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Bringing you the latest in science and tech from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.

    Plankton research and marine conservation with Margaret Mars Brisbin

    Plankton research and marine conservation with Margaret Mars Brisbin

    Margaret Mars Brisbin is a recent OIST graduate whose PhD focused on Acantharians – tiny, marine organisms. Science communication fellow, Lucy Dickie, spoke to Maggi about this research, marine conservation more broadly, and why it’s important for marine scientists to inspire others to care about the ocean. 

    • 37 min
    OIST’s response to COVID-19 with Professor Mary Collins

    OIST’s response to COVID-19 with Professor Mary Collins

    In this episode, we speak to OIST Provost Professor Mary Collins about COVID-19. We talk about the virus but also OIST’s response to the outbreak in Okinawa, and the many projects that have been started here to help contain the spread within the community.

    • 34 min
    The Physics of Behavior with Greg Stephens

    The Physics of Behavior with Greg Stephens

    This episode Lucy Dickie speaks to OIST adjunct researcher Professor Greg Stephens about quantifying behavior. Greg looks at systems across the biological world, from tiny wiggling worms and rowdy zebrafish to crowds of people.

    • 21 min
    Marine Science at OIST

    Marine Science at OIST

    In this episode of the OIST podcast, we talk with Michael Izumiyama and Billy Moore. Both are first year marine science students and have just returned from a two-week research expedition to New Caledonia. We talked about their research, their favorite dive spots and when they first became interested in the ocean.

    • 24 min
    Radical Collaboration with James Higa

    Radical Collaboration with James Higa

    This episode we're I’m talking with James Higa, Okinawan raised luminary of Silicon Valley. We talk Apple, philanthropy, and the future of tech in Okinawa and beyond.

    • 29 min
    Animal Behavior with Tamar Gutnick

    Animal Behavior with Tamar Gutnick

    This episode, we talk with OIST Researcher Dr. Tamar Gutnick about working with animals, choosy tortoises, petting stingrays and the mysterious lives of wibbly-wobbly cephalopods.

    • 28 min

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