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
Interviewee: Dr. Katja Hansen, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Laboratory of Dr. Stirling Churchman), Harvard Medical School Interviewer: Chris Rota, PhD Student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · The Mysterious Mitochondria: More Than Just A Power Source? You might remember the mitochondria from biology class as the engine that produces the energy that cells (the smallest known units of life) need … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: The Mysterious Mitochondria
Interviewee: Dr. Marc Schmidt, Professor of Biology, University of Pennsylvania Interviewer: Hope Merens, PhD Student in the Biological Sciences, Harvard University Pint-Sized Science · Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs? Have you ever wondered how a songbird knows the song that it sings? How successful are different songs at attracting female songbirds, and how do females decide what songs they like? What are … Continue reading Pint-Sized Science: How do songbirds learn their songs?