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This podcast lifts the veil on all topics related to STEM in academia: research, teaching, writing, speaking, and other professional topics. Darren Lipomi is a professor of nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and materials science at UC San Diego. He obtained his PhD in chemistry from Harvard in 2010 (w/ George Whitesides) and was a postdoc at Stanford in chemical engineering from '10-'12 (w/ Zhenan Bao). He is a recipient of the PECASE and became full professor in 2019. Thanks to NSF CBE ...
 
As a PhD (in training), you face unique money challenges that stem from your low stipend/salary during your years of graduate school and postdoc training. Listen here for the hard-won financial wisdom of your fellow graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs. From budgeting and frugality to investing and debt repayment, this podcast is your higher education in personal finance.
 
So you have a PhD or trying to get one. But what are YOU going to do with THAT? Danni Reches, a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa interviews young researchers and scholars to learn about their process, their success stories, obstacles and the way they overcame them. And everything is over a glass of Amaretto. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Is there a Canon of Digitization? What are the ideas, theories and concepts suitable to understand the so called digitization? Where to turn and what to read when trying to tackle what constitutes digital media, their dynamics, their effects and their history? For those interested in the theory and history of media there is no canon of the essential readings on digital media and digitization. The Digitallaut Podcast aims to provide such a resource. Instead of compiling and editing a canonica ...
 
ThePostdocWay was created to provide an interactive space for social exchange between postdoctoral scholars. Our mission is to foster a sense of community by addressing issues related to the 'postdoc experience' and providing practical solutions. This objective is facilitated by engaging in original discussions focused on career development and exploration.
 
Are you searching for great stories to ignite your curiosity, teach you to perform better in life and career, inspire your mind, and make you laugh along the way? In this science podcast, Dr. Marie McNeely introduces you to the brilliant researchers behind the latest scientific discoveries. Join us as they share their greatest failures, most staggering successes, candid career advice, and what drives them forward in life and science. Our website with show notes]] Greetings science fans! We’r ...
 
Cohort Sistas is a digital network that supports Black women pursuing research doctorates by providing resources, mentorship, and community. Hosted by Cohort Sistas founder Dr. Ijeoma Kola, the Cohort Sistas Podcast brings to life the stories, struggles, and successes of Black women with doctoral degrees and their lives beyond the degree. If you are interested in joining the Cohort Sistas community or you’re looking for more information on how to support or partner with Cohort Sistas, please ...
 
Join us, Mari, a Latina soil scientist from Massachusetts, and Yan, an Asian chemist from California, on our graduate trek towards a Ph.D. and beyond. A podcast on the interface of science, socio-political discourse, activism, and intimate life journeys. #CornellAlumni #PhDLife #NSFGRFP #WeAreMcNair
 
The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) presents the Neurosalience podcast. In this series of interviews you’ll discover the latest developments in techniques for measuring brain structure and function. You’ll hear about how these tools can provide insight into the function of the brain from childhood to old age, and why these normal processes may be affected in neurological and psychiatric conditions. For more information on the speakers, and to read more communications from OHBM, s ...
 
SIT'N Listen is a production of Science in the News - a graduate student run organization at Harvard University committed to (1) bridging the communication gap between scientists and the rest of the world and (2) catalyzing discussions between scientists, other experts and enthusiasts. Here at SITN we bring scientists to you! Listen in.
 
“Careers in the Public Humanities” is a podcast exploring the broad range of positions and prospects open to humanities scholars beyond the tenure track. Produced by graduate students in the URI English Department, each episode features an interview with a scholar in the humanities who uses their disciplinary knowledge in unique ways. The series aims to inspire current and prospective graduate students to embrace cross-disciplinary learning and to consider engaging in research that serves di ...
 
