Jan 26, 2021
Dr. Ana Maria Porras is a biomedical engineer studying the human gut microbiome and developing biomaterials-based models of disease, to see how good and bad microorganisms regulate our health. She's also an incredible artist, crocheting the microbes she studies and using them to engage with the public in both the US...
Jan 19, 2021
Dr. Jenifer Smith is the Director of the Department of Forensic Sciences in Washington, DC. Before beginning her position at the DFS Dr. Smith, a PhD chemist, was an FBI Special Agent for over 20 years, and former Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Intelligence Analysis Section. She also led the CIA’s...
Jan 12, 2021
Dr. Nicole Allen is a New York City-based psychiatrist who specializes in psychosomatic medicine—an interdisciplinary field of psychiatry focused on the interaction between mental and physical illness.
Dr. Allen and Sam chat about what life is like for a psychiatrist—and her patients—during a global pandemic, and...
Jan 5, 2021
Moiya McTier is an astrophysicist and folklorist, completing her PhD in astronomy at Columbia University.
When she's not thinking about planet formation or working on a book, you might find Moiya building other worlds on her podcast Exolore.
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