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

Dr. Marie McNeely, featuring top scientists speaking about their life and career in science! Featuring experts in neuroscience, physics, chemistry, biology, life sciences, natural sciences, science, science policy, science communication, open journals,

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

42:36 | May 6th

Dr. Edith Widder is Co-Founder, CEO, and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), a conservation nonprofit. ORCA aims to find upstream solutions to the pollution problems that are plaguing our oceans. They use science...Show More
499: Developing New Vaccines to Prevent Infectious Diseases from Bacteria - Dr. Annaliesa Anderson

43:57 | Apr 29th

Dr. Annaliesa Anderson is Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Bacterial Vaccines within Vaccine Research and Development at Pfizer Inc. Liesa is working to develop new vaccines that prevent infectious diseases caused by bacteria. Outside w...Show More
498: Researching Novel Methods to Regenerate Functionally-Polarized Tissues - Dr. Denver Lough

40:52 | Apr 22nd

Dr. Denver Lough is President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of PolarityTE, a biotech company developing methods for patients’ own cells to regenerate functionally-polarized tissues. They developed novel methods to induce regeneration across ...Show More
497: Protecting the World's Most Peaceful Primates - Dr. Karen Strier

57:21 | Apr 15th

Dr. Karen Strier is the Vilas Research Professor and Irven Devore Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is improving our understanding of the biological basis of human behavior, evolution, and adaptation by studying an...Show More
496: Engineering Novel Solutions for Data Storage and Energy Management in Electronics - Dr. Eric Pop

57:10 | Apr 8th

Dr. Eric Pop is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University. He is interested in applying materials with nanoscale properties to engineer better electronics such as transistors, circuits...Show More
495: Advancing Adhesive Technology and Advocating for Science - Dr. Jayshree Seth

41:47 | Apr 1st

Dr. Jayshree Seth is a Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate at 3M. Jayshree is developing and studying adhesives and tapes for use in industrial environments. Her goal is to create stronger, more versatile, and more sustainable products. In...Show More
494: Advancing the Fight Against Breast Cancer With Novel Non-Chemotherapy Treatments - Dr. Kimberly Blackwell

44:20 | Mar 25th

Dr. Kimberly Blackwell is Vice President of Early Phase Development and Immuno-oncology at Lilly Oncology. After 25 years of treating patients and conducting breast cancer research, Kim recently left her position in academic medicine to focus her eff...Show More
493: Developing Devices to Treat Chronic Pain and Parkinson's Disease - Dr. Rafael Carbunaru

40:16 | Mar 18th

Dr. Rafael Carbunaru is Vice President of Research and Development of the Neuromodulation Division of Boston Scientific Corporation. Rafael is dedicated to creating innovative medical solutions to transform the lives of patients. He is developing non...Show More
492: Investigating Novel Therapeutics to Improve Immune Function and Treat Age-Related Diseases - Dr. Joan Mannick

36:58 | Mar 11th

Dr. Joan Mannick is Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of resTORbio, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops novel therapeutics to treat aging-related diseases. Joan and her colleagues at resTORbio are targeting the biology of agin...Show More
491: Using Data to Inform Policy and Improve Quality of Life in Communities - Dr. Stephanie Shipp

44:36 | Mar 4th

Dr. Stephanie Shipp is Deputy Director and Research Professor in the Social and Decision Analytics Division of the Biocomplexity Institute and Initiative at the University of Virginia. Stephanie works with social scientists and statisticians who are ...Show More
490: Examining the Intersection of Immunology and Emotion - Dr. Fulvio D'Acquisto

41:36 | Feb 25th

Dr. Fulvio D'Acquisto is Professor of Immunology and Director of the Health Science Research Centre at the University of Roehampton in London. Through his research, Fulvio seeks to understand how emotion and lifestyle influence our immune response. H...Show More
489: Mathematician and Communicator with an Eye for Modeling Cataract Development in Populations Over Time - Dr. Talithia Williams

50:51 | Feb 18th

Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning at Harvey Mudd College. In addition, Talithia is Host of the PBS Series NOVA Wonders and author of the book Power in Numbers: The...Show More
488: Studying the Evolutionary Diversity of Squishy Sea Creatures - Dr. Joseph Ryan

37:35 | Feb 11th

Dr. Joseph Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience at the University of Florida. In the lab, Joe studies DNA from squishy marine invertebrates like ctenophores (e.g. comb jellies), cnidarians (e.g. je...Show More
487: Making Mathematical Models to Understand Immune System Responses to Cancer - Dr. Lisette DePillis

39:28 | Feb 4th

Dr. Lisette DePillis is the Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences, Professor of Mathematics, and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Lisette is an applied mathematician. She creates mathematical models or structu...Show More
486: Theoretical Physicist and Author Discovering Novel Forms of Matter and Improving our Understanding of the Universe - Dr. Paul Steinhardt

44:31 | Jan 28th

Dr. Paul Steinhardt is the Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Professor in the Department of Physics, Professor in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, and Director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences. In addition, Paul is author...Show More
485: Studying How Disruptions in Circadian Control of Cell Division May Cause Cancer - Dr. Carla Finkielstein

40:16 | Jan 21st

Dr. Carla Finkielstein is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. She is also Director of the Integrated Cellular Response Laboratory at Virginia Tech, a Member of the Executive Committee of ...Show More
484: Discovering Drugs for Targeted Treatment in Brain Damage and Disease - Todd Zankel

43:48 | Jan 14th

Dr. Todd Zankel is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Mercaptor Discoveries, Inc., a biotech company focused on developing molecules to treat brain injury and degeneration. Todd studies chemistry and molecular biology to develop new drugs to ...Show More
483: Developing Novel Treatments for Neurological Disease Using Neural Networks and Brain Stimulation - Dr. Michael Fox

44:06 | Jan 7th

Dr. Michael Fox is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Harvard University Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Brain Network Imaging and Modulation. In addition, Mike is Associate Director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvas...Show More
482: Studying the Role of Sex and Gender in Health and Disease - Dr. Janine Austin Clayton

44:21 | Dec 31st, 2018

Dr. Janine Austin Clayton is the Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. There are 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health...Show More
481: Researching the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms - Dr. Joseph Takahashi

38:44 | Dec 24th, 2018

Dr. Joseph S. Takahashi is Professor and Chair of Neuroscience and the Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is also an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Joe an...Show More
480: Investigating Interactions Between Amphibian Immune Systems, Invading Pathogens, and the Environment - Dr. Barbara Katzenback

37:46 | Dec 17th, 2018

Dr. Barbara Katzenback is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo. Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, and one reason for their decline is their susceptibility to diseases that are emerging in thei...Show More
479: Putting Patients First in Developing Drugs to Transform Radiation Therapy for Cancer - Dr. Robert A. Beardsley

48:24 | Dec 10th, 2018

Dr. Robert A. Beardsley or "Al" is a Co-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Galera Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company discovering and developing innovative cancer treatments. Al is interested in developing new drugs that target how...Show More
478: Illuminating the Quantum Physics of Ultra-Cold Atoms - Dr. Chad Orzel

39:52 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Dr. Chad Orzel is the R. Gordon Gould Associate Professor of Physics at Union College. He is also author of the popular science books How to Teach Physics to Your Dog, How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog, Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist, and...Show More
477: Researching Soft Robots, Medical Robots, and Haptics in Human-Robot Interactions - Dr. Allison Okamura

37:29 | Nov 26th, 2018

Dr. Allison Okamura is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She also holds a courtesy appointment in Computer science there. Research in Allison’s lab examines three different areas of robotics. The first is haptics, which in...Show More
476: Developing Methods to Detect and Deter Use of Performance-Enhancing Substances in Sport - Dr. Mario Thevis

42:07 | Nov 19th, 2018

Dr. Mario Thevis is Vice President of Research, Professor, and head of the Centre for Preventive Doping Research at the German Sport University of Cologne. He is also Director of the European Monitoring Center for Emerging Doping Agents (EuMoCEDA), a...Show More
475: Designing Drugs to Decrease Damage in Healthy Tissue During Radiation Therapy Cancer Treatments - Dr. Dennis Riley

37:57 | Nov 12th, 2018

Dr. Dennis Riley is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Galera Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotech company discovering and developing innovative cancer treatments. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Washington University in St....Show More
474: Developing Novel Nature-Inspired Drug Delivery Systems - Dr. Kathryn Whitehead

42:26 | Nov 5th, 2018

Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Whitehead is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University where she also holds a courtesy appointment in Biomedical Engineering. Research in Katie’s lab group focuses on therapeutic drug delivery. T...Show More
473: Investigating the Intersection of Public Health, Infectious Disease, and Behavior Change to Improve Human Health - Dr. Satesh Bidaisee

50:43 | Oct 29th, 2018

Dr. Satesh Bidaisee is a Professor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine and Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at St. George’s University in Grenada. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Center for Global Health at Old Dominion University an...Show More
472: Nanoscientist and Physicist Studying the Manipulation of Single Molecules and Atoms - Dr. Philip Moriarty

