal Transduction in Taste Cells - Dr. Kathryn Medler

September 21st, 2020

35:02

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 …

571: Shedding Light on the Nature of Dark Matter and the Mysteries of Our Universe - Dr. Katie Mack

September 14th, 2020

37:36

Dr. Katie Mack is Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University and member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster there. In …

570: Researching Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Amanda Rabinowitz

September 7th, 2020

45:09

Dr. Amanda Rabinowitz is an Institute Scientist and Director of the Brain Injury Neuropsychology Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute …

569: Developing Stem Cell and Extracellular Vesicle Therapies to Treat Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Franklin West

August 31st, 2020

38:39

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 …

568: Determining the Drivers of Diversity in Bats and Other Mammals - Dr. Sharlene Santana

August 24th, 2020

38:40

Dr. Sharlene Santana is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington and Curator of Mammals at the University of …

567: Studying the Chemistry of How Carbohydrates Contribute to Human Health and Wellness - Dr. Steve Townsend

August 17th, 2020

40:58

Dr. Steven Townsend is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. As an organic chemist, Steve’s work involves making drugs and …

566: Creating Computational Models to Determine How the Brain Accomplishes Complex Tasks - Dr. Kanaka Rajan

August 10th, 2020

41:11

Dr. Kanaka Rajan is a computational neuroscientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute within the …

565: Analyzing the Surfaces of Ancient Teeth to Understand Human Evolution - Dr. Shara Bailey

August 3rd, 2020

42:06

Dr. Shara Bailey is Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Anthropology at New York University (NYU) and Associated Researcher in the …

564: Using Sulfur to Synthesize New Materials That Transmit Infrared Light - Dr. Darryl Boyd

July 27th, 2020

51:07

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 …

563: Working to Preserve and Restore Populations of Bees and Other Pollinators - Dr. Lauren Ponisio

July 20th, 2020

42:57

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 …

562: Engineering Affordable Organic Electronics to Power and Light the World - Dr. Ayse Turak

July 13th, 2020

50:29

Dr. Ayse Turak is Associate Professor and Associate Undergraduate Chair of the Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University. Ayse …

561: Investigating How Risk Factors Contribute to Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Umesh Venkatesan

July 6th, 2020

40:10

Dr. Umesh "Umi" Venkatesan is an Institute Scientist and Director of the Brain Trauma and Behavior Laboratory at Moss Rehabilitation Research …

560: Characterizing Biological Surfaces and Creating New Biomimetic Materials - Dr. Joe Baio

June 29th, 2020

44:00

Dr. Joe Baio is an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. In the lab, …

559: Determining How Disruptions in Brain Development Lead to Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Disorders - Dr. Ileana Soto

June 22nd, 2020

46:24

Dr. Ileana Soto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at Rowan University. She studies how disruption of …

558: Uncovering the Mechanisms Underlying Uneven Rates of Evolution Across Organisms - Dr. Martha Muñoz

June 15th, 2020

51:30

Dr. Martha Muñoz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. Martha is an evolutionary …

557: Applying Artificial Intelligence to Improve Healthcare - Dr. Wesley Gilson

June 8th, 2020

40:08

Dr. Wes Gilson is Artificial Intelligence Lead for North America at Siemens Healthineers. Wes and his colleagues use artificial intelligence in the …

556: Creating New Therapeutics to Treat Testosterone Deficiency - Dr. Robert Dudley

June 1st, 2020

41:11

Dr. Robert Dudley is President and CEO at Clarus Therapeutics, Inc. and is a clinical pharmacologist and board-certified toxicologist. With a …

555: Investigating How Disruptions in the Gut Microbiome Impact Intestinal Epithelial Cells and Lead to Disease - Dr. Mariana Byndloss

May 25th, 2020

36:35

Dr. Mariana Byndloss is Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Research in Mariana’s …

554: Using Rehabilitation Robotics and Noninvasive Brain Stimulation to Promote Recovery After Brain Injury - Dr. Dylan Edwards

May 18th, 2020

41:34

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 …

553: Examining the Impacts of Exercise on Cardiovascular Health After Stroke - Dr. Ada Tang

