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. 194: “Evolution of Stemness Control and Multicellularity” Featuring Dr. Emma Hammarlund
Dr. Emma Hammarlund is a Principal Investigator in the Division of Translational Cancer Research at Lund University Cancer Center and the Lund Stem Cell Center. Her lab investigates how the rise of animals on Earth relates to the evolution of stemness control.
Ep. 193: “From Academia to Venture Capital” Featuring Dr. Themasap Khan
Dr. Themasap Khan is the Vice President at Civilization Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in genomics, diagnostics, digital health, AI, and personalized and regenerative medicine. He leads the firm’s scientific due diligence and academic outreach programs. Dr. Khan earned his in PhD in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in Dr. Sergiu Pasca’s lab at Stanford, where his research focused on genome engineering, cerebellar organoid models, and live imaging to elucidate biological mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders.
Ep. 192: “Gene Expression and the Brain” Featuring Dr. Johan Jakobsson
Dr. Johan Jakobsson is a Professor of Molecular Neurogenetics at the Lund Stem Cell Center. His research focuses on epigenetic mechanisms of the brain, including the role of microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs, and endogenous retroelements in neural stem cells and neurons.
Ep. 191: “Laser-Based Cell Manipulation” Featuring Dr. Marinna Madrid
Dr. Marinna Madrid is Co-Founder of Cellino, an early-stage biotechnology company seeking to make personalized, autologous cell therapies viable at large scale for the first time. Cellino’s platform combines label-free imaging and high-speed laser editing with machine learning to automate cell reprogramming, expansion, and differentiation in a closed cassette format, enabling thousands of patient samples to be processed in parallel in a single facility.
Ep. 190: “Immunology and Podcasts” Featuring Drs. Brenda Raud and Jason Goldsmith
Dr. Brenda Raud is a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and Dr. Jason Goldsmith is the Director of Donor Medical Sciences at Seres Therapeutics. In addition to their work as immunology researchers, Brenda and Jason are also hosts of the new Immunology Podcast, a sister podcast to the Stem Cell Podcast.
Ep. 189: “Stem Cells and Synthetic Biology” Featuring Dr. Krishanu Saha
Dr. Krishanu Saha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His lab utilizes quantitative and bioengineering methods including genome editing, biomanufacturing, and disease modeling to advance the next generation of cell and gene therapies.
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)
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!!
Good, but first half is irrelevant
A promising podcast, but I suggest tightening up the content to only stem cell/regenerative medicine/etc related content. The first half of the show is taken up with general science news, or news tangentially related to science that is completely irrelevant to these topics. A stem cell podcast is a great idea; I think trimming the fat would make this amazing!