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Nature Biotechnology's First Rounders podcast is a series of conversations with founders, financers and developers from biotech's past, present and future.

First Rounders Nature Biotechnology

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Nature Biotechnology's First Rounders podcast is a series of conversations with founders, financers and developers from biotech's past, present and future.

    Lita Nelsen

    Lita Nelsen

    Lita Nelsen is the former long-time director of the Technology Licensing Office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her talk with Nature Biotechnology covers her father’s life designing television antennas, what drove her to the chemical engineering program at MIT, and the ingredients required to create an entrepreneurial environment on campus (and beyond).
     
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    • 52 min
    Hope Lies in Dreams Chapter 1

    Hope Lies in Dreams Chapter 1

    Stan Crooke is born ⬩ A tenuous existence ⬩ Life with his mother ⬩ The Tech Corner ⬩ Arsenal Tech High School ⬩ Nancy ⬩ Hoodlum ways ⬩ Off to Purdue
     
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    • 33 min
    Anthony Atala

    Anthony Atala

    Anthony Atala is the director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University. He is also a co-founder of Precise Bio. His conversation with Nature Biotechnology covers implanting the first tissue-engineered bladder into a patient, Wake Forest’s plans for fostering entrepreneurship, and how he was coerced into a research career by a mentor.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nancy Simonian

    Nancy Simonian

    Nancy Simonian is president and CEO of Syros Pharmaceuticals. Her conversation with Nature Biotechnology covers going against the advice of her mentor to take a job at Biogen; the long, winding path to approval for the multiple myeloma drug Velcade; and assisting her father in the operating room as a girl.
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Carl June

    Carl June

    Carl June is a co-founder of Tmunity Therapeutics, and a professor in immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also runs the June Lab. His conversation with Nature Biotechnology includes how a boyhood fractured arm led him to his first scientific experiment, his years of service with the Navy, and his groundbreaking work with CAR T-cells.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Craig Mello

    Craig Mello

    Craig Mello is co-founder of Atalanta Therapeutics and a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he runs the Mello Lab. He is also a Nobel Laureate. His conversation with Nature Biotechnology covers the lure of conspiracy theorists, the state of RNA therapeutics, and getting that call from the Nobel committee. 
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

ButtBeavis ,

Engaging human stories about science, scientists, and the potential to make a difference.

This is an outstanding podcast series, highly recommended. The personal narratives are especially engaging.

Arlie K ,

Informative and engaging

It’s obvious that the Nature team puts extraordinary effort into finding guests that are authentic, knowledgeable, and equipped with the expertise to bring immense value to the First Rounders audience. An excellent listen!

Linda JW ,

Great podcast

Interview with Ted Love was fantastic.

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