Scientist the Human Podcast

A laid-back conversation with scientists engaged in exciting work. We will discuss their research and explore the path these individuals took in getting to where they are today. My goal is to get to know the human behind the scientist. Join in!


STH – E30 Dr. Kliment Verba – Cryo-EM & COVID-19 virus receptor traps

https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scientist-the-human-podcast/embed/episodes/STH—E30-Dr–Kliment-Verba—Cryo-EM–COVID-19-virus-receptor-traps-e22ujdb Summary Dr. Kliment Verba is an Assistant Professor at the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) and Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF. Dr. Verba uses biophysical methods such as cryo-EM (cryogenic electron microscopy) to study structural biology and elucidate how proteins look in 3D, down to atomic details. His work spans topics ranging…

STH – E29 Dr. Derek Lowe – Blogging & Drug Discovery

Summary Dr. Derek Lowe is a medicinal chemist, author, and blogger. He is currently Director in Chemical Biology and Therapeutics at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR). Dr. Lowe’s work in drug discovery has spanned multiple decades with tenures at Schering-Plough, Bayer, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. In addition to his industry work, Dr. Lowe authors…

STH – E28 Dr. Eric Wang Returns – Leukemia & Therapy Resistance

Summary Dr. Eric Wang is an Assistant Professor at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) for Genomic Medicine. Dr. Wang’s work has uncovered new therapeutic vulnerabilities in RNA-binding protein networks in leukemia through the use of genomic screening approaches, which we discuss in this episode. His lab investigates therapy resistance in cancer, with a focus on leukemias.…

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Simranjit Singh, PhD

Sim is a recent PhD from Duke University School of Medicine. He has been exploring scientists’ work and motivations through this podcast since 2014. Tweet him @Simhawk to say what’s up!

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