Scientist the Human Podcast

A laid-back conversation with research scientists engaged in exciting work. Will we discuss their research? Of course! But we will also attempt to explore the path these individuals took in getting to where they are today. My goal is to get to know the human behind the scientist. Join in!

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In this episode we chat with students who have taken the first big steps in their scientific careers. Included are PhD students and a master's degree student to provide different points of view on the research process, as well as varying pieces of advice for those interested in taking the scientific path. Featured on this episode (in order of appearance):

Liza Miller, Research Assistant @ Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Master's student @ CUNY Hunter College

Stefan Evans, PhD candidate in physics @ University of Arizona

Joe Giovinazzo, PhD candidate in biology @ CUNY Hunter College

Jyoti Panta, PhD candidate in biology @ CUNY Hunter College

Charles Schaub, PhD candidate in biochemistry @ CUNY Hunter College

Joey Verdi, PhD candidate in biology @ CUNY Hunter College

Direct download: STH_-_E10_Graduate_Experience.mp3
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In this episode we hear from some folks who are essentially at the beginning of their scientific careers - undergraduate students and research assistants. Representing several institutions, for the most part in New York City, these students give some insight into their experiences as scientific researchers at their respective levels. Featured on this episode (in order of appearance):

Mary Tajiri, Dr. Rae Silver's Lab @ Columbia University

Vicky Papagermanos, Dr. Rae Silver's Lab @ Columbia University

Habib Zahir, Dr. Jayne Raper's Lab @ CUNY Hunter College

Anibelky Almanzar, Dr. Jayne Raper's Lab @ CUNY Hunter College

Izzy Abdurakhmanov, Dr. Jayne Raper's Lab @ CUNY Hunter College

Rachel Rosengard, Dr. Anissa Abi-Dargham's Lab @ New York State Psychiatric Insitute & Columbia University Medical Center

Direct download: STH_-_E9_Undergraduate_Experience_Plus.mp3
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Dr. Bo Shopsin is an Assistant Professor in the departments of medicine and microbiology at the NYU School of Medicine. His research focuses on adaptive changes in the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that take place during infection. One of his studies addresses the within-host variation in the agr (accessory gene regulator) locus, a global regulator of virulence in S. aureus. In genetics, a locus is a specific location of a gene or genes that work together. Dr. Shopsin's work is motivated by practical questions in infectious diseases (such as the best use of antimicrobials that target agr and virulence), as well as more basic yet closely intertwined questions, such as how to explain the alterations that are responsible for adaptive changes at different stages of S. aureus infections. Visit his lab page for more information: Shopsin Lab

Direct download: STH_-_E8_Dr._Bo_Shopsin.mp3
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