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Each week we bring you a series of personal and values-based interviews with scientists from all fields. Our hope with this podcast is to give listeners the chance to meet the scientists behind the science.

Each week we bring you a series of personal and values-based interviews with scientists from all fields. Our hope with this podcast is to give listeners the chance to meet the scientists behind the science.
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Each week we bring you a series of personal and values-based interviews with scientists from all fields. Our hope with this podcast is to give listeners the chance to meet the scientists behind the science.

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@NTKODpod

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Episodes

Episode 21: 2 Dope Docs

3/5/2018
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For our Season 1 finale, Shannon and Leena interview each other! Don’t worry, though! We’ll be back soon with new episodes, and we’ll be sharing some of our favorites from Season 1 in the meantime. Follow us on Twitter (@NTKODpod), Facebook, and Instagram (@notthatkindofdoctorpod) to keep in touch!

Duration:01:22:05

Episode 20: Come Sail Away

2/26/2018
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Today on the show we interview Dr. Daniel McGehee who was Shannon’s PhD advisor. Dan got his undergraduate degree in Biology at Guilford College and his PhD in Physiology at UNC Chapel Hill. After receiving his PhD he did his postdoc at Columbia University and is now a full professor at the University of Chicago where he runs a lab studying nicotine addiction. We talked about his old life as a sailboat captain in the Caribbean (yes, really), why he left paradise to pursue science, and how...

Duration:01:29:52

Episode 19: Dancing With the Stars

2/19/2018
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Today on the show, we are talking with astronomer and biodiversity writer Dr. Daniel Hudon. Daniel got his Master’s in Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, followed by his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Toronto. He currently lectures in Astronomy and Mathematics at Boston University and Northeastern University, while also making time to write books like The Bluffer’s Guide to the Cosmos and most recently Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals. We talked about how an astronomer...

Duration:01:12:36

Episode 18: Double Blind

2/12/2018
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Today on the show, we are joined by biostatistician Dr. Abidemi K. Adeniji. Abi got his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then got his Master’s and PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently the Associate Director of Biostatistics at EMD Serono. He tells us about his childhood in Lagos, Nigeria, what it’s like to work at a biopharmaceutical company, and most importantly, he tells us what Biostatistics actually...

Duration:01:27:54

Episode 17: The Plastic Brain

2/6/2018
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Today on the show we interview Professor Anthony Holtmaat who is currently Leena’s Principal Investigator or her supervisor. Anthony received his Masters in Science in Medical Biology and his PhD in Molecular Neuroscience from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is currently a full professor and has his own laboratory at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. We talked about everything from growing up in the Netherlands to using a process known as synaptic plasticity to reorganize...

Duration:01:18:40

Episode 16: Horsin' Around

1/29/2018
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Today on the show, we are joined from Germany by Dr. William Taylor, a real life archaeologist! William got his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Carleton College. He then got his Master’s and PhD in Anthropology-Archaeology from the University of New Mexico. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the Archaeology department at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. We talked about what it’s like in Mongolia, why we should care about ancient...

Duration:01:18:18

Episode 15: Both Kinds of Doctor

1/22/2018
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On this episode, Dr. Iboro Umana, a neuroscientist and Medical Student and a good friend of Shannon joins us from Chi town. Iboro got his B.A. in Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychology from Washington University in Saint Louis. He got his PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Chicago and is now in his final year of medical school. During his PhD Iboro was studying novel pathways for controlling pain by targeting the nicotinic receptor, which is the same receptor activated by nicotine....

Duration:01:05:21

Episode 14 Bonus Content

1/15/2018
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"What is a particle?" with Dr. Matthew McCullough

Duration:00:20:52

Episode 14: Intangible Beauty

1/15/2018
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Today on the show, we are joined in the home studio with Dr. Matthew McCullough. Matthew got his Masters of Physics and his doctorate in Theoretical Particle Physics from the University of Oxford in the UK. He is currently working as a theoretical physicist at the CERN laboratory coming up with cool new theories about Dark Matter and our universe. As a theorists, not to be confused with previous pod guests that were experimental physicists, his job is to think deeply about the rules that...

Duration:01:09:30

Episode 13: Shark Week

1/8/2018
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Today on the show, we're joined from Abaco, Bahamas by the future Dr. Enie Hensel! Enie got her undergraduate degree in Zoology / Ecology wildlife and conservation at the University of Florida (where she met her husband and former podcast guest Dr. Marc Hensel). She is currently working on a PhD in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution in the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University. She is currently a Global Change Fellow under the Southeast climate...

