Emily Egan is a Research Associate in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. Her research in Dr. Steve Blacklow’s lab focuses on the Notch signaling pathway, which is involved in many biological processes from development to cancer. In addition to her research, Dr. Egan helps to make sure the Blacklow lab operations run smoothly. In this interview, Emily describes … Continue reading Episode 18: Scientists at Home: CRISPR, COVID, and Kids
In this episode of our Scientists at Home series, Professor Iain Cheeseman (Professor of Biology, MIT and Whitehead Institute) talks about how he adapted to the new normal and juggled his various responsibilities — his family, research group, and undergraduate class. He explains the importance of creating a sense of community while being physically distanced, and some positive changes that the pandemic brought about. You … Continue reading Episode 17: Scientist at Home: Social distancing without social isolation
The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 has changed the world and altered all of our lives. In this series of episodes titled “Scientist at Home” we present narratives of life and research during the pandemic from scientists and academics across a broad range of disciplines and stages of their careers. We hope in hearing these narratives you’ll feel a sense of camaraderie … Continue reading Episode 16: Scientist at Home: Series Intro
Interviewee: Dr. Venki Murthy, Raymond Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University Interviewers: Ana-Andreea Stoica (Ph.D. student in Computer Science, Columbia University) and Anastasia Repouliou (Ph.D. student in Molecular Biology, Harvard University) Pint-Sized Science · How’s It Smelling? What really is our sense of smell? Why is it important but difficult to study? What happens when we lose it, for … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How’s It Smelling?
Here we discuss the science behind the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, their development, and mechanisms of action. Featuring: Melis Tekant, Chad Stein, and Samantha Tracy Produced by: Melis Tekant, Chad Stein, Edward Chen, Samantha Tracy and A. Delphine Tripp Continue reading Episode 15: COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines
Science is part of our daily lives, it’s even in our kitchens! Here, we discuss the science of fermentation – from sour dough to sauerkraut. Listen in! Featuring: Delphine Tripp and Sharon Spivak Continue reading Episode 14: Science at Home – Fermentation
The 2020 Nobel Chemistry Prize goes to Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier for CRISPR! We discuss the technology, its history, and the patent war over it. Featuring: Melis Tekant, Chad Stein, Wei Li, Delphine Tripp, Edward Chen, and Jordan Jensen Continue reading Episode 13: CRISPR Update – The Nobel Edition
Interviewee: Dr. Jessica Ray, Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington Interviewer: Emily Kerr, PhD Candidate in Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water What happens when the rain dissolves potentially dangerous metals, organic chemicals, and other contaminants after a storm? In this episode of the Pint-Sized … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: Keeping It Clean: Engineering New Ways To Remove Toxic Contaminants From Storm Water
Interviewee: Hernan Garcia, Assistant Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley Interviewer: Jonathan Jackson, PhD student in Biophysics, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · How do cells decide what to be when they grow up? How does a single cell give rise to a complicated organism? What controls how a DNA blueprint can give rise to so many different cell behaviors … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How do cells decide what to be when they grow up?
Interviewee: Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California Davis Interviewer: Valentina Lagomarsino, PhD Candidate in the Biological Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Episode 3- Dr. Veronica Martinez Cerdeno In this episode of the Pint-Sized Science Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Verónica Martínez-Cerdeño, a professor at UC Davis whose research is focused on improving our basic understanding of how … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: Science and Society