In July, I had the chance to sit down with physician-scientist and Nobel laureate Peter Agre at the ESOF meeting in Turin. I chatted with him about how he changed his research focus recently to focus on Third World medicine. Read a summary and listen to the interview on CTSciNet.
I get to talk to some amazing up-and-coming scientists for my job. And, every once in a while, I get to talk to amazing senior scientists who are role models to those younger generations. Such was the case when I talked with Linda Bartoshuk, who’s best known for her research on taste (she coined the term “supertaster”). Click here to listen to my interview with her about her struggles as a woman in science.
In 2007-2008, I did nine pieces on various career topics that were aired in the Science podcast. For most, I conducted the interviews, and wrote and voiced the script. Links to each of them are below.
Science Careers Podcast: Synthetic Biology [MP3]
17 October 2008
Hear three scientists talk about their career paths and the future of synthetic biology research.
Science Careers Podcast: Geoscience Careers [MP3]
8 August 2008
Hear from experts and geologists about the current job market for geoscientists.
Science Careers Podcast: An Interview with Catherine Cardelús [MP3]
13 June 2008
The young rainforest ecologist talks about her career path, her research, and what it’s like to work in the forest canopy.
Science Careers Podcast: European Visa Issues [MP3]
16 May 2008
A European policy official talks about coming to Europe to do science.
Science Podcast: Radioprotective Drugs; Modeling the Supergreenhouse; New Treatments for Alcoholism; Generation Y Workforce [MP3]
Rob Frederick, Kate Travis, Lucas Laursen. 11 April 2008
New drugs help cells survive exposure to radiation; how fewer biological materials in the atmosphere may have led to the Cretaceous supergreenhouse; an expanding suite of therapies to treat alcoholism; characteristics of the Generation Y workforce; and more.
Science Podcast: Predator-Induced Cloning; Organic Molecules in Protoplanetary Disks; Assessing Agricultural Science and Technology; Industry-Academia Collaborations [MP3]
Rob Frederick, Kate Travis, 14 March 2008
Sand dollar larvae respond to predator cues by cloning themselves; finding organic molecules in protoplanetary disks around stars; planning for future food and fuel needs with the largest assessment of agricultural science and technology; getting industry funding for scientific research; and more.
Science Podcast: Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases; Science Budget; Good Mentoring; Reproducing in Cities [MP3]
Rob Frederick, Kate Travis, 8 February 2008
A new model suggests that land use changes would release more greenhouse gases than biofuels can save in the next few decades; examining the 2009 U.S. science budget; the characteristics of a good mentoring relationship; understanding lowe