Beyond the Microscope - A podcast featuring women in STEM

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A podcast featuring the voices of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

29 épisodes

17 mai 2019 - 00:27:51
Hi folks! Ever thought about genetic testing? Curious about your family tree? Well, look no further. In our latest episode we chat with Dr. Jamaica Perry, Senior Product Scientist and Manager of the Clinical Health Team at 23andMe. Join us as we talk about those genetic reports you get, the future of genetics for the average person and working with the FDA.
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26 avril 2019 - 00:25:35
Guess what? We’ve got another great episode to share with you all, our loyal listeners. Today’s guest is Dr. Joy Wolfram, who heads the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Her work uses nanotechnoloy and nanomedicine to develop new strategies for the treatment of disease. Join us as we chat about her research and past experience as an Amgen scholar.
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22 mars 2019 - 00:30:12
Loyal listeners, we’ve reached 50 episodes! It’s been a long and fun journey over these last few years, and we’re not done yet. We’ve got a ton of interviews coming up with some amazing women, and we’re kicking off our 50th interview with Dr. Christie Canaria, the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center Program Director. Christie also manages Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH, an entrepreneurial training program designed to support teams at NIH-funded small businesses overcome key obstacles along the path of innovation and commercialization. Want to learn more? Grab a cup of tea and give this episode a listen!
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24 octobre 2018 - 00:29:25
Dearest loyal listeners, we’re back with a brand new episode! We’re excited for a new batch of episodes and fantastic STEM ladies, including today’s guest, Dr. Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate at 3M. Dr. Seth has a Ph.D in chemical engineering and spends her time at 3M promoting science. Join us as we discuss her early careers in diaper technology and sustainability, and how we have a big task ahead of us to educate people on how science impacts our daily lives.    
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7 février 2017 - 00:19:25
Salutations! It’s time to celebrate another fantastic lady in STEM with our latest episode. Today’s guest is Dr. Victoria Richmond, a mechanical and aerospace engineer at the Harris Corporation. We chat satellites, antennas and …. pantyhose. It’s not as weird as you think. We promise.
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26 avril 2017 - 00:35:43
Once, upon this same earth, beneath this same sun, long before you, before the ape and the elephant as well, before the wolf, the bison, the whale, before the mammoth and the mastodon… was the time of the dinosaurs. – The Land Before Time, aka best movie ever. We’re back for another round of science-y goodness. Today’s episode explores the Bureau of Land Management with ReBecca Hunt-Foster, a District Paleontologist in Moab, Utah. ReBecca helps visitors and researchers dig for dinosaurs in a fossil-rich part of the United States. One thing we’ve learned … steer clear of dinosaur bone jewelry. But don’t worry, unlike Land Before Time, this episode will not make you cry!
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1 août 2017 - 00:25:54
Deer-ly beloved, we are gathered here today to listen to the wonderful Christina Prokopenko, a PhD student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. From the computer screen in the lab to tromping through the forests, Christina studies wolf-ungulate predator-prey dynamics. Join us for a discussion on wolves, elk, and math!
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19 décembre 2017 - 00:32:13
Happy Tuesday, dearest listeners! We’ve got a brand new space-centric episode with Dr. Tracy Becker, a postdoctoral fellow at the Southwest Research Institute working in space science. Join us for a chat about UV light, the Cassini spacecraft, and the wonders of Europa. We should add, we talked to Tracy before Cassini said its final farewell. But not to worry, we chatted about what you do after your source of date flies off into space.  
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12 avril 2018 - 00:34:50
Today’s guest is a bit of a Jack (Jill?) of all trades. Claire L. Evans is a writer, musician, and life-long tech nerd. She’s the author of Broad Band, a book that talks about the women visionaries and technology experts who helped shape the internet. Join for a fascinating discussion on women, history, and computers. No reading homework required before listening. P.S. Check out her band Yacht!
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21 février 2017 - 00:36:23
If you’re prone to giggling about the human body, prepare yourself. Today’s guest is Dr. Amy Karlsson, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland. (Go Terps!) Learn about her work in protein engineering as we delve into the world of e. coli and yeast. Oh, and be sure to stick around for the best (worst?) pizza story ever. We should note that since this is, you know, a science podcast we actually talk about science-y things like human anatomy. So consider yourself warned that in this episode we discuss human genitalia and why it shouldn’t be taboo to talk about it.