May 11th, 2020

39:44

Dr. Ada Tang is a physical therapist, an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, and a …

552: Making a Mechatronic Tremor Suppression Glove for People with Parkinson’s Disease - Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos

May 4th, 2020

41:10

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 …

551: Applying Insights from Human Genetics to Create New Cancer Therapies - Dr. Tim Behrens

April 27th, 2020

40:44

Dr. Tim Behrens is Senior Vice President of Human Genetics at the biotech company Maze Therapeutics and Adjunct Professor of Medicine in Rheumatology …

550: Developing Novel Drugs to Treat Autoimmune Disease and Inflammation - Dr. Paul Changelian

April 20th, 2020

54:42

Dr. Paul Changelian is Vice President of Biology at Aclaris Therapeutics and Director of Biology at Confluence Life Sciences. He is working to …

549: Unearthing Clues to Reveal How People Lived in Early Mesoamerican Cities - Dr. Verónica Pérez Rodríguez

April 13th, 2020

44:22

Dr. Verónica Pérez Rodríguez is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Verónica is …

548: Studying New Cellular Mechanisms of Memory Involving Myelin - Dr. Douglas Fields

April 6th, 2020

46:50

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 …

547: Examining Episodic Memory and Making Sense of Memory Failures - Dr. Ayanna Thomas

March 30th, 2020

36:07

Dr. Ayanna Thomas is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Graduate Program in Psychology at Tufts University. Ayanna conducts research to …

546: Investigating the Impacts of Geochemistry and Nanoscale Materials on our Planet - Dr. Michael Hochella

March 23rd, 2020

51:06

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 …

545: Applying CRISPR Technologies to Advance Food Science, Health, and Sustainability - Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou

March 16th, 2020

46:23

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou is the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North …

544: Scientist with Her Sights Set on Using Stem Cells to Study and Treat Retinal Degeneration - Dr. Natalia Vergara

March 9th, 2020

42:52

Dr. Natalia Vergara is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine on …

543: Working to Purify and Preserve Our World's Water Supply - Dr. David Sedlak

March 2nd, 2020

41:33

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 …

542: Studying Water on the Surfaces of Planetary Systems - Dr. Jonathan Toner

February 24th, 2020

40:13

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 …

541: Learning How Long Non-Coding RNAs Contribute to Lung Cancer Development - Dr. Crystal Marconett

February 17th, 2020

39:22

Dr. Crystal Marconett is Assistant Professor of Research Surgery in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Crystal’s …

540: Developing DNA Vaccines and Treatments for Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. David Weiner

February 10th, 2020

43:34

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 …

539: Investigating Issues at the Intersection of People, Policy, and Marine and Coastal Environments - Dr. Ana Spalding

February 3rd, 2020

38:15

Dr. Ana Spalding is Assistant Professor of Marine and Coastal Policy and Affiliate Faculty at the Pacific Marine Energy Center at Oregon State …

538: Finding Out How the Brain Controls Movement in Moths During Flight - Dr. Simon Sponberg

January 27th, 2020

54:25

Dr. Simon Sponberg is Dunn Family Professor and Assistant Professor in the School of Physics and the School of Biological Sciences, as well as …

537: Examining Extreme Weather Events and Earth's Most Intense Storms - Dr. Kristen Rasmussen

January 20th, 2020

38:21

Dr. Kristen Lani Rasmussen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. Research in Kristen’s lab …

536: Studying Stroke Patients to Understand How the Brain Controls Perception and Action - Dr. Laurel Buxbaum

January 13th, 2020

28:40

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. …

535: Developing Novel Materials with Wide Applications from Medicine to Manufacturing - Dr. Tim Long

January 6th, 2020

41:10

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 …

534: Investigating How the Development of Agriculture Has Shaped the Ecology and Evolution of Insect Pests - Dr. Yolanda Chen

December 30th, 2019

42:29

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 …

533: Using Astrophysics to Unravel the Enigma of Quantum Entanglement - Dr. Andrew Friedman

