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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6 septembre 2018 - 00:00:00
We’re back!!! We’ve had a crazy summer of travel, work, moving and all sort of other life events but we’ve finally gotten back into the groove of things. And that means new episodes! This week we’ve got a conversation with science writer Abby Olena. She talks about her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology, zebrafish and how, for her, the pen is mightier than the microscope. Take a listen and get inspired about science and how important science communication is!  
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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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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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14 mars 2018 - 00:34:30
It’s Pi Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a brand new episode. Today’s guest is Dr. Wendy Brown (@TheWendyRed), a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Irvine studying tissue engineering. She got her Ph.D at UC Davis and, while working on her degree, Wendy was also a professional NFL cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders. As if that weren’t enough, she’s also a part of Project MERCCURI, a joint team of scientists who study microbes on the International Space Station. No biggie. Join us for a chat about cartilage, cheerleading, and… sheep skin. It’s a baa-ewe-tiful listen!
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15 février 2018 - 00:29:20
Gather ’round, guys and gills! (See what I did there?) We have a brand new episode featuring shark researcher Melissa Cristina Marquez. Melissa is the founder of The Fins United Initiative, which is a shark, skate, ray and chimaera education and conservation program aiming to unite fin lovers worldwide. She’s also given a TedX talk on “Sharks and Female Scientists: More Alike Than You Think” We chat about the awesomeness of marine life, swimming with the sharks, tagging skates, rays, and chimaeras and, of course, Sharknado. And yes, she does have a favorite shark, and no they’re really not going to kill you. Settle in for a fin-tastic time!  
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25 janvier 2018 - 00:42:30
Hi folks! Get ready for a fun new episode with Dr. Tracy Fanara (@inspectorplanet). Tracy has a Ph.D in Environmental Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and is an expert on hydrology, civil design and sustainable development. She manages the environmental health program at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FL. So if you’ve ever been to Florida during red tide, you’ve probably heard some of her information and outreach. You also might also recognize her from The Science Channel’s Mythbusters: The Search.We discuss her experience on reality science TV, red tide, hurricane flooding and how likely Mumu is to fall into a sinkhole.
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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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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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6 décembre 2017 - 00:32:10
G’day mates! Today’s guest is Dr. Megan Sebben. She’s a project officer at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian federal government agency for scientific research. But that’s a new gig for her. When we chatted with Megan, she was working as a hydrogeologist and groundwater modeller in Melbourne at the environmental sciences firm CDM Smith. Join us as we talk about water shortages, climate change and science communication. Oh and pet rocks.
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8 novembre 2017 - 00:31:39
Aviation fans, rejoice! In today’s episode, we enter Mumu’s wheelhouse (propeller-house?) with a chat with The Drone Girl, Sally French. Actually, it’s Lindsay’s wheelhouse too. Sally is a journalist, blogger and all-around drone fanatic. We dig in to the latest FAA rules for pilots and flying, how drone tech has changed over the years and whether Amazon will be delivering by drone anytime soon. And maybe the best part, we declare a future of drone racing and obstacle courses, complete with nerf guns. Enjoy! Bonus video: Check out the kind of journalism that can be done with drones.
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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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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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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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12 juillet 2017 - 00:01:52
Summer doldrums got you down? Power up with a quick (micro)bio from Stephanie Sheppard, a transmission planning engineer at PECO Energy. It’s short and sweet (much like myself). We should also give a shout out to Stephanie for inviting us to present at PECO’s Engineer’s Day last month.  
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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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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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