39:50 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Dr. Philip Moriarty is a Professor of Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. In addition, he is an avid contributor to the Sixty Symbols YouTube video project and author of the book When the Uncertainty Princi...Show More
471: Epic Research Investigating Epidemics and Infectious Diseases in Wildlife - Dr. Jamie Voyles

35:39 | Oct 15th, 2018

Dr. Jamie Voyles is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Research in Jamie’s lab focuses on diseases of wildlife. This is an exciting area that spans many different subdisciplines of biology including immunology, physi...Show More
470: Examining Interactions Between Changes in Earth's Environments, Extinction Events, and Evolution of Life - Dr. Jonathan Payne

51:40 | Oct 8th, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Payne is a Professor and Chair of Geological Sciences at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in Biology, is a Member of Stanford’s interdisciplinary biosciences institute Bio-X, and is an Affiliate of the Stanford W...Show More
469: Using Structural Geology to Understand Earth's History - Dr. Marcia Bjornerud

35:06 | Oct 1st, 2018

Dr. Marcia Bjornerud is Professor of Geology and the Walter Schober Professor of Environmental Studies at Lawrence University in Wisconsin. In addition, she is a writer for “Elements”, the New Yorker’s science and technology blog, and she is the auth...Show More
468: Studying the Selection, Planning, and Production of Skilled Movements - Dr. Richard Ivry

42:51 | Sep 24th, 2018

Dr. Richard Ivry is Professor of Psychology and Professor of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on what makes certain individuals really good at skilled, coordinated movements. He al...Show More
467: Creating Cell-Free Gene Editing On A Chip For Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Dr. Eric Kmiec

44:23 | Sep 17th, 2018

Dr. Eric Kmiec is Director of the Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer and Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System. He also holds faculty appointments at the University of Delaware and the Wistar Institute. Eric and his co...Show More
466: Researching the Comparative Genomics of Pathological and Beneficial Bacteria - Dr. Rebecca Wattam

49:15 | Sep 10th, 2018

Dr. Rebecca Wattam is a Research Associate Professor in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Rebecca is the outreach and biology lead for a bioinformatics research center that sci...Show More
465: Physicist Examining Magnetic Materials and Studying Superconductivity - Dr. Deepak Singh

37:27 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Dr. Deepak Singh is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri and Principal Investigator of the Magnetism and Superconductivity Research Laboratory there. Deepak’s research aims to better understand magnetism and s...Show More
464: Making New Materials for Soft and Flexible Bio-Inspired Robots - Dr. Carmel Majidi

34:47 | Aug 27th, 2018

Dr. Carmel Majidi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. There, he also holds courtesy appointments in the Robotics Institute and in Civil and Environmental Engineering. In Carmel’s soft m...Show More
463: Conducting Investigations to Improve Health in Low-Income Countries and Indigenous Communities - Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk

42:14 | Aug 20th, 2018

Dr. Alexandra Martiniuk is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, an...Show More
462: Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Cells Use to Communicate During Development and Regeneration - Dr. Michael Levin

45:39 | Aug 13th, 2018

Dr. Michael Levin is Professor and Vannevar Bush Endowed Chair in the Department of Biology at Tufts University. He is also Director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts and Director of the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology. I...Show More
461: Atomic Layer Deposition Developer, Fundamental Physicist, and Scientific Philosopher - Dr. Tuomo Suntola

32:39 | Aug 6th, 2018

Dr. Tuomo Suntola is a co-owner and Board Member of the Finnish atomic layer deposition technology company Picosun Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Finnish Society for Natural Philosophy, Chairman of the Physics Foundations Society, and author of the ...Show More
460: Cosmic Conquests - Seeking to Answer Key Questions About Our Universe - Dr. Jo Dunkley

31:32 | Jul 30th, 2018

Dr. Jo Dunkley is a Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Jo is a cosmologist who conducts research to approximate how space behaves as a whole. This includes looking into space and taking measurements to determine ...Show More
459: Developing Novel Therapies for Bone Regeneration and Restoration - Dr. Kurt Hankenson

39:58 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Dr. Kurt Hankenson is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School. Kurt is a veterinarian and a scientist. His research focuses on developing new treatments to improve bone healing as well as to treat bone loss con...Show More
458: Researching Robotic Systems for Rehabilitation of Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury - Dr. Marcie O'Malley

44:18 | Jul 16th, 2018

Dr. Marcie O'Malley is the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. Marcie is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Departments o...Show More
457: Using Virtual Reality to Tackle Tough Challenges in Surgical Training - Dr. Justin Barad

43:24 | Jul 9th, 2018

Dr. Justin Barad is the CEO of Osso VR, a virtual reality surgical training software company. Justin and the team at Osso VR are developing a surgical training platform that uses virtual reality and gaming technology to solve critical training challe...Show More
456: High Energy Physicist Studying Particle Collisions and Cosmic Rays - Dr. Daniel Whiteson

53:05 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Dr. Daniel Whiteson is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is also co-author of the book We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe. As a particle physicist, Daniel is working to discover how the uni...Show More
455: Decoding the Colorful Communication Cues Used By Female Fish - Dr. Lori Hosaka LaPlante

38:49 | Jun 25th, 2018

Dr. Lori Hosaka LaPlante is an Associate Professor of Biology at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Her research focuses on how and why animals use color signals during communication. In particular, Lori is interested in better understanding colo...Show More
454: Computer Scientist Creating Social Simulations to Study Human Behavior - Dr. Samarth Swarup

44:05 | Jun 18th, 2018

Dr. Samarth Swarup is a Research Associate Professor working in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. In the lab, Samarth studies human behavior by making computer models of people mov...Show More
453: Conducting Sweet Citizen Science-Based Research on the Genetics of Taste - Dr. Nicole Garneau

44:52 | Jun 11th, 2018

Dr. Nicole Garneau is a Curator of Human Health, the Department Chair of Health Sciences, and Principal Investigator of the Genetics of Taste Laboratory at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. In addition, Nicole is Co-Founder of Beer Flavor Map ...Show More
452: Examining the Evolution of Host Specificity in Plant-Eating Insects - Dr. Douglas Futuyma

1:05:23 | Jun 4th, 2018

Dr. Douglas Futuyma is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University. He also holds an appointment as a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Throughout his career, Douglas has ...Show More
451: Studying Skin and Follicle Formation and How These Processes Fail in Cancer - Dr. Sunny Wong

40:53 | May 28th, 2018

Dr. Sunny Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Sunny’s lab studies skin biology. Skin is a complex organ that covers our...Show More
450: Unearthing Clues About Our Planet's Past From Tiny Fossils Found in Rock - Dr. Francisca Ikuenobe

37:18 | May 21st, 2018

Dr. Francisca Ikuenobe is a Professor of Geology and Geophysics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her research, Franca studies rocks to understand the clues they can reveal about the living things, environments, and climates of...Show More
449: Applying Systems Biology Approaches to Advance Our Understanding of Infectious Disease - Dr. John Aitchison

36:27 | May 14th, 2018

Dr. John Aitchison is President and Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research, the largest independent, non-profit organization in the U.S. that is focused solely on infectious disease research. In addition, John serves as an affiliate o...Show More
448: Using Technology to Investigate the Inner Workings of Large Networks - Dr. Madhav Marathe

53:05 | May 7th, 2018

Dr. Madhav Marathe is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory within the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Chalmers University, the Indian ...Show More
447: Using DNA to Decode Family Histories and Genetic Connections - Dr. Eurie Hong

36:23 | Apr 30th, 2018

Dr. Eurie Hong is the Senior Director of Genomics at AncestryDNA. In her position, Eurie works on the algorithms that interpret the DNA provided in customer samples to tell people the regions of the world their ancestors may come from. She develops m...Show More
446: Searching for Signals to Illuminate the Origins of the Universe - Dr. Brian Keating

49:23 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Dr. Brian Keating is a Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, he is the Co-Director of the Ax Center for Experimental Cosmology and Director of the Simons Observatory. Brian is also author of the book Losing th...Show More
445: Investigating the Impacts of Clouds on Climate Models - Dr. Thijs Heus

34:44 | Apr 16th, 2018

Dr. Thijs Heus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Cleveland State University. Thijs’s research focuses on clouds and the impact they have on weather and climate. Some of the effects clouds can have include reflecting sunlight (...Show More
444: Conducting Research to Conserve Colorado's Rare Plants - Dr. Jennifer Ramp Neale

39:52 | Apr 9th, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Ramp Neale is Director of Research and Conservation at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado Denver. The Denver Botanic Gardens is an...Show More
443: Using Computational Methods to Model Complex, Multiscale Living Systems - Dr. Chris Barrett

55:27 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Dr. Chris Barrett is Executive Director and Professor at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, as well as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Chris lives on a small farm in the Blue Ridge area of Virginia, and ...Show More
442: Fascinating Field Work Following Birds of the North American Boreal Forests - Dr. Bruce Beehler