December 23rd, 2019

49:40

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 …

532: Applying Physics and Nanotechnology to Understand Mechanics and Shape in Biological Systems - Dr. Sonia Contera

December 16th, 2019

41:31

Dr. Sonia Contera is an Associate Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Oxford Physics Department, and a Research Fellow of Green …

531: Breaking Down the Mysteries of Digestion in Animals With Unusual Diets - Dr. Donovan German

December 9th, 2019

38:29

Dr. Donovan German is Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California, …

530: Researching River Food Webs in Temperate and Tropical Rivers - Dr. Mary Power

December 2nd, 2019

55:40

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 …

529: Creating Sustainability Solutions Through Science - Dr. Gayle Schueller

November 25th, 2019

45:35

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 …

528: Studying the Physics of How Cells Self-Organize - Dr. Jennifer Ross

November 18th, 2019

51:16

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 …

527: Creating Compounds to Treat Pain and Slow Tumor Growth - Dr. John Talley

November 11th, 2019

52:02

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 …

526: Studying the Role of Sea Otters in Kelp Forest Ecosystems - Dr. Jim Estes

November 4th, 2019

45:29

Dr. Jim Estes is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Santa …

525: Developing Gene Therapies for Rare Inherited Retinal Diseases - Dr. Daniel Chung

October 28th, 2019

35:10

Dr. Daniel Chung is the global medical strategy lead for ophthalmology at Spark Therapeutics. Spark Therapeutics concentrates on discovering, …

524: Researching How Plant Cells Sense and Respond to Internal Forces - Dr. Elizabeth Haswell

October 21st, 2019

41:03

Dr. Elizabeth Haswell is a Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-Simons Faculty …

523: Physicist Figuring Out How Materials Deform and Fail - Dr. Karen Daniels

October 14th, 2019

40:37

Dr. Karen Daniels is a Professor in the Department of Physics at North Carolina State University. Karen’s lab investigates the physics of how …

522: Generating Genomic Therapies to Treat Huntington's Disease and Other Conditions - Dr. Edward Rebar

October 7th, 2019

30:58

Dr. Edward Rebar is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Sangamo Therapeutics. Ed and the team at Sangamo are developing genomic …

521: Examining the Role of Epigenomics in Development and Disease - Dr. Joyce Ohm

September 30th, 2019

42:43

Dr. Joyce Ohm is an Associate Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Genetics and Genomics at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer …

520: Deciphering Genome Differences Associated with Diseases Like ALS - Dr. Molly Gale Hammell

September 23rd, 2019

32:33

Dr. Molly Gale Hammell is an Associate Professor in Quantitative Biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. She sequences genomes and analyzes genome …

519: Exploring Causes, Degenerative Mechanisms, and Potential Therapies for Parkinson's Disease -  Dr. Kim Tieu

September 16th, 2019

39:41

Dr. Kim Tieu is Professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & …

518: Examining Emotions and How They Affect Our Actions - Dr. Jessica Tracy

September 9th, 2019

42:27

Dr. Jessica Tracy is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Emotion and Self Laboratory at the University of British …

517: Investigating How Insects Transmit Plant Pathogens And How To Prevent Propagation - Dr. Michelle Heck

September 2nd, 2019

39:51

Dr. Michelle Heck is a Research Molecular Biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), an Associate …

516: Dedicated to Clinical Care and Conducting Research to Combat Childhood Cancers - Dr. Uri Tabori

August 26th, 2019

37:55

Dr. Uri Tabori is a Staff Physician in the Division of Haematology/Oncology, Senior Scientist in the Genetics & Genome Biology program, and …

515: Studying Young Stars to Shed Light on Planet Formation - Dr. Meredith Hughes

August 19th, 2019

41:19

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 …

514: Examining the Effects of Environmental Stress on Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates - Dr. Susanne Brander

August 12th, 2019

43:04

Dr. Susanne Brander is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology at Oregon State University. Susanne is an …

513: Recovering Rare and Endangered Butterfly Populations through Conservation Corridors and Other Strategies - Dr. Nick Haddad

