Heureka stories is a project exploring creativity by hearing stories from some of the world's best scientists describing their own "heureka" moments and learning about the role creativity plays in their own work.
Stories on Fueling Curiosity with Cynthia Kenyon
This week Matthew is joined by Cynthia Kenyon, Vice President of Aging Research at Calico Labs, to discuss all things aging, worms, and proving others wrong. Tune in as Cynthia walks us through her discovery of controlled aging mechanisms and shows how important it is to be unapologetically curious, even in the face of judgement.
Stories on Observing with Eva Nogales
This week Matthew is joined by Eva Nogales, a researcher and professor at Berkeley to talk all things microscopes, image analysis, and the future of science. Listen as Eva describes the importance of observation in scientific discovery, and shares stories about how simply looking at something can bring on revelations.
Stories On Starting From Nothing with Jens Holst
This week Matthew is joined by Jens Holst, a researcher and professor at the University of Copenhagen to talk all things gut hormones, weight-loss, and fighting disease. Listen as Jens describes his discoveries of incretins; a story about starting small, taking incremental steps, working hard to understand the problem deeply.
Stories on Risk, Failure, and Success with David Sabatini
In this episode, listen as David transports us to his lab where discoveries relating to the mTOR pathway continue to provide key insights about cancer, diabetes, and aging--and learn how hard work can lead to a career of success.
Stories on Systems of Discovery with Bob Lefkowitz
This week Matthew sits down with Bob Lefkowitz, a researcher and professor at Duke University Medical Center, to talk all things receptors, signaling, and drug targeting. Listen as Bob details his discovery of cellular receptors called GPCRs; a story about the countless benefits of focus, rolling with the punches, and most importantly setting up a system to help you achieve your dreams--no matter who or what you're up against.
Stories on Building Knowledge with Bruce Spiegelman
This week, Matthew sits down with Bruce Spiegelman, a researcher and professor at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to talk all things genes, metabolism, and combatting disease. Listen as Bruce details his discovery of the gene PGC1; a story riddled with high-profile embezzlement, and ultimately triumph.
Nuggets of insights and inspiration from the frontier of science!
These podcasts are nuggets of inspiration from scientists to scientists. They are delightful!
Outstanding story into scientific journeys
So insightful discussion about the magic of scientific discovery