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Big Lick of Science

Dec 6, 2019

Ever wondered how our eyes connect to our brain? How do connections in our brains form in the first place? And why do we blink so much? Check out our latest episode to hear the answers to these questions from Dr. Michael Fox, an expert in the visual system and circuit development within the brain (interview begins at...

Nov 1, 2019

What happens when our hearts are infected with a virus? And how do we study such a phenomenon? Tune in to hear third-year Ph.D. student Rachel Padget discuss her research in the cardiac field and her life as a graduate student!

Oct 18, 2019

How exactly does the heart beat? How is electrical activity passed from one heart cell to another? And how can this go wrong in diseases like heart failure? Does drinking red wine really help prevent heart disease? Hear the answer to these questions and more in this episode featuring Dr. Steve Poelzing, an expert in...

Oct 6, 2019

Tune in to hear graduate student Ubadah Sabbagh as he discusses his path to a Ph.D. program and his research into how light can impact much more than what we see, including jet lag and mood disorders.

Sep 20, 2019

Have you ever wondered what RNA is, or how it differs from DNA? And how exactly does DNA relate to our traits, such as eye color or height? Tune in to learn the answer to these questions and more. Dr. Shannon Farris, an expert in RNA, joins us in our first episode to discuss the importance of RNA and how it contributes...