August 5th, 2019

59:56

Dr. Nick Haddad is a Professor in Integrative Biology at Michigan State University and a Senior Terrestrial Ecologist at the W.K. Kellogg Biological …

512: Developing New Cancer Treatments Using T Cell Receptor-Based Biologics - Dr. David Berman

July 29th, 2019

42:47

Dr. David Berman is Head of Research and Development at Immunocore, a leading T cell receptor biotechnology company. David and his team are working …

511: Getting Straight to the Point Studying the Shape and Function of Shark Teeth - Dr. Lisa Whitenack

July 22nd, 2019

41:45

Dr. Lisa Whitenack is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Biology and Geology at Allegheny College. Through her research, Lisa aims to …

510: Creating New Compounds to Treat Central Nervous System Disorders - Dr. Al Robichaud

July 15th, 2019

37:55

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 …

509: Studying Social Behavior, Reproduction, and Health in Female-Dominant Species - Dr. Christine Drea

July 8th, 2019

41:54

Dr. Christine Drea is the Earl D. McLean Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, as well as Professor in the Department of Biology, the University …

508: Investigating Genetic Profiles and Phenotypes of People with Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Paul Cannon

July 1st, 2019

37:38

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 …

507: Investigating How Frogs are Impacted by Climate Change, Fungal Disease, and Selection Pressures - Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki

June 24th, 2019

43:04

Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology at the …

506: Sage Scientist Developing New Drugs for Depression and Other Neurological Diseases - Dr. Jim Doherty

June 17th, 2019

34:57

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 …

505: Developing Drugs to Treat Lupus Nephritis and Other Rare Diseases - Dr. Neil Solomons

June 10th, 2019

24:41

Dr. Neil Solomons is Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on …

504: Researching Age-Related Retinal Degeneration Diagnostics and Therapeutics - Dr. Anne Fung

June 3rd, 2019

38:54

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 …

503: Identifying Genetic Variants and Phenotypic Traits Associated with Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Karl Heilbron

May 27th, 2019

36:24

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 …

502: Investigating the Impacts of the Gut Microbiome on Immunotherapy Cancer Treatments - Dr. Jennifer Wargo

May 20th, 2019

35:09

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 …

501: Modeling Social Systems to Inform Interventions and Impact Policies - Dr. Brian Goode

May 13th, 2019

32:13

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 …

500: Deep Sea Explorer Seeking Solutions to Stop Marine Pollution - Dr. Edith Widder

May 6th, 2019

42:36

Dr. Edith Widder is Co-Founder, CEO, and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), a scientific based …

499: Developing New Vaccines to Prevent Infectious Diseases from Bacteria - Dr. Annaliesa Anderson

April 29th, 2019

43:57

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 …

498: Researching Novel Methods to Regenerate Functionally-Polarized Tissues - Dr. Denver Lough

April 22nd, 2019

40:52

Dr. Denver Lough is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of PolarityTE, a biotech company developing methods for patients’ own cells to …

497: Protecting the World's Most Peaceful Primates - Dr. Karen Strier

April 15th, 2019

57:21

Dr. Karen Strier is the Vilas Research Professor and Irven Devore Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karen is a …

496: Engineering Novel Solutions for Data Storage and Energy Management in Electronics - Dr. Eric Pop

April 8th, 2019

57:10

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, …

495: Advancing Adhesive Technology and Advocating for Science - Dr. Jayshree Seth

April 1st, 2019

41:47

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, …

494: Advancing the Fight Against Breast Cancer With Novel Non-Chemotherapy Treatments - Dr. Kimberly Blackwell

March 25th, 2019

44:20

Dr. Kimberly Blackwell is Vice President of Early Phase Development and Immuno-oncology at Lilly Oncology. In addition, Kim is Co-Founder of Cereius, …

493: Developing Devices to Treat Chronic Pain and Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Rafael Carbunaru

March 18th, 2019

40:16

Dr. Rafael Carbunaru is Vice President of Research and Development of the Neuromodulation Division of Boston Scientific Corporation. Rafael is …