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You know it. You love it. It’s mailbag time! We answer real listener questions, plus a few questions no one is asking! Make it Meaningful The first question comes from Lexi, who is trying to choose between a PhD program that is ‘pure fun’, and one that will have broader impacts: I will be applying […] The post 160. Mailbag – Finding A Postdoc Overs…
 
Dr. Vic Arcus is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. In the lab, Vic works as a biochemist to understand the function of enzymes both within and outside of cells. Lately, he has also been studying the evolution of enzymes. Vic's interests outside of science include music and exercise. He is an amateur tri…
 
Michael Breakspear, Ph.D. is a physicist and psychiatrist and the leader of the Systems Neuroscience and Translational Neuroimaging Group at the Hunter Medical Research Institute at the University of Newcastle in Australia. In this wide ranging discussion, Peter talks to Michael about his motivations for dynamic modeling of the brain and how his re…
 
You may not have heard of today’s guest but, if you’re active on social media, you’re likely to encounter her work. Dr. Dominiqua Griffin is the Co-founder and CEO of Black Women PhDs, which bridges the formal and informal spaces for Black women along their doctoral journey. There’s plenty of focus on the challenges of pursuing doctoral and post-do…
 
Dr. Jennifer Graham-Engeland is an Associate Professor in the Biobehavioral Health Department at The Pennsylvania State University. Jennifer investigates how psychological stress affects physical health. Though there are some instances where stress can be beneficial, severe or chronic stress can be harmful and debilitating. Jennifer’s research has …
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Michelle Thompson, who has had multiple careers as a lawyer, an adjunct, and now a coach and business owner. Michelle observed her mother's terror and her father's avoidance regarding money and combined the two in her own adulthood. Emily and Michelle discuss the financial struggle of earning a low stipend as a…
 
Carina Clingman, PhD is a Principal and Founder of Recruitomics Biotalent Consulting, a biotechnology hiring and recruitment agency based in Cambridge, MA. Carina originally trained as a biochemist, earning her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. At Recruitomics, she leverages her expe…
 
Dr. Ahmad Hariri is Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University, where he is also the Director of the Laboratory of NeuroGenetics. He was recently the senior author of an important paper that received attention in the field and from the popular media. This paper, published in the journal Psychological Science in 2020, with first autho…
 
Everyone wants to wake up in the morning with a strong sense of purpose, but carving out a career path that matches both your skillset and your area of interest can be incredibly challenging. Today’s guest, Dr. Kilan Ashad-Bishop, is a biomedical scientist who received her Ph.D. in cancer biology from the University of Miami. In this episode, we sp…
 
This is a highly personal, idiosyncratic, unrehearsed talk I gave to my own research group on scientific publication and peer review, when I was on the verge of 100 papers. I hesitated a long time in posting this, but I think it accurately represents my thinking on society vs. for-profit journals, the value-add of publishing, the harm done by carel…
 
Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng is Director of the Center for Hearing Research and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Sciences and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. The goal of Fan-Gang's work is to help people with hearing impairments hear better. He does this using an electroni…
 
This is the full version of my thoughts on choosing a grad school and a PI/lab. I gave this talk for the American Chemical Society East Bay California Section and the American Women in Science virtual seminar series, and the organizer was kind enough to let me repost my side of the presentation, here. The Q&A topics are as follows: 26:56 If the cha…
 
Imagine a tennis ball dropped on cement – it immediately bounces back to your hand. Now imagine dropping that same ball on a sandy beach. The bounce of a tennis ball on pavement is a form of resilience, but it’s important to note that resilience is not just an inherent property of the ball. Context […] The post 159. Cultivating Resilience w/ Adina …
 
The final episode of season 2 presents our host (Danni) and producer (Ido) gathering together to talk about some of the highlights of the season. They talk about their favorite answers to the opening questions, the diversity of the guests, inspiring guests, important topics that came up during the episodes, and do some brainstorming about their pla…
 
While pursuing a career as a medical doctor is a common and effective way to provide people with the care that they need, it is certainly not the only way to do so. In today’s episode, we speak with Dr. Morine Cebert-Gaitors, who completed her Ph.D. in Nursing from Duke University School of Nursing and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Uni…
 
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 the Collège de France. Hélène studies biodiversity and is interested in understanding questions like …
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Judy Chan, a PhD and staff member at the University of British Columbia. As a child of immigrants to Canada, Judy learned early on the virtues of hard work, saving, and the value of a dollar. She applied these principles consistently while she earned her PhD, started her business, and became a parent—to great e…
 
In this episode, members of the Johns Hopkins Alternative Protein Project - Norah Sadowski, Lauren Blake, Mackenzie Simon-Collins, Mc Millan Ching, Jacquelyn Bedsaul, and Christine Wang- discuss a nontraditional application of biotech: alternative proteins. We explore the motivations, basic principles, challenges, and risks behind alternative prote…
 
