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Join Drs. Daylon James and Arun Sharma as they discuss the latest stem cell research, and interview some of the brightest minds in the field.

The Stem Cell Podcast The Stem Cell Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 82 Ratings

Join Drs. Daylon James and Arun Sharma as they discuss the latest stem cell research, and interview some of the brightest minds in the field.

    Ep. 234: “Engineered Tissue Assembly” Featuring Dr. Boyang Zhang

    Ep. 234: “Engineered Tissue Assembly” Featuring Dr. Boyang Zhang

    Dr. Boyang Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. His lab uses advanced biofabrication techniques to build human micro-tissue models for predictive drug discovery and to construct functional macro-tissues for tissue regeneration in patients. He talks about building microfluidic devices for biological applications and using machine learning to study organoid morphology. He also talks about his team's high-throughput system for vascularizing tissue spheroids and his experience starting a company to commercialize this technology.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 233: “The Role of Podcasting in Science” Featuring Drs. Jason Goldsmith and Brenda Raud

    Ep. 233: “The Role of Podcasting in Science” Featuring Drs. Jason Goldsmith and Brenda Raud

    In this special episode, Daylon and Arun chat with Drs. Jason Goldsmith and Brenda Raud, the hosts of The Immunology Podcast. Recorded in-person and led by Dr. Nicole Quinn from STEMCELL Technologies, the four hosts discuss the impact that podcasting has had on their careers and how it can make science and scientists more accessible. They also talk about the future of science communication and advice for young scientists pursuing careers in academia and industry.

    • 52 min
    Ep. 232: “Neurodegenerative Diseases” Featuring Dr. Clive Svendsen

    Ep. 232: “Neurodegenerative Diseases” Featuring Dr. Clive Svendsen

    Dr. Clive Svendsen is the Executive Director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai. His lab uses stem cells to develop models and treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. He talks about using stem cells to model spinal muscular atrophy and the blood-brain barrier, and his cell-gene therapy trial for ALS.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 231: “Manipulating Stem Cell Fate” Featuring Dr. Shuibing Chen

    Ep. 231: “Manipulating Stem Cell Fate” Featuring Dr. Shuibing Chen

    Dr. Shuibing Chen is the Kilts Family Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her lab uses hiPSCs and ESCs for disease modeling and drug screening, with a focus on diabetes and infectious diseases such as Zika and SARS-CoV-2. She talks about her recent genome-wide association study in a dish, the role of philanthropic funding in stem cell research, and the role of industry partnerships in translational research.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 230: “Neuronal Diversity” Featuring Dr. Paola Arlotta

    Ep. 230: “Neuronal Diversity” Featuring Dr. Paola Arlotta

    Dr. Paola Arlotta is the Golub Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. She is interested in understanding the molecular laws that govern the birth, differentiation, and assembly of the human brain’s cerebral cortex. She talks about using organoids to study the genetics of autism. She also discusses single-cell sequencing of brain organoids and how to make single-cell sequencing methods and data more accessible.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep. 229: “Cellular Reprogramming and Pluripotency” Featuring Dr. Jacob Hanna

    Ep. 229: “Cellular Reprogramming and Pluripotency” Featuring Dr. Jacob Hanna

    Dr. Jacob Hanna is an Associate Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science. His lab investigates cellular reprogramming and embryogenesis. He talks about the challenges of growing synthetic embryo models in a roller culture system and the feasibility of making human gametes. He also discusses his startup, Renewal Bio, the ethical discussions surrounding stem cell-derived embryos, and creating a more inclusive and equitable scientific community.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

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Good stuff

Excellent material/topics, translated nicely for those of us non-physician/non-research scientists. I’m a veterinarian, so depending on the topic, many human medical podcasts go over my head. But the hosts of this show speak lay-scientist language and tie the research into the real world. Really enjoyable and informative. -Dayna Baxter, DVM (Houston, TX)

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Dr. Michael D West

Have you interviewed Mike West of AgeX? If you loved chatting with Michael Levin, Mike will not disappoint your listeners.

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Stupendous scientific podcast

Entertaining and cutting edge stem cell podcast. Kiki and Daylon have huge feet to fill. They've been doing an immaculate job thus far!!

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