Big Lick of Science
Join us to explore groundbreaking biomedical research and how it is relevant to your health and life.
info_outline Meet your Co-host: RDS and the Life of an International Graduate Student 01/10/2020
Meet your Co-host: RDS and the Life of an International Graduate Student Join us as we interview our very own co-host, Rachana Deven Somaiya, about life as an international graduate student. Tune in to learn the differences between working in industry and academia, as well as Rachana's research in synapse formation and the visual system.
info_outline 2020 Vision: Stop, Look, & Listen 12/06/2019
2020 Vision: Stop, Look, & Listen Ever wondered how our eyes connect to our brain? How do connections in our brains form in the first place? And why do we blink so much? Check out our latest episode to hear the answers to these questions from Dr. Michael Fox, an expert in the visual system and circuit development within the brain (interview begins at 30:50.).
info_outline When a Virus Attacks your Heart 11/01/2019
When a Virus Attacks your Heart What happens when our hearts are infected with a virus? And how do we study such a phenomenon? Tune in to hear third-year Ph.D. student Rachel Padget discuss her research in the cardiac field and her life as a graduate student!
info_outline Lub Dub: A Hearty Podcast 10/18/2019
Lub Dub: A Hearty Podcast How exactly does the heart beat? How is electrical activity passed from one heart cell to another? And how can this go wrong in diseases like heart failure? Does drinking red wine really help prevent heart disease? Hear the answer to these questions and more in this episode featuring Dr. Steve Poelzing, an expert in cardiac dysfunction.
info_outline Exploring Parts Unknown: Vision & Grad School 10/06/2019
Exploring Parts Unknown: Vision & Grad School Tune in to hear graduate student Ubadah Sabbagh as he discusses his path to a Ph.D. program and his research into how light can impact much more than what we see, including jet lag and mood disorders.
info_outline Unzip your genes: Traits, DNA, & RNA 09/20/2019
Unzip your genes: Traits, DNA, & RNA Have you ever wondered what RNA is, or how it differs from DNA? And how exactly does DNA relate to our traits, such as eye color or height? Tune in to learn the answer to these questions and more. Dr. Shannon Farris, an expert in RNA, joins us in our first episode to discuss the importance of RNA and how it contributes to memory formation in the brain.