Cover art for podcast The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

118 EpisodesProduced by The K12 Engineering Education PodcastWebsite

Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at www.k12engineering.net. Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs (www.pioslabs.com). This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger … read more

27:53

Design Biomolecular Circuits, with Dr. Xiaojing Gao

What is synthetic biology? Researcher and professor Dr. Xiaojing Gao introduces this cutting edge field. He explains how his lab at Stanford University engineers biomolecular circuits, which are meant to be programmable, reproducible, and friendlier to mammalian cells than non-biological molecules. Xiaojing hopes to create the building blocks of this technology, to one day better treat all sorts of medical conditions ranging from cancer to epilepsy. He also describes his path to his interdisciplinary career.

Related to this episode:
• Dr. Xiaojing Gao: https://cheme.stanford.edu/person/xiaojing-gao
• Gao Lab at Stanford: https://gaolab.blog/
• CAR T Therapy for cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/car-t-cell-therapy
• Targeted Therapy for cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/targeted-therapies
• biological logic gates: https://phys.org/news/2020-04-cells-protein-logic-gates.html
• Brain & Behavior Foundation: https://www.bbrfoundation.org/
• Cell Reprogramming With CRISPR/Cas9 Based Transcriptional Regulation Systems: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fbioe.2020.00882/full
• Physics Olympiad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Physics_Olympiad
• Michael Elowitz: https://www.bbe.caltech.edu/people/michael-b-elowitz
• Liqun Luo: https://profiles.stanford.edu/liqun-luo
• Can we write biological “software updates” to cure disease?: https://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/articles/can-we-write-biological-software-updates-to-cure-disease/
• Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) https://science.osti.gov/wdts

Subscribe and find podcast updates at: http://www.k12engineering.net. Support Pios Labs with regular donations on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs. You’ll also be supporting projects like the Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, The Calculator Gator, or Chordinates! Thanks to our donors and listeners for making the show possible. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com.

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Listen to The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

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://feeds.zencastr.com/f/y9CUrdLv.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