Scientist the Human Podcast
By Simranjit Singh
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A laid-back conversation with research scientists engaged in exciting work. Will we discuss their research? Of course! But we will also attempt to explore the path these individuals took in getting to where they are today. My goal is to get to know the human behind the scientist. Join in!
||CleanSTH - E24 Dr. Kris Wood||Dr. Kris Wood is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. The Wood Lab utilizes functional genomics approaches to uncover targetable vulnerabilities in..||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E23 Dr. Herman Staats||Dr. Herman Staats is a Professor and the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology at Duke University School of Medicine. Broadly, the Staats Lab focuses on vaccines and immunity. The lab's main projects include identifying and...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E22 Katie Stember||Katie Stember is a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Ronald Falk at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine. Broadly speaking, Katie works on a family of autoimmune diseases called antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E21 Eric Wang||Eric Wang is a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Iannis Aifantis at the NYU School of Medicine. Broadly speaking, Eric's research focuses on transcriptional regulation during leukemia initiation. To this end, he recently conducted a pooled CRISPR screen..||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E20 Dr. Aristotelis Tsirigos||Dr. Aristotelis Tsirigos is an Associate Professor of Pathology and the Director of the Applied Bioinformatics Center at the NYU School of Medicine, where his group uses computational methods to study biology. In particular, his work has centered...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E19 Dr. Yiping He||Dr. Yiping He is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Duke University, where his lab focuses on exploiting genetic alterations for cancer treatments, particularly for glioblastoma (GBM), a type of brain tumor. Another area of focus in the He Lab is...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E18 Dr. Bryan Field||Dr. Bryan Field is an Assistant Professor of Physics at SUNY Farmingdale on Long Island, New York. He is a theoretical particle physicist, and his work focuses on understanding results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and in the past he...||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E17 Dr. Vanja Sisirak||Dr. Vanja Sisirak is a Research Associate in the department of Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine. He is a member of the Reizis Lab, where he studies the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease in which the the body's...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E16 Dr. Sarah LeBoeuf||Dr. Sarah LeBoeuf is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine. She is a member of the Papagiannakopoulos Lab, where she uses genetically engineered mouse models to study the role of mitochondria and...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E15 Joey Verdi||Joey Verdi is a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Jayne Raper at CUNY-Hunter College, where he is conducting research on the apolipoprotein L-1 (apoL1) gene and its variants across multiple species of primates and monkeys. The apoL1 protein produced by...||2/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E14 Dr. Andrew Hill||Dr. Andrew Hill is a cognitive neuroscientist and lecturer at UCLA. He conducts research on attention and cognitive performance, and he is the Lead Neuroscientist for truBrain, a start-up that offers nootropic supplements, in the form of capsules and...||9/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E13 Dr. Ernest Davis||Dr. Ernest Davis is a professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He is an expert on artificial intelligence - he studies the problem of representing commonsense knowledge (basic knowledge...||6/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E12 Dr. Adric Riedel & Paige Godfrey||Dr. Adric Riedel is a postdoctoral researcher in astrophysics and astronomy at the College of Staten Island in the City University of New York, focusing on local galactic kinematics and low mass and nearby stars. Paige Godfrey is an astrophysics and...||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E11 Dr. Andrew Darwin||Dr. Andrew Darwin is a bacteriologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the NYU School of Medicine. His research focuses on bacterial cell envelope functions that prevent or respond to cellular stress occurring as pathogens...||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E10 Graduate Experience||In this episode we chat with students who have taken the first big steps in their scientific careers. Included are PhD students and a master's degree student to provide different points of view on the research process, as well as varying pieces of...||4/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E9 Undergraduate Experience Plus||In this episode we hear from some folks who are essentially at the beginning of their scientific careers - undergraduate students and research assistants. Representing several institutions, for the most part in New York City, these students give some...||4/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E8 Dr. Bo Shopsin||Dr. Bo Shopsin is an Assistant Professor in the departments of medicine and microbiology at the NYU School of Medicine. His research focuses on adaptive changes in the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that take place during infection. One of his...||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E7 Dr. Nathalie Scholler||Dr. Nathalie Scholler is the Director of Cancer Immunology at the Center for Cancer and Metabolism at SRI International, a nonprofit research institute in Menlo Park, California. Her research is centered around studying the role of the immune system...||3/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E6 Dr. Carmen Melendez-Vasquez||Dr. Carmen Melendez-Vasquez is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Her research focuses on actomyosin regulation and the mechanism of myelin formation. Actomyosin is a protein complex crucial for...||3/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E5 Dr. Maryam Modjaz||Dr. Maryam Modjaz is an Assistant Professor in Astrophysics at the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics at New York University. Her research addresses forefront problems in stellar death astrophysics through extensive and panchromatic...||3/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E4 Dr. Kirk Deitsch||Dr. Kirk Deitsch is a microbiologist/immunologist and professor of microbiology and immunology at the Weill Cornell Medical College. His research focuses on Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent of the parasites that cause malaria in humans. P....||3/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E3 Dr. Matthew Kleban||Dr. Matthew Kleban is a theoretical physicist and professor of physics at New York University. His research focuses on the intersection between string theory, cosmology, and particle physics. He is interested in the physics of black holes and...||2/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E2 Dr. Jayne Raper||Dr. Jayne Raper is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Her research focuses on trypanosome lytic factors (TLFs), which are antimicrobial high-density lipoproteins that contribute to the innate...||9/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTH - E1 Dr. David Amodio||Dr. David Amodio is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University. His research examines the psychological and neural mechanisms of intergroup relations and self-regulation, considering the roles of social cognition,...||5/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast for students of science
This is a great and unique podcast!!!! Hope to hear more wonderful interviews!
I can feel myself getting smarter with every new episode I listen to and it doesn't hurt as much as I thought it would!
While a few other podcasts feature scientists' latest research, this one is unique in that the interviewee also explains the path which led him or her into science in general and a field of research in particular. Hope to hear more soon!