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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.

Twitter:

@NTKODpod

Language:

English


Episodes

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 dude. We hope you like...

Duration: 01:04:53


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...

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


Episode 2: Create Something Beautiful

10/9/2017
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On this episode, Dr. Josiah Zayner joins us all the way from San Francisco. Josiah got his bachelor’s degree in plant biology at Southern Illinois University, his master’s degree in cell and molecular biology at Appalachian State, and then his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the University of Chicago. He worked as a research scientist at NASA in the synthetic biology program before leaving to work full-time as a biohacker. He is the founder and CEO of The Odin and has...

Duration: 01:19:06


Episode 1: 50 Shades of Physics

9/27/2017
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On this episode, we interviewed Dr. Katy Tschann-Grimm, Leena's close personal friend. Katy got her bachelor’s degree in physics at UCLA, and then got her PhD in Particle Physics at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She is currently starting a faculty position in the Department of Physics at California State University East Bay, in San Francisco. We discussed that Goddamn Particle, the Higgs Boson, and she told us about her visit with Al Gore at CERN. We also talked about her...

Duration: 00:55:55