492: Investigating Novel Therapeutics to Improve Immune Function and Treat Age-Related Diseases - Dr. Joan Mannick

March 11th, 2019

36:58

Dr. Joan Mannick is Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of resTORbio, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics to …

491: Using Data to Inform Policy and Improve Quality of Life in Communities - Dr. Stephanie Shipp

March 4th, 2019

44:36

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 …

490: Examining the Intersection of Immunology and Emotion - Dr. Fulvio D'Acquisto

February 25th, 2019

41:36

Dr. Fulvio D'Acquisto is Professor of Immunology and Director of the Health Science Research Centre at the University of Roehampton in London. …

489: Mathematician and Communicator with an Eye for Modeling Cataract Development in Populations Over Time - Dr. Talithia Williams

February 18th, 2019

50:51

Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning at Harvey Mudd College. In …

488: Studying the Evolutionary Diversity of Squishy Sea Creatures - Dr. Joseph Ryan

February 11th, 2019

37:35

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 …

487: Making Mathematical Models to Understand Immune System Responses to Cancer - Dr. Lisette DePillis

February 4th, 2019

39:28

Dr. Lisette DePillis is the Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences, Professor of Mathematics, and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at …

486: Theoretical Physicist and Author Discovering Novel Forms of Matter and Improving our Understanding of the Universe - Dr. Paul Steinhardt

January 28th, 2019

44:31

Dr. Paul Steinhardt is the Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Professor in the Department of Physics, Professor in the Department of Astrophysical …

485: Studying How Disruptions in Circadian Control of Cell Division May Cause Cancer - Dr. Carla Finkielstein

January 21st, 2019

40:16

Dr. Carla Finkielstein is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. She is also Director of …

484: Discovering Drugs for Targeted Treatment in Brain Damage and Disease - Todd Zankel

January 14th, 2019

43:48

Dr. Todd Zankel is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Mercaptor Discoveries, Inc., a biotech company focused on developing molecules to treat …

483: Developing Novel Treatments for Neurological Disease Using Neural Networks and Brain Stimulation - Dr. Michael Fox

January 7th, 2019

44:06

Dr. Michael Fox is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Harvard University Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Brain Network …

482: Studying the Role of Sex and Gender in Health and Disease - Dr. Janine Austin Clayton

December 31st, 2018

44:21

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 …

481: Researching the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms - Dr. Joseph Takahashi

December 24th, 2018

38:44

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 …

480: Investigating Interactions Between Amphibian Immune Systems, Invading Pathogens, and the Environment - Dr. Barbara Katzenback

December 17th, 2018

37:46

Dr. Barbara Katzenback is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo. Amphibian populations are declining …

479: Putting Patients First in Developing Drugs to Transform Radiation Therapy for Cancer - Dr. Robert A. Beardsley

December 10th, 2018

48:24

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 …

478: Illuminating the Quantum Physics of Ultra-Cold Atoms - Dr. Chad Orzel

December 3rd, 2018

39:52

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 …

477: Researching Soft Robots, Medical Robots, and Haptics in Human-Robot Interactions - Dr. Allison Okamura

November 26th, 2018

37:29

Dr. Allison Okamura is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She also holds a courtesy appointment in Computer science there. …

476: Developing Methods to Detect and Deter Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport - Dr. Mario Thevis

November 19th, 2018

42:07

Dr. Mario Thevis is Vice President of Research, Professor, and head of the Centre for Preventive Doping Research at the German Sport University of …

475: Designing Drugs to Decrease Damage in Healthy Tissue During Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatments - Dr. Dennis Riley

November 12th, 2018

37:57

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 …

474: Developing Novel Nature-Inspired Drug Delivery Systems - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead

November 5th, 2018

42:26

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Whitehead is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University where she also holds a courtesy …

473: Investigating the Intersection of Public Health, Infectious Disease, and Behavior Change to Improve Human Health - Dr. Satesh Bidaisee

October 29th, 2018

50:43

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 …

472: Nanoscientist and Physicist Studying the Manipulation of Single Molecules and Atoms - Dr. Philip Moriarty