49:09 | Mar 26th, 2018

Dr. Bruce Beehler is an ornithologist and Research Associate in the Bird Division of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Bruce spends much of his free time outside and immersed in nature. He enjoys playing tennis, going ...Show More
441: Archaeologist Digging Up Artifacts to Understand Ancient Civilizations - Dr. Michele Koons

41:36 | Mar 19th, 2018

Dr. Michele Koons is a Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. When Michele’s not at work, she spends her time hanging out with her husband and one year old son. Some of her favorite activities include skiing, snowshoeing, ...Show More
440: Investigating How Brain Damage Occurs in Stroke and Developing Therapies to Improve Stroke Recovery - Dr. Ian Winship

40:43 | Mar 12th, 2018

Dr. Ian Winship is an Associate Professor and a former Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. He is also Director of the Neurochemical Research Unit there. Much of Ian’s free time is s...Show More
439: Passing on His Passion for Infectious Disease Simulations - Dr. Bryan Lewis

41:57 | Mar 5th, 2018

Dr. Bryan Lewis is a Research Associate Professor working in the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. Bryan works in the field of computational epidemiology. His research uses computers t...Show More
438: Developing Digital Health Solutions to Help Patients with Chronic Disease - Dr. Suzanne Clough

39:23 | Feb 26th, 2018

Dr. Suzanne Clough is the Chief Medical Officer at Amalgam Rx and Chief Innovation Officer at ArmadaHealth. In her free time, Suzanne revels in the pleasant chaos of her house with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She is also an athlete who e...Show More
437: Unraveling the Mechanisms Behind Memory in the Human Brain - Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

40:51 | Feb 19th, 2018

Dr. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He is also an author of the books Borges and Memory, Principles of Neural Coding, Imaging Brain Functio...Show More
436: Conducting Research on Complex Marine Microbial Communities - Dr. Ed DeLong

48:44 | Feb 12th, 2018

Dr. Edward DeLong is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai’i Manoa as well as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. When he’s not working, Ed loves to be out in natur...Show More
435: Studying How Stress Shapes Synapses in the Brain - Dr. Abby Polter

36:42 | Feb 5th, 2018

Dr. Abby Polter is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at George Washington University. Outside of the lab, Abby enjoys spending her free time curled up with a great book, conducting complicated cooking experiments in the kitchen, a...Show More
434: Examining the Evolution and Ecology of Bacteria that Benefit Plants - Dr. Joel Sachs

53:14 | Jan 29th, 2018

Dr. Joel Sachs is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biology at the University of California, Riverside. For Joel, free time is best spent outdoors with his wife and two kids. They enjoy hanging out in their yard and hiking some of the fantasti...Show More
433: Clarifying the Causes of Chronic Pain and Creating New Treatments - Dr. Ted Price

42:27 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Dr. Ted Price is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas. He is also a neuroscientist with and the founder of a startup company called Ted’s Brain Science Products which develops non-op...Show More
432: Astrophysicist Radiating Enthusiasm for Research on Plasma Physics and Cosmic Rays - Dr. Ellen Zweibel

37:53 | Jan 15th, 2018

Dr. Ellen Zweibel is the W. L. Kraushaar Professor of Astronomy and Physics, and the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Ellen’s interest outside of science include creative writing, art, and exercise. S...Show More
431: Channeling Research Efforts to Understand Mechanisms and Potential Therapeutic Targets of Migraine Pain - Dr. Greg Dussor

49:58 | Jan 8th, 2018

Dr. Greg Dussor is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas, Dallas. He is also a neuroscientist with the startup company Ted’s Brain Science Products which develops non-opioid pain management p...Show More
430: Figuring Out the Functional Organization and Development of Cortical Circuits in the Brain - Dr. David Fitzpatrick

39:05 | Jan 1st, 2018

Dr. David Fitzpatrick is Chief Executive Officer, Scientific Director, and Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. When David isn’t hard at work at Max Planck, he spends his time hiking, biking, kayaking, and immer...Show More
429: Studying Smart Slime Molds and Collective Intelligence in Ant Colonies - Dr. Audrey Dussutour

37:22 | Dec 25th, 2017

Dr. Audrey Dussutour is a National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Scientist at Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. When she’s not in front of her computer screen for work, Audrey loves going out to the movies and watching DVDs from h...Show More
428: Bright Researcher Studying Exoplanets and their Stars and Developing New Astrophysics Technology - Dr. Kevin France

33:33 | Dec 18th, 2017

Dr. Kevin France is an Assistant Professor in the Department for Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences as well as an investigator within the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kevin spends his free tim...Show More
427: Deciphering Déjà Vu and Making Sense of Memory - Dr. Chris Moulin

43:48 | Dec 11th, 2017

Dr. Chris Moulin is a Professor in the Laboratory of Psychology and Neurocognition at University of Grenoble as well as a Senior Member of the University Institute of France. When Chris isn’t working, he loves spending time with his family, including...Show More
426: Studying the Genetics and Mechanisms of Specialized Proteins in the Brain that Regulate Neurotransmission - Dr. Randy Blakely

58:48 | Dec 4th, 2017

Dr. Randy Blakely is a Professor of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University and Executive Director of the Florida Atlantic University Brain Institute. Randy lives in beautiful South Florida near the Everglades, so getting outside to enjoy n...Show More
425: Researching Alternative Splicing for Gene Regulation in the Immune System - Dr. Kristen Lynch

37:35 | Nov 27th, 2017

Dr. Kristen Lynch is a Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. When she’s not at work, Kristen loves being outdoors. She spends her free time kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, hiking, and doing yoga. Kri...Show More
424: Investigating Diverse Issues in the Fields of Food Ethics, Toxicology, and Animal Welfare - Dr. Alan Goldberg

39:52 | Nov 20th, 2017

Dr. Alan Goldberg is a Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as well as Founding Director (Emeritus) of The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. In addition, h...Show More
423: Researching Risk Factors and Therapies for Blood Clots in the Lungs and Legs - Dr. Alex Spyropoulos

39:39 | Nov 13th, 2017

Dr. Alex Spyropoulos (“Dr. Spy”) is a Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine as well as System Director of Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services for the multi-hospital Northwell Health System. In addition, Dr. Sp...Show More
422: Heading Up Research Designing New Materials for Helmets to Prevent Brain Injury - Dr. Ellen Arruda

39:29 | Nov 6th, 2017

Dr. Ellen Arruda is the Maria Comninou Collegiate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with joint appointments as Professor of Biomedical Engineering, as well as Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Ellen’s hobbies inc...Show More
421: Analyzing Complex Networks of Plant-Animal Interactions - Dr. John Kress

38:04 | Oct 30th, 2017

Dr. John Kress is a Distinguished Scientist and Curator of Botany at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Not only does John enjoy investigating the natural world at work, he also enjoys spending his free time outside exploring natur...Show More
420: Shining Light on the Exciting Capabilities of Quantum Computing - Dr. Mark Saffman

34:52 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Dr. Mark Saffman is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For Mark, physics is a hobby as well as his job. When he’s not thinking about physics, Mark likes spending time with his family, including his young ...Show More
419: Progressing Towards an Understanding of the Genes Contributing to Cancer Malignancy - Dr. Erica Golemis

56:30 | Oct 16th, 2017

Dr. Erica Golemis is a Professor, Deputy Chief Science Officer, Co-Leader of the Molecular Therapeutics Program, and Director of the High Throughput Facility at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. In addition, Erica is an adjunct faculty mem...Show More
418: An Academic Leader Improving Integrated Circuit Manufacturing - Dr. Gary May

31:15 | Oct 9th, 2017

Dr. Gary May is the Chancellor of the University of California, Davis. When he’s not focusing on his own research, Gary helps facilitate and support the work of others at the University of California, Davis through his role as Chancellor. In his pers...Show More
417: Mechanical Engineer Making Miniature Mobile Robots - Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter

40:08 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a joint appointment in the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. Spending time with her family is a big part of Sarah’s life outs...Show More
416: Stimulating Research on the Mechanisms of Memory and Applications of Memory Modulation - Dr. Steve Ramirez

1:08:45 | Sep 25th, 2017

Dr. Steve Ramirez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University. Steve was born and raised in the Boston area, so accepting a faculty position at Boston University meant reuniting with his family...Show More
415: Identifying Factors that Contribute to Cognitive Decline to Predict and Prevent Dementia - Dr. Sudha Seshadri

47:31 | Sep 18th, 2017

Dr. Sudha Seshadri is a Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. She also serves as Co-Director of Medical Education for the Neurology Residency and Clerkship programs. Su...Show More
414: Astrochemist Studying the Elements of Planet and Star Formation - Dr. Ted Bergin

44:28 | Sep 11th, 2017

Dr. Edwin "Ted" Bergin is Professor and Chair of Astronomy at the University of Michigan. When he’s not pondering the origins of life, Ted loves to spend time with his family. Recently, he began a quest to fulfill his lifelong dream of learning to pl...Show More
413: Engineering Robots to Enhance Education and Rehabilitation - Dr. Ayanna Howard

45:06 | Sep 4th, 2017

Dr. Ayanna Howard is a Professor and the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair in Bioengineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also the Associate Chair for Faculty Development i...Show More
412: Rewarding Research on Addiction Genetics in Opioid Abuse and Binge Eating - Dr. Camron Bryant

