17 episodes

The Science Minds podcast talks to scientists about their work and their scientific journey, including the challenges and rewarding moments along the way. We hope to get a glimpse into the minds of scientists and see a side of them that we may not often see.

Science Minds Podcast Vinoy Vijayan

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

The Science Minds podcast talks to scientists about their work and their scientific journey, including the challenges and rewarding moments along the way. We hope to get a glimpse into the minds of scientists and see a side of them that we may not often see.

    Ben Stecher

    Ben Stecher

    Benjamin Stecher is a Parkinson's disease patient advocate from Canada. We discuss the importance of focusing on the patient experience and the need for more interactions between patients and the scientists who work in a disease field

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Julie Williams

    Julie Williams

    Professor Julie Williams is the head of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK-DRI) at Cardiff University. Her lab focuses on identifying and understanding genes which alter the risk of neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s.

    • 53 min
    Pierre Vanderhaeghen

    Pierre Vanderhaeghen

    Pierre Vanderhaeghen is a group leader at VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain and Disease Research. Pierre’s lab is asking some fascinating questions about what makes our brains human.

    • 56 min
    Fred Gage

    Fred Gage

    Dr.  Fred Gage is the Professor of the lab of Genetics and Adler Chair for Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease at the Salk Institute in San Diego, California

    • 24 min
    Vanessa Morais

    Vanessa Morais

    Vanessa Morais is neuroscientist working at the IMM (The institute of molecular medicine) in Lisbon, Portugal. Her lab is  interested in the role of mitochondria in the brain and how mitochondrial dysfunction arises in neurodegenerative conditions.
    We talk about how she got interested in biology and the mitochondria, her experiences of running her own lab and her thoughts on how to improve the representation of women at the highest levels of biomedical science.  

    • 36 min
    Alison Goate

    Alison Goate

    This episode features Professor Alison Goate, who is a professor of Neuroscience and the Director of the Center for Alzheimer's Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York city. Her lab there studies the molecular genetics of Dementia.
    Alison and her research team have made significant contributions to our understanding of the genetic causes underlying neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer's by using human genomic methods such as genome-wide association studies and exome sequencing.

    • 42 min

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Informative and interesting podcast, and in my opinion-especially useful for students to gain some perspective.

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