A podcast started by three inspired graduate students at the McMaster Immunology Research Centre. Every two weeks we will release an episode where we interview faculty and students about their career and experiences in the field of immunology.
15. Transitions: Minisode with your Hosts!
This week’s episode of Immunology and Beyond is the last of the second season and a little different because you get to know a little bit more about your hosts! Specifically in this episode, we discuss our own journey through grad school and tips we learned along the way. Specifically, Eddy’s preparation to defend his master’s thesis, Dom’s successful master’s thesis defense and next steps, and Ana’s successful transition to her Ph.D. We also discuss plans for the upcoming season.
14. Mucosal immunity and representation in STEM with Dr. Puja Bagri
On this week’s episode of Immunology and Beyond Dr. Puja Bagri joins us to discuss her career path from completing her Ph.D. in mucosal immunity to being a Project Analyst at the Institute of Infection and Immunity. Dr. Bagri completed her Ph.D. at McMaster University where she used mouse models to understand the role of estrogen in affecting anti-viral responses within the female reproductive tract. Stay tuned as we also discuss the importance of seizing opportunities and much more!
13. Computational Biology and Imposter Syndrome with Dr. David Glass
On this week’s episode of Immunology and Beyond Dr. David Glass joins us to discuss his fascinating and unconventional path from a full-time music artist to a computational immunologist. Dr. Glass completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University where he used mass cytometry and computational biology techniques to characterize novel B cell subpopulations in humans. Dr. Glass is continuing to pursue academic research through his post-doctoral work at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle. Stay tuned as we also discuss how to overcome imposter syndrome during academia and much more!
12. Scientific Conferences: Minisode with Hosts!
In this episode of Immunology and Beyond we share our experiences with science conferences before the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss everything from tips, lessons that we learned, and funny stories of Ana and Eddy's first international conference.
11. The intersection of Chemical Biology and Tumour Immunology with Dr. Anthony Rullo
On this week’s episode of Immunology and Beyond Dr. Anthony Rullo joins us to discuss his path through graduate studies, engaging in different domains of science, and establishing a new laboratory. Dr. Rullo completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University focused on enhancing the anti-tumour response by developing antibody recruiting molecules. Currently, Dr. Rullo is an assistant professor at MIRC with a focus on tumour immunology at the intersection of chemical biology and cancer immunology. We also discuss his past as a musician, the importance of collaboration in science, and much more!
10. NK cells, Peptide antagonism, and Biotech in Silicon Valley with Dr. Bérénice Mbiribindi
On this week’s episode of Immunology and Beyond we had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Bérénice Mbiribindi, fellow NK cell lover and scientific researcher at Genentech! Dr. Mbiribindi completed her Ph.D. in the United Kingdom before pursuing her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, where she investigated the role of NK cells in latent Epstein Bar Virus infection. In the episode, Dr. Mbiribindi breaks down her research questions and fascinating research findings. We also discuss her passion for science communication and advice for students interested in industry positions!
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Im really glad I came across this podcast ! I’m excited to learn more!!
What an amazing and insightful podcast! I learned so much about the behind the scenes of research, and look forward to future episodes!!!