October 22nd, 2018

39:50

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 …

471: Epic Research Investigating Epidemics and Infectious Diseases in Wildlife - Dr. Jamie Voyles

October 15th, 2018

35:39

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. …

470: Examining Interactions Between Changes in Earth's Environments, Extinction Events, and Evolution of Life - Dr. Jonathan Payne

October 8th, 2018

51:40

Dr. Jonathan Payne is a Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in Biology, is a …

469: Using Structural Geology to Understand Earth's History - Dr. Marcia Bjornerud

October 1st, 2018

35:06

Dr. Marcia Bjornerud is Professor of Geology and the Walter Schober Professor of Environmental Studies at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. In …

468: Studying the Selection, Planning, and Production of Skilled Movements - Dr. Richard Ivry

September 24th, 2018

42:51

Dr. Richard Ivry is Professor of Psychology and Professor of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. His …

467: Creating Cell-Free Gene Editing On A Chip For Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Dr. Eric Kmiec

September 17th, 2018

44:23

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 …

466: Researching the Comparative Genomics of Pathological and Beneficial Bacteria - Dr. Rebecca Wattam

September 10th, 2018

49:15

Dr. Rebecca Wattam is a Research Associate Professor in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory within the Biocomplexity Institute of …

465: Physicist Examining Magnetic Materials and Studying Superconductivity - Dr. Deepak Singh

September 3rd, 2018

37:27

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 …

464: Making New Materials for Soft and Flexible Bio-Inspired Robots - Dr. Carmel Majidi

August 27th, 2018

34:47

Dr. Carmel Majidi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he also holds courtesy …

463: Conducting Investigations to Improve Health in Low-Income Countries and Indigenous Communities - Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk

August 20th, 2018

42:14

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 …

462: Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Cells Use to Communicate During Development and Regeneration - Dr. Michael Levin

August 13th, 2018

45:39

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 …

461: Atomic Layer Deposition Developer, Fundamental Physicist, and Scientific Philosopher - Dr. Tuomo Suntola

August 6th, 2018

32:39

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 …

460: Cosmic Conquests - Seeking to Answer Key Questions About Our Universe - Dr. Jo Dunkley

July 30th, 2018

31:32

Dr. Jo Dunkley is a Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Jo is a cosmologist who conducts research to approximate …

459: Developing Novel Therapies for Bone Regeneration and Restoration - Dr. Kurt Hankenson

July 23rd, 2018

39:58

Dr. Kurt Hankenson is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. Kurt is a veterinarian and a scientist. His …

458: Researching Robotic Systems for Rehabilitation of Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Marcie O'Malley

July 16th, 2018

44:18

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 …

457: Using Virtual Reality to Tackle Tough Challenges in Surgical Training - Dr. Justin Barad

July 9th, 2018

43:24

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 …

456: High Energy Physicist Studying Particle Collisions and Cosmic Rays - Dr. Daniel Whiteson

July 2nd, 2018

53:05

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 …

455: Decoding the Colorful Communication Cues Used By Female Fish - Dr. Lori Hosaka LaPlante

June 25th, 2018

38:49

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 …

454: Computer Scientist Creating Social Simulations to Study Human Behavior - Dr. Samarth Swarup

June 18th, 2018

44:05

Dr. Samarth Swarup is a Research Associate Professor working in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute …

453: Conducting Sweet Citizen Science-Based Research on the Genetics of Taste - Dr. Nicole Garneau

June 11th, 2018

44:52

Dr. Nicole Garneau is a Curator of Human Health, the Department Chair of Health Sciences, and Principal Investigator of the Genetics of Taste …

452: Examining the Evolution of Host Specificity in Plant-Eating Insects - Dr. Douglas Futuyma

June 4th, 2018

1:05:23

Dr. Douglas Futuyma is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. He also holds an appointment …

451: Studying Skin and Follicle Formation and How These Processes Fail in Cancer - Dr. Sunny Wong

May 28th, 2018

40:53

Dr. Sunny Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of …

450: Unearthing Clues About Our Planet's Past From Tiny Fossils Found in Rock - Dr. Francisca Ikuenobe