44:59 | Aug 28th, 2017

Dr. Camron Bryant is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry as well as Director of the Laboratory of Addiction Genetics at Boston University. In recent years, Camron has rekindled his interest in snowboarding and skateboarding. He also...Show More
411: Understanding Cellular and Molecular Pathways that Contribute to Human Disease - Dr. Lynne Maquat

41:47 | Aug 21st, 2017

Dr. Lynne Maquat is the J. Lowell Orbison Distinguished Alumni endowed Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Professor within the Cancer Center, and Director of the Center for RNA Biology at the University of Rochester. Lynne ha...Show More
410: Making Sense of the Signaling Networks that Stimulate Blood Vessel Formation - Dr. Princess Imoukhuede

53:28 | Aug 14th, 2017

Dr. Princess I. Imoukhuede is an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When Dr. Imoukhuede is ready for a break from the hustle and bustle of research and academic life, you can find her out on the t...Show More
409: Furthering Female Fertility Research with Functional 3D Printed Ovaries - Dr. Teresa Woodruff

36:56 | Aug 7th, 2017

Dr. Teresa Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg S...Show More
408: Bringing to Light the Mechanisms of Retinal Diseases and Developing New Treatments - Dr. Peter Campochiaro

39:43 | Jul 31st, 2017

Dr. Peter Campochiaro is the Eccles endowed Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience, as well as Director of the Retinal Cell and Molecular Laboratory at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He attended the University of Notre Dame for...Show More
407: Sizing Up Signals in Seismic Waves to Understand Earth’s Interior Structure - Dr. Zach Eilon

44:17 | Jul 24th, 2017

Dr. Zach Eilon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and he is also conducting research at Brown University. He hails from the United Kingdom where he completed his undergraduate ...Show More
406: Investigating Carbon Capture Solutions from Cars to Coal-Fired Power Plants - Dr. Jennifer Wilcox

53:23 | Jul 17th, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Wilcox is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and an Investigator within the Clean Energy Conversions Laboratory there. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Well...Show More
405: Using Algorithms to Automate Decision-Making in Energy Management, Automobiles, and Manufacturing - Dr. Andrew Alleyne

58:41 | Jul 10th, 2017

Dr. Andrew Alleyne is the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as the Director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research ...Show More
404: Shrinking and Simplifying Complex Chemistry Through New Lab-on-a-Chip Devices - Dr. James Landers

59:31 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Dr. James Landers is a Jefferson Scholars Fellow and Commonwealth Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Virginia. He is also Director of the Center for Nano-Biosystems I...Show More
403: Expressing Enthusiasm for Decoding How Genomes are Involved in Human Health and Disease - Dr. Rick Myers

54:44 | Jun 26th, 2017

Dr. Richard M. Myers is the President, Science Director, and a Faculty Investigator at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. In addition, Rick is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. H...Show More
402: Dr. Marcie Harris-Hayes: Hip Researcher Moving Her Field Forward with Studies on Musculoskeletal Pain

36:45 | Jun 19th, 2017

Dr. Marcie Harris-Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Program in Physical Therapy and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor's degree in biology from Missouri State Uni...Show More
401: Taking Critical Steps to Elucidate Mechanisms of Limb Movement in Locomotion - Dr. Young-Hui Chang

41:05 | Jun 12th, 2017

Dr. Young-Hui Chang is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs research in the Comparative Neuromechanics Laboratory. Young-Hui received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his M.S. in Animal Physiolo...Show More
400: Setting the Stage for Better Understanding Cell Biology with Advanced Microscopy - Dr. Joshua Rappoport

46:02 | Jun 5th, 2017

Dr. Joshua Z. Rappoport is Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy and Nikon Imaging Center as well as Research Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition, he is th...Show More
399: Metabolic-Based Therapies As a Key Component in Treating Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Dominic D'Agostino

55:28 | May 29th, 2017

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida. He is also a Research Scientist Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. Dominic received his B.S. in Nu...Show More
398: Making Materials and Developing Devices for Extreme Environments - Dr. Debbie Senesky

45:06 | May 22nd, 2017

Dr. Debbie G. Senesky is an Assistant Professor in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Stanford University. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Debbie was next awarded her M.S. and Ph...Show More
397: Particle Physicist Leading the Charge in Imparting Scientific Knowledge to the Public - Dr. Jim Trefil

29:34 | May 15th, 2017

Dr. Jim Trefil is the Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. He received his PhD in Physics from Stanford University. Postdoc at CERN in Geneva and at MIT. Jim served on the faculty at the University of Illinois and the University ...Show More
396: Entrepreneur and Entomologist Dedicated to Developing Sustainable Insect-Based Products - Dr. Aaron Dossey

45:16 | May 8th, 2017

Dr. Aaron T. Dossey is the President, Founder, and Owner of All Things Bugs LLC, a company developing sustainable insect-based technologies and products in agriculture, food, and medicine. He is also the Founder and President of the Invertebrate Stud...Show More
395: Navigating the Seas of Change Studying Ocean Acidification and Marine Ecosystems - Dr. Tessa Hill

47:36 | May 1st, 2017

Dr. Tessa Hill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She is part of the Bodega Ocean Acidification Research group there at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. Tessa received her ...Show More
394: Developing Diagnostic Tests for Autoimmune Disease - Dr. Chase Spurlock

41:04 | Apr 24th, 2017

Dr. Chase Spurlock is CEO of IQuity, a specialty diagnostic technology company in Nashville, TN, as well as a faculty member in Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He received his B.S. in Biology at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Chase th...Show More
393: Broadening the Horizons of our Understanding of the Universe through Planetary Discovery - Dr. Mike Summers

49:43 | Apr 17th, 2017

Dr. Mike Summers is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University. He majored in Physics, Mathematics, and Russian in his undergraduate studies at Murray State University. Afterwards, Mike was awarded his M.S. in S...Show More
392: A Particle Physicist Accelerating Us Towards a Better Understanding of Our Universe - Dr. Melissa Franklin

38:58 | Apr 10th, 2017

Dr. Melissa Franklin is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Toronto and received her PhD in Physics from Stanford University. Next, Melissa conducted res...Show More
391: Tiny Technology with Big Impacts: Nanoparticles for Medicine, Energy, and the Environment - Dr. Christy Haynes

47:24 | Apr 3rd, 2017

Dr. Christy Haynes is the Elmore H. Northey Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Macalester College and received her MS and PhD in Chemistry from Northwestern University. Next,...Show More
390: Materials Engineer Working at the Interface of Experimental and Modeling Approaches to Understand Material Microstructure - Dr. Daniel Lewis

41:36 | Mar 27th, 2017

Dr. Daniel Lewis is an Associate Professor In the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. each in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University. Afterwards,...Show More
389: Conducting Illuminating Research on the Evolution of Bioluminescence in Fishes - Dr. Leo Smith

46:56 | Mar 20th, 2017

Dr. William "Leo" Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Curator of the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas. He received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California...Show More
388: Synthesizing New Nanomaterials and Studying their Shape, Size, and Structure - Dr. Sara Skrabalak

36:32 | Mar 13th, 2017

Dr. Sara Skrabalak is the James H. Rudy Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Unive...Show More
387: Modifying Microbes for a Multitude of Applications From Healthcare to Biofuels - Dr. Cullen Buie

47:56 | Mar 6th, 2017

Dr. Cullen Buie is an Associate Professor and the Esther and Harold E. Egerton Career Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from ...Show More
386: Finding Fossils of Extinct Species to Explore the Early Evolution of Vertebrates - Dr. Sterling Nesbitt

55:10 | Feb 27th, 2017

Dr. Sterling Nesbitt is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Virginia Tech, as well as a  research associate/affiliate of the American Museum of Natural History, the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab at The University of Texas at Austin, the Virginia M...Show More
385: Keeping a Close Eye On Channels and Vesicle Trafficking in Plant Cell Membranes - Dr. Mike Blatt

42:38 | Feb 20th, 2017

Dr. Mike Blatt is the Regius Professor of Botany at the University of Glasgow and Adjuct Professor at Pennsylvania State University. He conducted his undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and at the University of Wisconsin, Ma...Show More
384: Battling Antibiotic Resistance Through Development and Discovery of Novel Antibacterial Agents - Dr. Erin Carlson

40:54 | Feb 13th, 2017

Dr. Erin E. Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Erin received her B.A. in chemistry from St. Olaf College and her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Subsequ...Show More
383: Curiosity is Key for Creating Innovative Living Technology and Low-Cost Scientific Solutions - Dr. Andrew Pelling

47:44 | Feb 6th, 2017

Dr. Andrew Pelling is a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Departments of Physics and Biology, as well as the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa. Andrew is also the co-founder and CTO of Spiderwor...Show More
382: Building High-Throughput Technology to Characterize Biological Systems - Dr. Adam Abate

