September 4, 2020
My guest today is Janani Hariharan. She's a PhD candidate working in the field of soil microbial ecology at Cornell University, and her current research is on the Biogeography & Ecology of Streptomyces.
We chat today about terrestrial microbes, analyzing soil samples from the Adirondacks, the importance of biodiversity, but also how our identities affect how we engage with the world.
August 21, 2020
My guest is Jason Marvin, a Biomedical Engineering PhD Candidate at Cornell University. His current research is on tendon regeneration, and, in particular, finding ways to promote scarless tendon healing. He’s an (NSF GRFP) Fellow and an organizer of a number of science communication workshops. We chat today about his diverse research experiences, and his advocacy for equity and inclusion in higher education.
August 7, 2020
My guest today is Dr. Ana Maria Porras, currently a Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow. She’s a biomedical engineer whose research ranges on topics from tissue engineering to the gut microbiome. Our chat today touches on critical stages in the development of your gut microbiome, the importance of a global perspective when researching diseases, as well as #microbemondays, her social media initiative which uses art to communicate science.
July 24, 2020
We are joined today by Dr Alice Nadeau, currently an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in mathematics at Cornell University.Her research is in dynamical systems, and, in particular, their applications in ecology and climate. We talk about how the extreme axial tilt of Pluto’s could explain the existence of glaciers on its surface, the importance of a good human connection when picking your PhD advisor, and how much of her research is spurred by a need in the society that she feels mathematics can fill.
July 12, 2020
"Tidbits of Research" is a podcast chronicling my search for interesting tidbits in the lives of researchers across diverse fields. Every episode features a conversation between myself and a researcher, in which we try to unravel the stories of their interests (research or otherwise), projects, passions, and everything in between.