This podcast idea was precipitated by Dimitri Kullman’s 2020 editorial in Brain, causing a stir in the community. It levelled criticism about the clinical validity of fMRI. Some of it was outdated but some was indeed on point. In this podcast we had a great discussion on all things fMRI - what it can and cannot measure, and how it can continue to p…
 
There are plenty of different approaches to building a career. What should come first, academic pursuits or real-world experience? Today, our guest is Dr. Linda Baffo, a health equity evaluator and public health analyst with over a decade of experience in the field. In this episode, Dr. Baffo talks about how her two years of teaching with Teach for…
 
Dr. Ed Belbruno is a professional artist, specializing in abstract expressionist paintings, Clinical Professor of Mathematics at Yeshiva University, a Visiting Research Associate in the Astrophysics Department at Princeton University, and President and Founder of the company Innovative Orbital Design. Ed is a mathematician who applies his work to a…
 
Here Professor Peter Bandettini has a wide ranging discussion with the 2021 Early Career Investigator Awardee, Chao-Gan Yan. They talk a bit about his career path, the highly impactful work he has been doing, as well as some of the most challenging issues in fMRI: dealing with motion, variability, finding biomarkers, and designing just the right pa…
 
In this special collaboration episode, Danni chats with Dr. Vikram Baliga, a.k.a. the plant professor the host of the successful "Planthropology" podcast. Vikram talks about his journey that led him from being lost to finishing a PhD in Horticultural Science at Texas Tech University and becoming an award-winning lecturer in it, owning his own busin…
 
In 2011, a whopping 36,000 science and technology grad students earned their PhDs. That same year, about 3,000 faculty positions were created. So why did you feel like a failure when you decided to step off the tenure track? Taking the high road Scientists aren’t always as rational as we seem. A rational person would […] The post 027. The Road More…
 
In today’s episode, we speak with Dr. Tega Edwin, who received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Penn State University. She first worked as a school counselor and initially pursued a Ph.D. to become a district supervisor. Dr. Edwin kicks off our episode by telling us how she assessed her varying degrees of love for research, teaching, and servi…
 
Dr. Andrea Califano is the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Systems Biology in the Departments of Systems Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. He is Founding Chair of the Department of Systems Biology, Director of the JP Sulzberger Columbia Genome Center, and Associate Director for…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Jen from the Budget Epicurean (formerly College-Approved Food) about her experience as a grad student. Jen finished a master's and spent several years in a PhD program, but decided to leave before completing her dissertation. They discuss her reasons for leaving and the career she built and what role finances playe…
 
Paul Yourik, Ph.D., is a Scientist at Moderna, a pioneering mRNA technology platform company specializing in vaccine and therapeutic development for a range of disease areas. Prior to Moderna, Paul received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, training as an RNA biochemist. He later com…
 
In the first episode on our Earth and Space Series, we heard a little bit about how research on Earth’s oceans has had major implications for the search for life in the cosmos. Here, we’ve published an extended interview with a pioneer in this area of exploration: Dr. Christopher German. Dr. German is a Senior Scientist who focuses on geochemistry …
 
You just have to admire the five people behind "The Lost Voices". We had the fortune of talking to them about the campaign. They started as a group of London based postdocs with diverse backgrounds who found it difficult to navigate academia and couldn't imagine having a career in research. That made them initiate "The Lost Voices" where they told …
 
With the words “You can have it all, but not at the same time,” Shonda Rhimes gave thousands of women permission to reevaluate the unrealistic expectations they had been imposing on themselves. Our guest today is all too familiar with the consequences of this dilemma. In today’s episode of the Cohort Sistas podcast, we meet up with Dr. Latoya Watso…
 
In this episode, I read a short essay I wrote on effective scientific writing, with references to Strunk and White, Steven Pinker, and George Whitesides. The original article was published in Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 33, 11, 3865–3867, original publication date, June 8, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater... This reading was done with …
 
Dr. Sharon Antonucci is a clinical researcher, speech-language pathologist, and Director of the MossRehab Aphasia Center. She works primarily with people who have a language impairment called aphasia as a result of a stroke. Sharon is particularly interested in understanding how information related to the meaning of words can be accessed in people …
 
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