49:34 | Jan 30th, 2017

Dr. Adam Abate is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California San Francisco. He is also a co-founder of the startup company Mission Bio. Adam received his B.A. in Physics from Ha...Show More
381: Studying Drug Transport Proteins for Use in Novel Therapies and Supporting Diversity in STEM - Dr. Imogen Coe

39:04 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Dr. Imogen R. Coe is the founding Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University.  She is also a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biology and an affiliate scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre at S...Show More
380: Fostering Forest Health Through Education and Extension Endeavors - Dr. Dave Coyle

47:58 | Jan 16th, 2017

Dr. David Coyle is a Forest Health Specialist with the The Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF) Forest Heath Program. He received his undergraduate training in Biology from Luther College. After receiving his M.S. in Entomology and Forestry fr...Show More
379: An Astrophysicist Studying the Elements of Galaxy Evolution - Dr. Molly Peeples

47:54 | Jan 9th, 2017

Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Physics from MIT and went on to complete her MS and PhD in Astronomy at Ohio State University. Molly was then ...Show More
378: Investigating Venom Evolution and Potential for Targeted Therapeutics - Dr. Bryan Fry

1:01:45 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Dr. Bryan G. Fry is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland in Australia. He completed his undergraduate training in Molecular Biology, Scientific Philosophy, and Psychology at Portland State Univer...Show More
377: Illuminating our Understanding of the Photoreceptor System Controlling Plant Growth Towards Light - Dr. Winslow Briggs

47:54 | Dec 26th, 2016

Dr. Winslow Briggs is Director Emeritus of the Carnegie Institution Of Science. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. He has served on the faculty at Harvard University and is a Professor of Biology Emeritus at Stanford University...Show More
376: Engineering Technology-Enriched Education Environments - Dr. Shaundra Daily

42:34 | Dec 19th, 2016

Dr. Shaundra Daily is an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, as well as the Director of the Digital Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Florida. Shani received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Fl...Show More
375: Developing Drugs to Defeat Rare Muscle Diseases - Dr. Barry Byrne

41:40 | Dec 12th, 2016

Dr. Barry Byrne is the Earl and Christy Powell University Chair in Genetics, Associate Chair of Pediatrics, Director of the Powell Gene Therapy Center, and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida. ...Show More
374: Determining the Time Course of Damage to Neurons After Trauma - Dr. Christian Franck

38:21 | Dec 5th, 2016

Dr. Christian Franck is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University. He received his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia, and went on to be awarded his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology...Show More
373: Modeling the Mechanics of Fluid Flow for Melting Ice and Molten Magma - Dr. Leif Karlstrom

40:02 | Nov 28th, 2016

Dr. Leif Karlstrom is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Oregon, receiving a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, as well as a B.M. in Violi...Show More
372: Accumulating Evidence on the Contribution of Free Radicals in Protein Aggregation - Dr. Ohara Augusto

33:38 | Nov 21st, 2016

Dr. Ohara Augusto is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the Institute of Chemistry at the University of São Paulo. In addition, she is the Director of a network studying the redox process in biomedicine. She completed her undergraduate ...Show More
371: Making Molecular Movies of Complex Chemical Reactions in Live Cells - Dr. Antoine van Oijen

41:52 | Nov 14th, 2016

Dr. Antoine van Oijen is a Distinguished Professor and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Antoine received his MSc and PhD in Physics from Leiden University in the Neth...Show More
370: Cued in to Environmental Factors Important for Children Learning Languages - Dr. Erin Conwell

39:48 | Nov 7th, 2016

Dr. Erin Conwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Coordinator for the PhD program in Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience at North Dakota State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Science...Show More
369: Engineering Solutions to Improve Global Healthcare Quality and Access - Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum

36:52 | Oct 31st, 2016

Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. She is also Director of the award-winning Rice 360 Institute for Global Health and founder of Beyond ...Show More
368: Producing a Flood of Knowledge Modeling Monsoons - Dr. Christopher Castro

42:17 | Oct 24th, 2016

Dr. Christopher Castro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Arizona. He received his B.S. degree in Meteorology, with the highest distinction, from Pennsylvania State University and went on to be awa...Show More
367: Harnessing the Power of Microbes to Clean Up Toxins and Recover Energy from Wastes - Dr. Gemma Reguera

43:10 | Oct 17th, 2016

Dr. Gemma Reguera is an Associate Professor in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Oviedo in Spain and received her PhD in Microbiology from the Uni...Show More
366: Studying Signatures of Supermassive Black Holes - Dr. Tamara Bogdanović

34:23 | Oct 10th, 2016

Dr. Tamara Bogdanović is an Assistant Professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Physics, as well as a member of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics . She received her B.Sc. in Astrophysics from the University of Belgrade in Serb...Show More
365: Timely Research on Circadian Clocks and Rhythmic Reorientation in Plants - Dr. Stacey Harmer

36:29 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Dr. Stacey Harmer is a Professor of Plant Biology in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. She received her BA in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and was awarded her PhD in Biochemistry fr...Show More
364: Deciphering Genetic Variations in Bacteria that Lead to Disease - Dr. Shannon Manning

35:30 | Sep 26th, 2016

Dr. Shannon Manning is a Michigan State University (MSU) Foundation Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She earned her B.S. in biology from the University of Michigan, her M.P.H. in Hospital and Molecular Epi...Show More
363: Dedicated to Discovering the Causes and Treatments for Hearing Deficits - Dr. Christopher Cederroth

55:37 | Sep 19th, 2016

Dr. Christopher Cederroth is an Assistant Professor within the laboratory of Experimental Audiology working on tinnitus within the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He received his PhD from the Universit...Show More
362: Fascinated by the Effects of Material Properties on the Form and Function of Fishes - Dr. Adam Summers

49:42 | Sep 12th, 2016

Dr. Adam Summers is a Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences and Department of Biology at the University of Washington, and he conducts research in his lab within the Friday Harbor Laboratories there. He completed his bachelor’s de...Show More
361: Breaking Down Mitochondrial Function to Understand the Mechanisms of Metabolism - Dr. Alicia Kowaltowski

31:25 | Sep 5th, 2016

Dr. Alicia Kowaltowski is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Chemistry Institute at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She was awarded her PhD in Medical Sciences from The State University of Campinas in Brazil, and she conducted postdoctoral res...Show More
360: Synthesizing Self-Healing Materials Using Squid Proteins - Dr. Melik Demirel

28:40 | Aug 29th, 2016

Dr. Melik Demirel is a Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University. He received is B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from Boğaziçi University in Turkey and was awarded his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering fr...Show More
359: Looking at Lakes to Learn About the Impacts of Climate Change, Invasive Species, and Pollution - Dr. Sapna Sharma

41:20 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Dr. Sapna Sharma is an Associate Professor in Biology at York University. She received her PhD in Ecology and evolution from the University of Toronto and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Montreal and the Center for Limnology a...Show More
358: Growing Our Understanding of Photosynthesis to Improve Plant Metabolism - Dr. David Stern

32:59 | Aug 15th, 2016

Dr. David Stern is the President of the Boyce Thompson Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Plant Biology Section at Cornell University. He conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, received his Master’s degree ...Show More
357: Food for Thought: Research to Reduce Foodborne Disease and Improve Food Safety - Dr. Haley Oliver

35:44 | Aug 8th, 2016

Dr. Haley Oliver is an Associate Professor of Food Science at Purdue University, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Tech University. She received her B.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming, and she was awarded...Show More
356: Sizing Up Species’ Brains to Understand Nervous System Diversity and Development - Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel

52:04 | Aug 1st, 2016

Dr. Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. She received her B.S. in Biology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and completed her M.S. in Neuroscience at Case Western...Show More
355: Piecing Together the Patterns and Processes that are Impacting Ecosystems - Dr. Madhur Anand

33:39 | Jul 25th, 2016

Dr. Madhur Anand is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She received her BSc and PhD from Western University and went on to conduct postdoctoral research at the University of Trieste, Hebrew University of ...Show More
354: Conducting Illuminating Research on Photosynthetic Bacteria - Dr. Don Bryant

38:59 | Jul 18th, 2016

Dr. Don Bryant is the Ernest C. Pollard Professor in Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. Don completed his undergraduate training in Chemistry and Biology at the Massachusetts Instit...Show More
353: Searching the Sediments to Uncover Sources of Food and Water for Early Humans - Dr. Gail Ashley

44:10 | Jul 11th, 2016

Dr. Gail Ashley is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University. She is Undergraduate Program Director and Director of the Quaternary Studies Graduate Certificate Program. She received her B.S. and...Show More
352: Wired for Innovation: Modifying the Manufacturing of Microelectrode Arrays for Cochlear Implants - Dr. Angelique Johnson

44:37 | Jul 4th, 2016

Dr. Angelique C. Johnson is Founder and CEO of the startup company MEMStim LLC which is dedicated to reducing the cost of cochlear implants to treat hearing loss. She is also an adjunct faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Uni...Show More
351: Chilling Out Studying the Biodiversity of Arctic Arthropods - Dr. Chris Buddle

