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Welcome to For Whom the Cell Tolls! This cast explores the fascinating stories that Biology offers through the eyes of a cancer scientist with teaching experience. Major themes to be explored include cancer, life/death, disease ecology, microbiology, and evolution, among others. This cast will integrate philosophy, culture, and the arts alongside lab and lecture experiences to weave the story of life as we know it. Enjoy!

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For Whom the Cell Tolls: Biology, Cancer, and Other Stories About Life Keenan

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Welcome to For Whom the Cell Tolls! This cast explores the fascinating stories that Biology offers through the eyes of a cancer scientist with teaching experience. Major themes to be explored include cancer, life/death, disease ecology, microbiology, and evolution, among others. This cast will integrate philosophy, culture, and the arts alongside lab and lecture experiences to weave the story of life as we know it. Enjoy!

Instagram: forwhomthecelltolls

forwhomthecelltolls@gmail.com

    022 - What if we DNA Sequenced Everybody?

    022 - What if we DNA Sequenced Everybody?

    What do you think? Would the immensely powerful amount of data be a game-changer for medicine? Or does DNA sequencing miss too much of the picture to be worth the cost? This question is an example why we need leaders that understand Biology as genomics becomes hyper-accessible. I do my best to discuss the primary Pros and Cons of each side, along with possible modifications to the proposal. I hope you enjoy it!


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    • 20 min
    021 - Netflix’s The One (is it possible) Part II

    021 - Netflix’s The One (is it possible) Part II

    Can your genome match you with a soulmate? Sort of, but we’d need more than just mammal genomes to know... I hope you enjoy, and collect your thoughts on the proposal at the end of the episode if you’re interested!

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    • 12 min
    020 - Netflix’s The One (is it possible?) Part I

    020 - Netflix’s The One (is it possible?) Part I

    The Netflix series The One is based on a book with a similar premise: via genome sequencing, we can match you with your best possible partner. The show is a great watch, and the science is not too far outside the possible. In fact, it’s far closer than the Sci-fi elements suggest, although this comes with some caveat changes. This is Part I of a set of episodes related to mass sequencing and how this could relate to medicine, cancer, the inner workings of the genome, and where the human mind falls within that. I hope you enjoy!

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    019 Viral Gene Therapy: Augment Your DNA

    019 Viral Gene Therapy: Augment Your DNA

    *Instagram page now live!* This episode covers how gene therapy may emerge as a critical tool for medicine as we seek to treat the previously untreatable. Can we ADD genes to specific cells to help humans overcome fated genetic ailments? Why has this process challenged us in the past? And lastly, who is going to pay for all these expensive viral delivery systems? Join to take a first look at how medicine and genetics can change the future.

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    • 19 min
    018 BONUS - The Top 20 Insights for Students Interested in Medical or Healthcare Graduate Programs

    018 BONUS - The Top 20 Insights for Students Interested in Medical or Healthcare Graduate Programs

    BONUS EPISODE - I collected the top 20 insights from my personal and professional colleagues that completed or are currently undertaking medical school or another healthcare program to share with my students. This episode is a recorded conversation with several of my students over video. I share what I can from my experiences, those of colleagues, and also address student questions. I hope it offers something new for those of you considering a career in healthcare! NOTE - the recording ends at the 60 minute limit sadly.

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    017 Journeys Into Biology Education

    017 Journeys Into Biology Education

    Join me and Gustavus Adolphus College colleague Katie Peterson to discuss our research, how we teach, our paths to becoming professors, and student questions! In this episode we address interdisciplinary connections between evolution, environmental change, and cellular biology. We hope you enjoy!

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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Ernman21 ,

Awesome podcast!

This podcast caught my attention right out of the gate. It is such an important, intriguing topic and the host is absolutely ideal. Check the show out, I highly recommend it.

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