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9 mai 2017 - 00:46:38
Birds do it, bees do it, and fish…. Fish definitely do it. Today’s episode features marine biologist Dr. Marah Hardt (@Marahh2o). Marah is the research director at Future of Fish, a nonprofit incubator working to create business solutions to ocean challenges. She is also the author of Sex in the Sea, an awesome book about the mating habits and sexual quirks of marine life. Join us for a chat about sustainability, lobster sex, and whale genitalia… It’s fin-tastic. Reel-y! P.S. If you like our show, please consider giving us a rating and review on iTunes. And tell all of your friends. Thanks!
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20 septembre 2017 - 00:23:19
Dearest friends, we’re back with another episode! (Did you miss us?) With all the crazy weather going on these days, we thought we’d talk to someone who knows all about the atmosphere. Radar systems engineer Felisha Lawrence joins us for a chat about her job (well… what she’s allowed to say) at Northrop Grumman. We talk about atmospheric science, clouds, and how many times her friends ask her to predict the weather. Come for the radar, stay for the diplomatic crisis that could come from manipulating clouds.
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10 janvier 2018 - 00:21:00
Happy New Year, loyal listeners! Farewell 2017, and good riddance. We’re starting off 2018 with Adriana Bankston an PhD who works on science policy. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Future of Research, an organization interested in improving the structure of academic science. Adriana has a PhD in biology from Emory and was a postdoc at the University of Louisville. Join us for a discussion on postdoc policies, how universities can do better and what the future holds in store for academia.
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26 juin 2018 - 00:34:56
After a much-too-long break we are finally back with another episode. Thanks for being patient! This episode is a fun one. We talk to Dr. Joanne Kamens, the executive director of Addgene. Addgene is a non-profit repository that was created to help scientists share plasmids. When scientists publish research papers, they deposit their associated plasmids at Addgene. Then, when other scientists read the publication, they have easy access to the plasmids needed to conduct future experiments. Joanne is also the founding member of the Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). Join us for this chat about biology, research, technology and running the ‘Amazon for plasmids.’
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8 mars 2017 - 00:30:48
Space lovers, we have a fun new episode for you today! If you’ve been following NASA’s recent announcement about seven earth-sized planets around a single star, you might recognize the name Sara Seager. Dr. Seager is a professor of astronomy at MIT and expert in exoplanets. We recorded this podcast two days before the discovery made headlines, and thought you all deserved to hear this. So, sit back and listen as we talk aliens, planets, and… cooking.
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10 janvier 2017 - 00:31:39
It’s a new year (finally!) and we’re kicking off 2017 with an episode to keep you healthy. Take a dive into the world of industrial hygiene. What is that, you ask? Let Nikki McCullough tell you! She’s the Global Technical Services and Regulatory Manager for 3M’s Personal Safety Division. Nikki tells us about all the research, design and planning that goes into making those filtration masks fit with your hard hat. Also, learn how to survive an ebola outbreak or the zombie apocalypse in the office.* *Sort of.
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14 juin 2017 - 00:44:37
It’s sweltering here on the east coast, and we could really gopher a lemonade. Get it? Gopher? … Animal lovers, this episode’s for you. Today’s guest is Dr. Jennifer Hausmann. Jen is an Associate Veterinarian at the Denver Zoo, and has so many fluffy, adorable stories to share. Join us for a chat about working at a zoo, hyena stitches, and baby giraffes. Oh, oobee doo I wanna be like you I wanna walk like you Talk like you, too
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28 mars 2017 - 00:25:06
Order in the court! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) We’ve got a special episode today for all you STEM/legal nerds. Our guest is Rachel Sachs, an Associate Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Rachel works at the intersection of patent law and health law. Listen as we discuss EpiPens, genetic testing, and supreme court cases.
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10 octobre 2017 - 00:36:59
Hi friends! We have a fun new episode today with guest Amy Strauss, a PhD student in organismic and evolutionary biology at UMass Amherst. Amy studies bird songs in sparrows. Listen in as we discuss acoustics, Darwin’s finches, and tone-deaf birdies.
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28 juin 2017 - 00:26:53
Get ready for another out of this world episode! Dr. Adrienn Luspay-Kuti is a research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute. She joins us for a discussion about Saturn’s moons, simulation chambers, and the outer planets. Don’t forget the part where she built a simulator of the atmosphere of Titan in her lab. P.S. If you like our show, please consider giving us a rating and review on iTunes. And tell all of your friends. Thanks!
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