41:37 | Jun 27th, 2016

Dr. Chris Buddle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Associate Dean of Student Affairs at McGill University. He received his undergraduate training in Ecology at the University of Guelph and was awarded his Ph...Show More
350: Cool Research on Plant Responses to Temperature Stress - Dr. Malia Gehan

32:41 | Jun 20th, 2016

Dr. Malia Gehan is a new Assistant Member at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. She received her undergraduate training in Biology from Willamette University and her PhD in Plant Biology from Michigan State University. Afterwards, Malia was aw...Show More
349: Scientist Strikes Gold with Atomic Layer Deposition of Gold Thin Films - Dr. Seán Barry

44:43 | Jun 13th, 2016

Dr. Seán Barry is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Carleton University. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Queen’s University at Kingston and was awarded his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. Next, Seán condu...Show More
348: Producing Prolific Research on Foodborne Pathogens - Dr. Teresa Bergholz

28:13 | Jun 6th, 2016

Dr. Teresa Bergholz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University. She completed undergraduate training in Food Science and Microbiology at Michigan State University and also r...Show More
347: Energetic Scientist Studying Metabolic Disruption and Disease - Dr. Todd Cade

32:55 | May 30th, 2016

Dr. Todd Cade is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Medicine, as well as Associate Director of Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He received his undergrad...Show More
346: Fascinated by the Forces and Features that Contribute to Flow in Rocks and Ice - Dr. Christine McCarthy

36:42 | May 23rd, 2016

Dr. Christine McCarthy is the Lamont Assistant Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She received her B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Oregon and went on to receive her M.Sc. and PhD in Geological...Show More
345: Investigating Insect Outbreaks with the Help of Citizen Science - Dr. Rob Johns

46:24 | May 16th, 2016

Dr. Rob Johns is a Research Scientist and Forest Insect Ecologist for the Natural Resources Canada Atlantic Forestry Centre. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Biology at the University of New Brunswick and St. Francis Xavier University. Rob received...Show More
344: Comparing the Cognitive Capacity of Canines, Humans, and Other Primates - Dr. Laurie Santos

37:23 | May 9th, 2016

Dr. Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale University. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard and Radcliffe College, and went on to complete her M.A. and Ph.D. in ...Show More
343: A Skilled Scientist Studying Soil Properties, Surveying Technologies, Taxonomy, and more - Dr. David Weindorf

42:13 | May 2nd, 2016

Dr. David C. Weindorf is the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, as well as Professor and BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. ...Show More
342: Making Delectable Discoveries on the Evolution of Specialization in Insect Diets - Dr. Stephen Heard

44:59 | Apr 25th, 2016

Dr. Stephen Heard is Professor of Biology at the University of New Brunswick. He received his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and his PhD in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, Steve conducted postdoctoral resear...Show More
341: Understanding Pollinators and Pests to Promote Optimal Crop Management - Dr. Matt O'Neal

1:00:45 | Apr 18th, 2016

Dr. Matt O'Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Iowa State University. He received his B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Entomology from the University of Illinois. Matt served as a Peace Corps Volunteer between those two degrees. After his mast...Show More
340: A Pathway to Success: Studying Signal Transduction in Cancer and Other Diseases - Dr. Lewis Cantley

42:50 | Apr 11th, 2016

Dr. Lewis Cantley is the Director of the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College as well as the Stanton Clinical Cancer Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is also Professor of Cancer Biology in Medicine and Professor in Oncolog...Show More
339: Researching RNA Regulation of Reproduction in Plants - Dr. Blake Meyers

42:07 | Apr 4th, 2016

Dr. Blake Meyers is a Member Principal Investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and a Professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. He received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago, and went on...Show More
338: Industrious Scientist Developing Dynamic RNA-Based Diagnostics for Disease - Dr. Dave Messina

37:59 | Mar 28th, 2016

Dr. Dave Messina is the Chief Operating Officer at Cofactor Genomics. He completed his undergraduate training in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received his MA in Genetics from Washington University School of Medicine. Dave work...Show More
337: Chatting with a Connoisseur of Dolphin Communication and Cognition - Dr. Denise Herzing

32:24 | Mar 21st, 2016

Dr. Denise Herzing is Director and Founder of a non-profit scientific research organization called The Wild Dolphin Project, as well as an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biological and Psychological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. She rece...Show More
336: Exciting Developments in Our Knowledge of Cortical Circuit Formation in the Mammalian Brain - Dr. Franck Polleux

44:25 | Mar 14th, 2016

Dr. Franck Polleux is a Professor of Neuroscience and member of the Zuckerman Mind, Brain, Behavior Institute at Columbia University. He completed his undergraduate degree as well as his PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Claude Bernard in Lyon...Show More
335: Shining a Light on the Regulation of Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease - Dr. Russell Foster

38:05 | Mar 7th, 2016

Dr. Russell Foster is Professor and Chair of Circadian Neuroscience, Supernumerary Fellow in Circadian Neuroscience, Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, a Nicholas Kurti Senior Fellow, Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Head of...Show More
334: Diving Deep into Machine Learning to Read the Human Genome and Understand the Effects of Mutations - Dr. Brendan Frey

32:07 | Feb 29th, 2016

Dr. Brendan Frey is the President and CEO of Deep Genomics. He is also Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, and the Department of Computer Science at the University o...Show More
333: Investigating Insidious Insects in the Field of Agricultural Pest Management - Dr. Erin Hodgson

42:11 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Dr. Erin Hodgson is an Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist at Iowa State University. She received her undergraduate training in Biology and Botany and her M.S. in Entomology from North Dakota State University. Erin was awarded her Ph.D. in...Show More
332: Creating Cutting-Edge Surgical Simulations - Dr. Roger Smith

49:46 | Feb 15th, 2016

Dr. Roger Smith is the Chief Technology Officer for the Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement at Florida Hospital. He is also Graduate Faculty at the University of Central Florida, and President of Simulation First. Roger received his B.S. in App...Show More
331: Hunting for Answers to Explain Unexpected Chimpanzee Behaviors and Tool Use - Dr. Jill Pruetz

45:36 | Feb 8th, 2016

Dr. Jill Pruetz is a Professor of Anthropology at Iowa State University and a National Geographic Society Emerging Explorer. In addition, Jill is the founder of the non-profit organization NeighborApe that she founded in 2008. She received her BA in ...Show More
330: Driving the Field Forward by Combining Chemistry and Nanotechnology to Study Nanocars, Graphene Synthesis, and More! - Dr. Jim Tour

47:28 | Feb 1st, 2016

Dr. Jim Tour is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Computer Science, and Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University. He is also the founder and principal of NanoJtech Consultants, LLC, which perform...Show More
329: Feeding Our Understanding of the Benefits of Bacteria in Human Health - Dr. Maria Marco

35:57 | Jan 25th, 2016

Dr. Maria Marco is an Associate Professor in The Department of Food Science & Technology at The University of California, Davis. She received her BS at The Pennsylvania State University and her PhD in Microbiology at the University of California, Ber...Show More
328: Mapping Our Genetic Make-Up in the Human Genome Project and Beyond - Dr. Eric Green

51:16 | Jan 18th, 2016

Dr. Eric Green is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He received his B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Washington...Show More
327: Changing How We Think About Cancer by Revealing the Critical Role of Context in Tissue Specificity - Dr. Mina Bissell

1:09:57 | Jan 11th, 2016

Dr. Mina Bissell is a Distinguished Scientist in the Life Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She received her B.A. in Chemistry from Radcliffe College and a M.Sc. in Bacteriology and Biochemistry as well as a Ph.D. in Mic...Show More
326: Combining Chemistry and Biology in Search of the Solution for How Cell Surface Interactions Contribute to Human Health and Disease - Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi

53:53 | Jan 4th, 2016

Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and Radiology at Stanford University. She is also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Carolyn received her...Show More
325: Using a Keen Eye to Decode Colorful Communication in Butterflies and Jumping Spiders - Dr. Nathan Morehouse

52:51 | Dec 28th, 2015

Dr. Nathan Morehouse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and was awarded a PhD in Biology from Arizona State Universit...Show More
324: Dynamic Ecologist Examining Interactions Between Desert Plants and Animals - Dr. Christopher Lortie

48:42 | Dec 21st, 2015

Dr. Chris Lortie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at York University. He received his B.Sc. in Biology, Bachelor’s of Education, and master’s degrees from Queen’s University and was awarded a PhD in Botany from the University of...Show More
323: Bringing to Light the Benefits of Bacteria and the Connections Between Health and the Human Microbiome - Dr. Patrick Schloss

52:57 | Dec 14th, 2015

Dr. Patrick Schloss is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan. After completing his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, Pat stayed on to receive his PhD. Both degrees were in Bio...Show More
322: Creating 3D Structures in Culture to Study Tissues and Organ Development - Dr. Celeste Nelson

35:22 | Dec 7th, 2015

Dr. Celeste Nelson is an Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, as well as Molecular Biology at Princeton University. She is also a Member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Breast Cancer Research and Cancer Me...Show More
321: Investigating How Bacteria Can Affect Host Behavior and Protect from Pathogens - Dr. Jeremy Brownlie