May 21st, 2018

37:18

Dr. Francisca Ikuenobe is a Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her research, Franca studies …

449: Applying Systems Biology Approaches to Advance Our Understanding of Infectious Disease - Dr. John Aitchison

May 14th, 2018

36:27

Dr. John Aitchison is President and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research, the largest independent, non-profit organization in the …

448: Using Technology to Investigate the Inner Workings of Large Networks - Dr. Madhav Marathe

May 7th, 2018

53:05

Dr. Madhav Marathe is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory within the Biocomplexity …

447: Using DNA to Decode Family Histories and Genetic Connections - Dr. Eurie Hong

April 30th, 2018

36:23

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 …

446: Searching for Signals to Illuminate the Origins of the Universe - Dr. Brian Keating

April 23rd, 2018

49:23

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 …

445: Investigating the Impacts of Clouds on Climate Models - Dr. Thijs Heus

April 16th, 2018

34:44

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 …

444: Conducting Research to Conserve Colorado's Rare Plants - Dr. Jennifer Ramp Neale

April 9th, 2018

39:52

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 …

443: Using Computational Methods to Model Complex, Multiscale Living Systems - Dr. Chris Barrett

April 2nd, 2018

55:27

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 …

442: Fascinating Field Work Following Birds of the North American Boreal Forests - Dr. Bruce Beehler

March 26th, 2018

49:09

Dr. Bruce Beehler is an ornithologist and Research Associate in the Bird Division of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural …

441: Archaeologist Digging Up Artifacts to Understand Ancient Civilizations - Dr. Michele Koons

March 19th, 2018

41:36

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 …

440: Investigating How Brain Damage Occurs in Stroke and Developing Therapies to Improve Stroke Recovery - Dr. Ian Winship

March 12th, 2018

40:43

Dr. Ian Winship is an Associate Professor and a former Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at the University …

439: Passing on His Passion for Infectious Disease Simulations - Dr. Bryan Lewis

March 5th, 2018

41:57

Dr. Bryan Lewis is a Research Associate Professor working in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of …

438: Developing Digital Health Solutions to Help Patients with Chronic Disease - Dr. Suzanne Clough

February 26th, 2018

39:23

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 …

437: Unraveling the Mechanisms Behind Memory in the Human Brain - Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

February 19th, 2018

40:51

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 …

436: Conducting Research on Complex Marine Microbial Communities - Dr. Ed DeLong

February 12th, 2018

48:44

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 …

435: Studying How Stress Shapes Synapses in the Brain - Dr. Abby Polter

February 5th, 2018

36:42

Dr. Abby Polter is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at George Washington University. Outside of the lab, Abby enjoys spending …

434: Examining the Evolution and Ecology of Bacteria that Benefit Plants - Dr. Joel Sachs

January 29th, 2018

53:14

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 …

433: Clarifying the Causes of Chronic Pain and Creating New Treatments - Dr. Ted Price

January 22nd, 2018

42:27

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 …

432: Astrophysicist Radiating Enthusiasm for Research on Plasma Physics and Cosmic Rays - Dr. Ellen Zweibel

January 15th, 2018

37:53

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 …

431: Channeling Research Efforts to Understand Mechanisms and Potential Therapeutic Targets of Migraine Pain - Dr. Greg Dussor

January 8th, 2018

49:58

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 …

430: Figuring Out the Functional Organization and Development of Cortical Circuits in the Brain - Dr. David Fitzpatrick

January 1st, 2018

39:05

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 …

429: Studying Smart Slime Molds and Collective Intelligence in Ant Colonies - Dr. Audrey Dussutour

December 25th, 2017

37:22

Dr. Audrey Dussutour is a National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Scientist at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. When she’s not in …

428: Bright Researcher Studying Exoplanets and their Stars and Developing New Astrophysics Technology - Dr. Kevin France

December 18th, 2017

33:33

Dr. Kevin France is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences as well as an investigator within the …

427: Deciphering Déjà Vu and Making Sense of Memory - Dr. Chris Moulin

December 11th, 2017

43:48

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 …

426: Studying the Genetics and Mechanisms of Specialized Proteins in the Brain that Regulate Neurotransmission - Dr. Randy Blakely

