A podcast featuring interviews with women who work in a variety of science, engineering, technology and math fields (STEM). Guests include aerospace engineers, biologists, physicists, anthropologists and more. The podcast is hosted by Lindsay Claiborn and Mumu Xu with the goal of giving a platform for women in STEM fields to share their stories and adventures. Learn more at scopepodcast.com.
Episode 52: Catch 23(andMe)
Hi folks! Ever thought about genetic testing? Curious about your family tree? Well, look no further. In our latest episode we chat with Dr. Jamaica Perry, Senior Product Scientist and Manager of the Clinical Health Team at 23andMe. Join us as we talk about those genetic reports you get, the future of genetics for the average person and working with the FDA.
Episode 51: (Nano) Material Girl
Guess what? We’ve got another great episode to share with you all, our loyal listeners. Today’s guest is Dr. Joy Wolfram, who heads the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Her work uses nanotechnoloy and nanomedicine to develop new strategies for the treatment of disease. Join us as we chat about her research and past experience as an Amgen scholar.
Episode 50: Stand Up To Cancer (NCI Edition)
Loyal listeners, we’ve reached 50 episodes! It’s been a long and fun journey over these last few years, and we’re not done yet.
We’ve got a ton of interviews coming up with some amazing women, and we’re kicking off our 50th interview with Dr. Christie Canaria, the National Cancer Institute’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center Program Director.
Christie also manages Innovation Corps (I-Corps) at NIH, an entrepreneurial training program designed to support teams at NIH-funded small businesses overcome key obstacles along the path of innovation and commercialization.
Want to learn more? Grab a cup of tea and give this episode a listen!
Episode 49: The Power of 3(M)
Dearest loyal listeners, we’re back with a brand new episode! We’re excited for a new batch of episodes and fantastic STEM ladies, including today’s guest, Dr. Jayshree Seth, Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate at 3M.
Dr. Seth has a Ph.D in chemical engineering and spends her time at 3M promoting science.
Join us as we discuss her early careers in diaper technology and sustainability, and how we have a big task ahead of us to educate people on how science impacts our daily lives.
Episode 48: Something to Talk (Science) About
We’ve had a crazy summer of travel, work, moving and all sort of other life events but we’ve finally gotten back into the groove of things. And that means new episodes!
This week we’ve got a conversation with science writer Abby Olena. She talks about her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology, zebrafish and how, for her, the pen is mightier than the microscope.
Take a listen and get inspired about science and how important science communication is!
Episode 47: Designer (Add)genes
After a much-too-long break we are finally back with another episode. Thanks for being patient!
This episode is a fun one. We talk to Dr. Joanne Kamens, the executive director of Addgene.
Addgene is a non-profit repository that was created to help scientists share plasmids. When scientists publish research papers, they deposit their associated plasmids at Addgene. Then, when other scientists read the publication, they have easy access to the plasmids needed to conduct future experiments.
Joanne is also the founding member of the Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).
Join us for this chat about biology, research, technology and running the ‘Amazon for plasmids.’