36:44 | Nov 30th, 2015

Dr. Jeremy Brownlie is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Natural Sciences at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, as well as Secretary of Science and Technology Australia. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Genetics from The Au...Show More
320: Dedicating His Attention to Cognitive Disorders in the Clinic, the Classroom, and through Conducting Research - Dr. Kenneth Heilman

47:47 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Dr. Kenneth Heilman is the James E. Rooks, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is also Director of the Memory Disorders Clinics, the Center for Neuropsychological Studies...Show More
319: Hooked on Researching Marine Coastal Ecosystems and Fish Abundance - Dr. Joel Fodrie

41:21 | Nov 16th, 2015

Dr. Joel Fodrie is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences and Department of Marine Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate training in Biology and History from the University of N...Show More
318: Science in Bloom: Studying Floral Development and Evolution - Dr. Chelsea Specht

44:21 | Nov 9th, 2015

Dr. Chelsea Specht is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Plant and Microbial Biology and also Integrative Biology, as well as the Curator of monocots at the Jepson Herbaria at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.A. Fr...Show More
317: Keeping Your Brain in the Game: Creating Interventions to Optimize Cognition - Dr. Adam Gazzaley

41:52 | Nov 2nd, 2015

Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry and the Founding Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Adam is also Co-Founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interacti...Show More
316: Driving Drug Development Through Synthesizing Molecules with Specific Structures - Douglass Taber

41:34 | Oct 26th, 2015

Dr. Douglass F. Taber is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. He received his B.S.in Chemistry from Stanford University and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University. Douglass c...Show More
315: Understanding How Natural Selection Drives Diversity, Adaptation, and Design - Dr. Ryan Martin

46:13 | Oct 19th, 2015

Dr. Ryan Martin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University. He received a B.S. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California, Santa Cruz and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biology from the Univers...Show More
314: Expressing Her Creativity Making Epigenetic Machinery and Designing Biological Devices - Dr. Karmella Haynes

39:26 | Oct 12th, 2015

Dr. Karmella Haynes is an Assistant Professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. She is also a senior judge for the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition. She recei...Show More
313: Studying Sea Worms and Discovering New Species - Dr. Pat Hutchings

38:53 | Oct 5th, 2015

Dr. Pat Hutchings is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Museum Research Institute. She received her B.Sc. with Special Honors from Queen Mary's College of the University of London and her Ph.D. and D.Sc. in reproductive biology o...Show More
312: Having Fun Studying the Fundamental Mechanisms of Nuclear Transport in Cells - Dr. Patrick Lusk

45:58 | Sep 28th, 2015

Dr. Patrick Lusk is an Assistant Professor of Cell Biology at Yale University. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of Alberta and went on to conduct postdoctoral research at The Rockefeller University before accepting h...Show More
311: A Botanist Who Rose to Prominence Studying the Evolution and Diversity of Flowering Plants - Dr. Peter Crane

38:09 | Sep 21st, 2015

Peter Crane is the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Botany at Yale University. Peter received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Afterward,...Show More
310: Decoding Interactions Between Genetic and Environmental Factors in the Development of Autism - Dr. David Beversdorf

45:35 | Sep 14th, 2015

Dr. David Beversdorf is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Psychological Sciences and holds the William and Nancy Thompson Chair of Radiology at the University of Missouri. In addition, David is the Director of the Cognitive Neurosci...Show More
309: Hunting Down Genes that Cause Human Disease - Dr. Wendy Chung

40:13 | Sep 11th, 2015

Dr. Wendy Chung is the Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Director of Clinical Genetics at Columbia University. She received her undergraduate training at Cornell University and went on to receive her PhD in Molecular G...Show More
308: Colliding Particles to Comprehend the Components of Matter - Dr. Jon Butterworth

41:58 | Sep 9th, 2015

Dr. Jon Butterworth is a Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London. He received his B.A. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Particle Physics from the University of Oxford. Afterwards, Jon was hired...Show More
307: The Science Behind the Formation and Future of Human Societies - Dr. Simon DeDeo

58:47 | Sep 7th, 2015

Dr. Simon DeDeo is external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute and Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Complex Systems and in Cognitive Science. He completed his undergraduate studies in Astrophysics at Harvard University and received a Maste...Show More
306: Surgeon and Scientist Studying Signal Transduction in Head and Neck Cancer - Dr. Jennifer Grandis

35:04 | Sep 4th, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Grandis is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research at the University of C...Show More
305: Digging into the Fossil Record to Understand Our Planet’s Past and Aid Present Conservation Efforts - Dr. Michael Archer

1:02:35 | Sep 2nd, 2015

Dr. Michael Archer is a Professor of Paleobiology in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Mike received his undergraduate education from Princeton University in Geology and Biol...Show More
304: Branching Out to Better Understand Evolutionary Relatedness By Examining Phylogenetic Trees - Dr. James O'Dwyer

46:04 | Aug 31st, 2015

Dr. James O'Dwyer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He was awarded a master's degree in Physics from the University of Dur...Show More
303: Expressing His Passion for Science and Bacterial Genetics - Dr. Stanley Maloy

49:36 | Aug 28th, 2015

Dr. Stanley Maloy is Dean of the College of Sciences, Associate Director of the Center for Microbial Sciences, and Professor in Biology at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of ...Show More
302: Dedicating Her Energy to Engineering Solutions to Fuel Our Future - Dr. Susan Krumdieck

54:00 | Aug 26th, 2015

Dr. Susan Krumdieck is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Advanced Energy and Material Systems Lab at the University of Canterbury. She is also Research Leader with the Geothermal Energy Conversion Research Group, Founder of th...Show More
301: Conducting Diverse Research in Macroevolution, Macroecology, and Microbial Biogeography - Dr. Hélène Morlon

34:30 | Aug 24th, 2015

Dr. Hélène Morlon is a Research Scientist with the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Institute of Biology at the Ecole Nomale Supérieure in Paris. She is also affiliated to the Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Biology at t...Show More
300: A Microbiologist Celebrating the Little Things in Life and Science - Dr. Moselio Schaechter

39:45 | Aug 21st, 2015

Dr. Moselio Schaechter is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Tufts University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University, and an Adjuct Professor at the University of California, San Diego. In addition, he is author of the...Show More
299: Designing Devices to Diagnose Deficits in Hearing - Dr. Dennis Barbour

48:51 | Aug 19th, 2015

Dennis is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology, and Otolaryngology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the Founder and President of Bonauria, a company that applies machine learning to create hearing tests. Den...Show More
298: A Scientist Who Acts On Guidance and Ingenuity to Extend Our Understanding of Neural Development - Dr. Brock Grill

40:23 | Aug 17th, 2015

Dr. Brock Grill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida. He received his B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Alberta and was awarded his Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from the...Show More
297: Studying Stress and its Connection with Chronic Pain - Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland

41:51 | Aug 14th, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland is an Associate Professor in the Biobehavioral Health Department at The Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from Cornell University majoring in Psychology and English and went on to receive her M.A. and Ph.D. in ...Show More
296: Forecasting Climate Variability to Improve How We Cope with Change - Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik

35:46 | Aug 12th, 2015

Dr. Benjamin Zaitchik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. Ben received his undergraduate training in Biology at Harvard University and went on to receive his M.S. in Crop and Soil S...Show More
295: Making Critical Connections to Clarify the Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity - Dr. Robert Malenka

58:40 | Aug 10th, 2015

Dr. Robert C. Malenka is the Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Pritzker Laboratory, and Deputy Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University. He received his Bachelor's degree from Har...Show More
294: Fueling Up on Inspiration Investigating How Bacteria Can Facilitate Biofuel Production - Dr. Jan Westpheling

44:50 | Aug 7th, 2015

Dr. Jan Westpheling is a Professor of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. She received her B.S. degree in Microbiology from Purdue University. Jan worked as a  Research Technician at Eli Lilly before go...Show More
293: Running Exciting Experiments in Robotic Locomotion - Dr. David Remy

38:23 | Aug 5th, 2015

Dr. C. David Remy is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a Diploma in Engineering Cybernetics from...Show More
292: Passionately Pursuing Projects on the P53 Tumor Suppressor Protein - Dr. Maureen Murphy

49:54 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Dr. Maureen Murphy is a Professor and Program Leader in the Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program of the Wistar Institute Cancer Center in Philadelphia. She is also the Associate Vice president for Faculty Affairs and Associate Director For Educ...Show More
291: How and Why We Judge the World: The Science of Morality Discussed - Dr. David Pizarro

45:54 | Jul 31st, 2015

Dr. David Pizarro is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Cornell University and Chief Science Officer at BeWorks which applies scientific thinking to marketing and operational challenges in business. He also hosts the Very Bad Wizards podcast tha...Show More
290: Treating Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors - Dr. Wakenda Tyler

32:21 | Jul 29th, 2015

Dr. Wakenda Tyler is an Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Oncology and Metabolic Bone Disease and Adult Reconstruction at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She was awarded her M.D. And M.P.H. from John Hopkins University and completed resi...Show More
289: Speaking Up About Important Topics in Speech Production and Computer-Assisted Communication - Dr. Rupal Patel

