26 episodes

Welcome to the Molecular Moments podcast hosted by the scientific experts at BioAgilytix Labs! Whether you’re curious about what goes on at BioAgilytix or about the folks behind the lab coats, we’ve found a way to bring biologics closer to home. Each week, we chat with global experts, colleagues, and thought leaders who influence the pharmaceutical industry in biotherapeutics and beyond.

Molecular Moments Podcast BioAgilytix Labs

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    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to the Molecular Moments podcast hosted by the scientific experts at BioAgilytix Labs! Whether you’re curious about what goes on at BioAgilytix or about the folks behind the lab coats, we’ve found a way to bring biologics closer to home. Each week, we chat with global experts, colleagues, and thought leaders who influence the pharmaceutical industry in biotherapeutics and beyond.

    Drs. Shashank Gorityala, Ben Nie, and Amanda Hays talk LC/MS bioanalysis, platforms, matrices, workflows, and regulations.

    Drs. Shashank Gorityala, Ben Nie, and Amanda Hays talk LC/MS bioanalysis, platforms, matrices, workflows, and regulations.

    On this episode of Molecular Moments, Dr. Amanda Hays chats with BioAgilytix scientists Dr. Shashank Gorityala, Associate Director of LC/MS Operations from our Durham lab, and Dr. Ben Nie, Scientist III from our San Diego lab. They delve into LC/MS evolution, tech strides, and its role in large molecule bioanalysis. Discover the benefits of LC/MS for protein and biomarker quantification, different workflows, and the challenges of transitioning from small to large molecules. The experts also spillinsights on internal standards, acceptance criteria, and clever sample pretreatment techniques to conquer signal suppression.
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    • 46 min
    Adam Stasio Talks, Large Data Sets, Breaking Down Problems, and Tech-Driven Solutions

    Adam Stasio Talks, Large Data Sets, Breaking Down Problems, and Tech-Driven Solutions

    On this episode of Molecular Moments, Jim McNally, Ph.D., speaks with Adam Stasio, president of SciMed, whose mission is to craft software that frees their clients to do what they do best: advance cutting-edge technology, improve lives, and effect social change. They discuss their shared passion for problem-solving and how the right mindset helps find solutions to new issues that arise.

    • 41 min
    Dr. David Berkowitz Talks Enzymes, Radiation, and the Lincoln Marathon

    Dr. David Berkowitz Talks Enzymes, Radiation, and the Lincoln Marathon

    On this episode of Molecular Moments, Chad Briscoe speaks with Dr. David Berkowitz, Director of the Division of Chemistry at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a Willa Cather Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and co-lead of the Nebraska Drug Discovery & Development Pipeline. David shares how he got his early beginnings in science as an undergrad studying endocrinology at the University of Chicago, going to Switzerland with his Ph.D. advisor to work at a chemistry biology interface, and later attending Yale to understand how to make molecules better. Chad and David also discuss the National Strategic Institute in Nebraska and David’s involvement with the program to research medical countermeasures for Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS), the difficulty of testing drugs for prophylaxis treatments, and the importance of getting the most out of the NSF. They reminisce about when David was supportive of Chad’s pursuit of his Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska. David talks about some exciting work he’s doing with enzymes that came about as a result of talking to someone while waiting for a slow elevator, how higher learning has changed over the years, and running the Lincoln Marathon. 
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    • 45 min
    Rick Briscoe Talks Neuroscience, Safety Pharmacology, and Scuba Diving!

    Rick Briscoe Talks Neuroscience, Safety Pharmacology, and Scuba Diving!

    On this episode of Molecular Moments, Chad Briscoe talks with his brother, Rick Briscoe, Senior VP of Safety Assessment and Research Operations at Cerevel Therapeutics. 

    Rick talks with Chad about how he found his love of the sciences through a scuba diving class in high school, which sparked his interest in biology and led him to take a neuroscience class during his freshman year of college. Rick goes on to share how working at a transitional facility for those struggling with chronic mental illnesses and observing how medication impacted patients’ lives inspired him to go into neuroscience drug development. They also discuss safety pharmacology at Merck, challenges in the neuroscience space, and improvements to the way they modulate at Cerevel for treatments with better results and fewer side effects. They also talk about how drugs get their names, working with CROs, mentoring future scientists through scientific societies, and their dirtiest jobs.

     
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    • 37 min
    Stephanie Pasas-Farmer Talks Chemistry, the Future of AI in Bioanalysis, and the Joy of Cooking!

    Stephanie Pasas-Farmer Talks Chemistry, the Future of AI in Bioanalysis, and the Joy of Cooking!

    On this episode of Molecular Moments, BioAgilytix Scientific Officers Amanda Hays, Ph.D., and Lynn Kamen, Ph.D. speak with Stephanie Pasas-Farmer, Ph.D., President of both Ariadne Software and BioData Solutions.They discuss how Stephanie went from a career as a bioanalytical chemist to being an entrepreneur in big data and machine learning. They discuss how she became a founder of a company, building a robust team with various specialties and expertise. They also talk about what human-augmented intelligence can do for the industry at large, Stephanie’s favorite things to cook, and how she stays cool under pressure.
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    • 32 min
    Lynn Kamen and Michelle Miller Talk Bioanalysis: Past, Present, and Future

    Lynn Kamen and Michelle Miller Talk Bioanalysis: Past, Present, and Future

    On this episode of Molecular Moments, Lynn Kamen, Ph.D., and Michelle Miller, Ph.D. DABT discuss their very different journeys to BioAgilytix as Scientific Officers. Despite different initial career paths, they both ended up working in bioanalysis, supporting the development of novel therapeutics. The pair discuss their favorite aspects of their day-to-day tasks at BioAgilytix, Scientific Office Hours, mentors (unofficial or otherwise), and the art of writing scientific papers. Additionally, they discuss the importance of bioanalysis, why transparency to the public is essential, and future challenges for the industry.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

dothedoo ,

Insightful conversations

This podcast brings the human side of the guests in the pharmaceutical industry. Highly recommend!

RIck290J ,

Great way to hear the "human" side of science

This is a really nice podcast to hear about science from scientists. You really hear the story of how people got to where they are professionally and dig into some of the details of various topics mostly focused on pharmaceuticals and bio analysis. This is a great podcast for anyone from a student trying to figure out a career path to the seasoned professional who is curious to learn about others in the field they may not know as well.

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