December 4th, 2017

58:48

Dr. Randy Blakely is a Professor of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University and Executive Director of the Florida Atlantic University Brain …

425: Researching Alternative Splicing for Gene Regulation in the Immune System - Dr. Kristen Lynch

November 27th, 2017

37:35

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, …

424: Investigating Diverse Issues in the Fields of Food Ethics, Toxicology, and Animal Welfare - Dr. Alan Goldberg

November 20th, 2017

39:52

Dr. Alan Goldberg is a Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as …

423: Researching Risk Factors and Therapies for Blood Clots in the Lungs and Legs - Dr. Alex Spyropoulos

November 13th, 2017

39:39

Dr. Alex Spyropoulos (“Dr. Spy”) is a Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine as well as System Director of Anticoagulation …

422: Heading Up Research Designing New Materials for Helmets to Prevent Brain Injury - Dr. Ellen Arruda

November 6th, 2017

39:29

Dr. Ellen Arruda is the Maria Comninou Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with joint appointments as Professor of Biomedical Engineering, …

421: Analyzing Complex Networks of Plant-Animal Interactions - Dr. John Kress

October 30th, 2017

38:04

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 …

420: Shining Light on the Exciting Capabilities of Quantum Computing - Dr. Mark Saffman

October 23rd, 2017

34:52

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 …

419: Progressing Towards an Understanding of the Genes Contributing to Cancer Malignancy - Dr. Erica Golemis

October 16th, 2017

56:30

Dr. Erica Golemis is a Professor, Deputy Chief Science Officer, Co-Leader of the Molecular Therapeutics Program, and Director of the High Throughput …

418: An Academic Leader Improving Integrated Circuit Manufacturing - Dr. Gary May

October 9th, 2017

31:15

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 …

417: Mechanical Engineer Making Miniature Mobile Robots - Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter

October 2nd, 2017

40:08

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 …

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

September 25th, 2017

1:08:45

Dr. Steve Ramirez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Steve was born and raised in …

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

September 18th, 2017

47:31

Dr. Sudha Seshadri is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. She …

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

September 11th, 2017

44:28

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 …

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

September 4th, 2017

45:06

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 …

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

August 28th, 2017

44:59

Dr. Camron Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry as well as Director of the Laboratory of Addiction Genetics at Boston …

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

August 21st, 2017

41:47

Dr. Lynne Maquat is the J. Lowell Orbison Distinguished Alumni endowed Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Professor within …

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

August 14th, 2017

53:28

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 …

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

August 7th, 2017

36:56

Dr. Teresa Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology, …

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

July 31st, 2017

39:43

Dr. Peter Campochiaro is the Eccles endowed Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience, as well as Director of the Retinal Cell and Molecular …

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

July 24th, 2017

44:17

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 …

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

July 17th, 2017

53:23

Dr. Jennifer Wilcox is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and an Investigator within the …

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

July 10th, 2017

58:41

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 …

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

July 3rd, 2017

59:31

Dr. James Landers is a Jefferson Scholars Fellow and Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate …

403: Expressing Enthusiasm for Decoding How Genomes are Involved in Human Health and Disease - Dr. Rick Myers

June 26th, 2017

54:44

Dr. Richard M. Myers is the President, Science Director, and a Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. In addition, Rick is …

402: Dr. Marcie Harris-Hayes: Hip Researcher Moving Her Field Forward with Studies on Musculoskeletal Pain

June 19th, 2017

36:45

Dr. Marcie Harris-Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University …

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

June 12th, 2017

41:05

Dr. Young-Hui Chang is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs research in the Comparative …

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

June 5th, 2017

46:02

Dr. Joshua Z. Rappoport is Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center as well as Research Associate Professor of Cell …

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

May 29th, 2017

55:28

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida. He is …

398: Making Materials and Developing Devices for Extreme Environments - Dr. Debbie Senesky

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. …

Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://peoplebehindthescience.libsyn.com/rss/

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens