Episode 30: (Health) Law and Order

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 […]

Episode 28: When You Yeast Expect It

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 […]

Episode 23: My (Hominin) Hips Don’t Lie

Hey ‘Scopers, we’re back with a brand new anthropology-centric episode! Dr. Caroline Van Sickle, postdoctoral fellow in feminist biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins us for an in-depth discussion about sex differences, the anatomy of the pelvis, and her work in the Rising Star Expedition. Grab a cup of coffee, plug in some headphones, and let us entertain […]

Episode 18: Be My Little Baby (Doctor)

Good morning, ‘Scopers! We’re back with a brand new eppy featuring Dr. Katherine Ottolini, a neonatology fellow at Children’s National Medical Center. Katie chats with us about joining the Air Force, life as a pediatrician, and escaped rats in the lab. Give it a listen. Doctor’s orders!

Herpes: The virus we may not want to hate so much

For decades we have known that microbes cause many diseases known to plague us as humans (did you see what I did there?). It’s easy to identify the microbes that cause disease but it’s harder to identify the microbes that do not harm us or more interestingly the ones that actually benefit our survival. Now some resourceful folks […]

The CRISPR gene revolution, all the cool kids are doing it

CRISPR: It’s all the rage. It’s time to pack up your pog collection and Lisa Frank organizational system. If you want to be cool right now and you happen to be molecular biologist, you should probably be ‘CRISPRing’ something. What is CRISPR? Isn’t that the drawer in my refrigerator where vegetables go to die? Is it even a […]

Episode 5: The (Nano) Arms Race

Herpes! Got your attention? Good. Welcome to Episode 5: The (Nano) Arms Race. Nicole Broekema, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, joins us to talk about her work on viruses. We’ve got jokes, Ender’s Game references, and philosophy all mingled in with some kick ass science. Click play. You won’t regret it.