43:48 | Jul 27th, 2015

Dr. Rupal Patel is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. She is also Director of the Communication Analysis and Design Laboratory a...Show More
288: Sniffing Out Stimulating Questions in Olfactory Receptor Research - Dr. Stuart Firestein

50:27 | Jul 24th, 2015

Dr. Stuart Firestein is a Professor and Chair in the Department Biological Sciences at Columbia University. He received his B.S. Degree in Biology from San Francisco State University and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Berk...Show More
287: Engineering Solutions to Reduce Risk and Increase Resilience - Dr. Seth Guikema

31:06 | Jul 22nd, 2015

Dr. Seth Guikema is an Associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences...Show More
286: Capturing Creativity and Investigating Improvisation in the Brain - Dr. Heather Berlin

41:25 | Jul 20th, 2015

Dr. Heather Berlin is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Visiting Scholar at the New York Psychoanalytic Society. She received her undergraduate education at the State University o...Show More
285: Serving Those with Disability Through Health Services and Outcomes Research - Dr. Nancy Mayo

42:47 | Jul 17th, 2015

Dr. Nancy Mayo is the James McGill Professor in the Department of Medicine and the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University (Division of Geriatrics and Division of Clinical Epidemiology). In addition, Nancy is a Research Scien...Show More
284: Chemistry is Key: Studying Self Assembly and the Origins of Life - Dr. Lee Cronin

45:41 | Jul 15th, 2015

Dr. Lee Cronin is the Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. He received his Bsc in Pure Chemistry with First Class Honors as well as his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from York University. Afterward, he served as a Research Fellow ...Show More
283: Strategic Scientist Creating Computation Automation and Innovation - Dr. Stephen Wolfram

53:35 | Jul 13th, 2015

Dr. Stephen Wolfram is the Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. In addition, he is the creator of the Wolfram Language, the computational platform Mathematica, and the computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha, as well as the author of the bestsel...Show More
282: Laboring to Understand the Interactions Between Pregnancy and the Immune System - Dr. Elizabeth Bonney

39:10 | Jul 10th, 2015

Dr. Bonney is a Professor and Director of the Research Division in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont. She received her Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minn...Show More
281: Science with Style: Studying Plant Reproductive Biology - Dr. Spencer Barrett

57:59 | Jul 8th, 2015

Dr. Spencer Barrett is the University Professor, Canada Research Chair, and Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Botany from the Univ...Show More
280: Going with the Flow Studying Fluid Dynamics and Animal Locomotion - Dr. David Hu

39:26 | Jul 6th, 2015

David is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Na...Show More
279: Rewarding Research on the Influence of Emotion and Motivation on Learning and Behavior - Dr. Kay Tye

37:26 | Jul 3rd, 2015

Dr. Kay Tye is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her undergraduate degree from MIT in Brai...Show More
278: Cosmic Insights on Dark Matter, the Origins of the Universe, and Issues of Science and Society - Dr. Lawrence Krauss

40:00 | Jul 1st, 2015

Dr. Lawrence Krauss is the Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Department of Physics and the as well as the Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is also an accomplished author wit...Show More
277: Excellent Research Examining Enzymes and Protein Engineering - Dr. Vic Arcus

43:06 | Jun 29th, 2015

Dr. Vic Arcus is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Organic Chemistry from the University of Waikato and his PhD in Molecular Biology from Cambridge. Afte...Show More
276: Restoring a Sense of Hope for People with Hearing Loss Through Research on Hair Cell Regeneration - Dr. Jim Hudspeth

47:44 | Jun 26th, 2015

Jim is the F.M. Kirby Professor at The Rockefeller University, and he leads the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience there. In addition, he is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Jim received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, as well a...Show More
275: Conducting Research on Old Stars that has Universal Appeal - Dr. Anna Frebel

43:33 | Jun 24th, 2015

Dr. Anna Frebel is the Silverman Family Career Development Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her PhD from the Australian National University's Mt. Stromlo Observatory for which she was awarded the C...Show More
274: Making Great Strides in Understanding Locomotion: From Little Lizards to Robotic Rattlesnakes - Dr. Daniel Goldman

47:40 | Jun 22nd, 2015

Dr. Daniel Goldman is an Associate Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of Texas, Austin and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley. Dan has...Show More
273: Tales of Ion Detection: The Making of a Mass Spectrometry Mastermind - Dr. Charles Hohenberg

44:15 | Jun 19th, 2015

Charles is a Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and has been on the faculty at Washington University since 1970. Charles has received many awards and ...Show More
272: Synthesizing Chemistry and Physics in Her Studies of Soft Matter and Self-Assembly - Dr. Kate McGrath

50:31 | Jun 17th, 2015

Dr. Kate McGrath is the Vice-Provost of Research at Victoria University of Wellington and the Director of The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, a New Zealand Government funded Centre of Research Excellence. Kate is also ...Show More
271: Bringing a Structured Approach to Our Understanding of Degeneration in the Aging Brain - Dr. Greg Petsko

40:42 | Jun 15th, 2015

Dr. Greg Petsko is the Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as the Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Che...Show More
270: Studying the Sea through Shells, Skeletons, and Sediments - Dr. Abby Smith

39:23 | Jun 12th, 2015

Dr. Abby Smith is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago. She Received her B.A. Degree in Geology and Biology from Colby College, her M.S. Degree in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences fr...Show More
269: Contemplating Community Connectivity and Conservation in Coral Reefs - Dr. Josh Drew

41:17 | Jun 10th, 2015

Dr. Josh Drew is a Lecturer in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology and Director M.A. in Conservation Biology Program at Columbia University. He received his M.S. degree in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Public Policy from ...Show More
268: Clearing Out Brain Clutter: A Glimpse into the Glymphatic System - Dr. Jeff Iliff

45:07 | Jun 8th, 2015

Dr. Jeff Iliff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University...Show More
267: Directing Our Eyes to the Skies with Stellar Infrared Images of Asteroids, Comets, and Stars - Dr. Amy Mainzer

40:23 | Jun 5th, 2015

Dr. Amy Mainzer is a Senior Research Scientist and the Principle Investigator for the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Near E...Show More
266: Having a Blast Studying Magma Crystals to Understand Volcanic Eruptions - Dr. Erik Klemetti

43:17 | Jun 3rd, 2015

Dr. Erik Klemetti is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Denison University. He received his Bachelor's degree in History and Geosciences from Williams College and his PhD in Geology from Oregon State University. He worked as a Laboratory Resear...Show More
265: Investigating Important Interactions Between Molecules and Membrane Proteins - Dr. Olaf Andersen

1:07:17 | Jun 1st, 2015

Dr. Olaf Andersen is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Director of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City. He was awarded his MD from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark...Show More
264: Cracking the Climate Code - Deciphering Signatures in Geologic and Hydrologic Records to Model Climate Variability - Dr. Gavin Schmidt

42:30 | May 29th, 2015

Dr. Gavin Schmidt is the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Principal Investigator of the ModelE Earth System Model there. He received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from University College London. Afterward, he went on to c...Show More
263: Professor Applying Principles of Physics to Biological Systems - Dr. Sonya Bahar

53:36 | May 27th, 2015

Dr. Sonya Bahar is a Professor of Biophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as well as Director of the Center for Neurodynamics at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She received her B.S. degree in Physics from Drexel University and h...Show More
262: Getting to the Root of Plant-Activated Carcinogens and Environmental Mutagenesis - Dr. Jim Gentile

39:18 | May 25th, 2015

James M. Gentile is the Dean for Natural and Applied Sciences at Hope College and the past President of Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a Tucson, AZ-based foundation dedicated to science since 1912. Jim received his Master's and PhD in ...Show More
261: Researching Relationships and How They Impact Mental Health and Learning in Children - Dr. Jennifer Jenkins

42:59 | May 22nd, 2015

Dr. Jennifer Jenkins is the Atkinson Chair of Early Child Development and Education and the Interim Academic Director of the Frazer Mustard Institute of Human Development at the University of Toronto. She received her Bachelor's degree in Development...Show More
260: Studying How Synapses Sustain Signaling to Process Sound - Dr. Samuel Young

52:23 | May 20th, 2015

Dr. Samuel M. Young, Jr. is an Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader of Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, Florida. He received his PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology a...Show More
259: Developing The Lens for Transparency in Innovation - Dr. Richard Jefferson

1:01:09 | May 18th, 2015

Dr. Richard Jefferson is the Chief Executive Officer of an independent, non-profit institute called Cambia. He is also Professor of Science, Technology & Law at Queensland University of Technology and Director of an open, public innovation resource c...Show More
258: The Brains Behind Analyses of Substance Abuse and Addiction - Dr. Oné Pagán

40:37 | May 15th, 2015

Dr. Oné Pagán is an Associate Professor of Biology at West Chester University. He received his Bachelor's degree in General Sciences and his Master's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Puerto Rico. Oné then received his PhD in Pharmacology...Show More