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Finding Genius Podcast

Jul 8, 2020

Yael David utilizes chemistry and biology in her approach to understanding the impact of environmental factors on epigenetic structures and mechanism and how they in turn affect our DNA.

In this podcast, she explains

  • Multiple layers of epigenetic effects on genes from high to low resolution,
  • The different approaches...


May 22, 2020

U.S. Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center Director Jonathan Sleeman explains the process for observing and reporting issues with wildlife.

This podcast explores

  • The mission and main activities of the center,
  • The potential for spillover of viral diseases including covid-19 from humans to North American...


May 21, 2020

Recanati Family Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Ken Cadwell, discusses the virome and how it relates to infectious and inflammatory diseases.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  • What exactly is a virome, where it is found, and what it is comprised...


Mar 31, 2020

Richard Marshall is the Business Development Director for the company that has created Cutii, an autonomous robot created to enlarge social connection for seniors who want to age in place at home.

He describes some of the robot's functions, including 

  • autonomous, infrared sensor movement and ability to learn the living...


Mar 29, 2020

Neonatologist and researcher Dr. Sandra Leibel discusses her research into a particular gene therapy process involving a lung organoid model.

She explains her research and surrounding issues, including

  • the basics of lung research, and specifically the importance of the surfactant process in keeping lungs from...