Duration:01:19:00

Episode 12: Don't Do Drugs With Friends

12/18/2017
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Today on the show, we’re joined from Linkoping, Sweden by another grad school roommate of Shannon's, Dr. Leah Mayo. Leah got her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. She got ger Master’s in Molecular Pathogenesis and Molecular Medicine and her doctorate in Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. She is now doing a post-doc in Sweden at Linkoping University. We talked about her Native American roots, drug addiction, and what it’s like to live in Sweden. So,...

Duration:01:09:38

Episode 11: Sex, Drugs, & Epidemiology

12/11/2017
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Today on the show, we’re joined in the home studio by Dr. Keith Sabin. Keith got his undergraduate degree in International Environmental Studies at Rutgers University. After a detour in East Asian Studies at Hebrew University, he got his Master’s in Limnology (which is the study of fresh water bodies of water) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also got a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology at Columbia University. He then got his PhD in International Health-Epidemiology at...

Duration:01:25:18

Episode 10: Anthro 101

12/4/2017
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Today on the show, we’re joined from Boston, Massachusetts by soon-to- be Dr. Holly Walters. Holly got her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She then got her Master’s in Anthropology and is currently finishing up her PhD in Anthropology at Brandeis University. We talk about Hindu deities in India and Nepal, what makes a scientist, and why anthropologists are so critical to science moving forward. This was such an interesting and...

Duration:01:14:08

Episode 9: Salt Marshes Save Houses by the Sea Shore

11/27/2017
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Today on the show, we’re joined from Abaco, Bahamas by soon-to-be Dr. Marc Hensel, Shannon’s college BFF. Marc got his undergraduate degree in Zoology and his Master’s in Biology at the University of Florida. He is currently wrapping up his PhD in Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. We talk about catching alligators, why you should care about salt marshes, snail poop, and much more! We had so much fun talking to Marc, who is just such a funny guy. We hope you like...

Duration:01:04:54

Episode 8: Repetitive Behavior Repetitive Behavior

11/20/2017
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Today on the show, we’re joined from Gainesville, Florida by Dr. Amber Muehlmann, an amazing friend and mentor to Shannon. Amber got her undergraduate degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and her Master’s and PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Florida. After a post-doctoral fellowship in the psychiatry department at UF and another Master’s degree in clinical and translational science, she is now an assistant professor running her own lab at UF. She also...

Duration:00:50:37

Episode 7: A Giant in Exotics

11/13/2017
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On this episode, Dr. Gabriel Facini, a particle physicist and Leena’s good friend, joins us in the studio. Gabe got his B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Arizona (ARIZONA!). He received his PhD in 2011 from Northeastern University, working at the Tevatron experiment. He is now an STFC Ernest Rutherford fellow at University College London and is the convener of the largest physics group, the Exotics group, in the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. We talked...

Duration:00:56:28

Episode 6: The Psychopath Episode

11/6/2017
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On this episode, Dr. Arielle Baskin-Sommers joins us from sabbatical in New York City. Arielle received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Brown University. She went on to get her Master’s and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After a post-doctoral fellowship and clinical psychology fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, she went on to start her own lab, and is currently an Assistant Professor at Yale University. We...

Duration:01:05:39

Episode 5: The Cyborg Apocalypse

10/30/2017
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On this episode, Dr. Gregg Tabot, a machine learning engineer, computational neuroscientist, and Shannon’s close friend, joins us from San Francisco. Gregg got his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He then got his PhD in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. He now works as a machine learning engineer at the start-up AppDiff. We talked about his research into making prosthetic arms that can transmit touch information to the brain, and got his thoughts...

Duration:00:53:12

Episode 4: Zapping Addiction

10/23/2017
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On this episode, Dr. Meaghan Creed, a neuroscientist and good friend of both Leena and Shannon, joins us from Balitmore, Maryland. Meaghan got her HBSc in Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Toronto, and then got her PhD in Neuroscience also at the University of Toronto. She studies how cocaine re-wires the brain’s reward circuitry, and she developed a new treatment that can reverse how cocaine rewires the brain. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of...

Duration:00:53:08

Episode 3: Pro-foosball, Antimatter

10/16/2017
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On this episode, Dr. Mark Williams, an experimental particle physicist (and Leena’s husband!), joins us in the home studio. Mark got his MPhys in physics at Oxford University, and his PhD in particle physics at Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom. He moved to the Tevatron Particle Accelerator in Chicago, Illinois to do field work during his PhD. He currently has a Royal Society Fellowship and a tenure-track position at the University of Manchester while based at CERN in Geneva,...

Duration:00:50:34