Welcome to the NEB® Podcast Series, Lessons from Lab & Life™

NEB_podcast_icon_White The NEB podcast series, Lessons from Lab & Life, is dedicated to sharing helpful life lessons from successful scientists. From an overview of cutting edge research to finding sources of inspiration, our podcasts can be enjoyed by science enthusiasts that like to ponder “what it all means”. Listen as leading researchers draw lessons from where scientific concepts (and misconceptions) have come from, where they are now, and where they are headed in the not-too-distant future. If you’ve got 20 minutes, we’ve got a story that just might interest you..

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Podcast #61 -
Interview with Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui: Molecular Diagnostic and Precision Medicine access in Mexico and Latin America

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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2024

Duration: 22:44

Featuring: Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Mendelian Genomics and Precision Medicine at INTERNATIONAL LABORATORY FOR HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH, Mexico

In this podcast, Claudia Gonzaga-Jauregui explains how she is working to increase access to molecular diagnostics and precision medicine in Mexico and Latin America.

Podcast #60 -
Interview with Podcast Shelly Xie: The importance of art in healthcare

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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2024

Duration: 14:13

Featuring: Shelly Xie, MD, Masters Candidate, Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida

2014 Passion in Science Award winner Shelly Xie joins us to share what she has learned about the benefits of art for healthcare providers and patients. 

Podcast #59 -
Molecular Cloning Series: NEBuilder 101

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Duration: 13:51

Featuring: Lindsey Spiegelman, Production Scientist, New England Biolabs, Inc.

Hear how NEBuilder HiFi offers fast, accurate assembly of DNA fragments, including DNA libraries, and enables multisite mutagenesis in a single reaction.

Podcast #58 -
Interview with Jo Handelsman: Microbial Communities and Expanding Diversity in Science

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Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2024

Duration: 24:43

Featuring: Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery shares her expertise in microbiome research and the importance of community. 

Podcast #57 -
Interview with Genes in Space 2023 Winner Isabel Jiang

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Posted: Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Duration: 11:37

Featuring: Isabel Jiang, Crystal Springs Uplands School, CA; Aleks Radakovic, Harvard University; Marc Bliss, miniPCR bio

Hear 2023 Genes in Space Winner, high school student Isabel Jiang describe her winning experimental proposal and her experience with the contest. 

Podcast #56 -
Molecular Cloning Series: Restriction Enzymes 101

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Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Duration: 23:47

Featuring: Bill Jack, Emeritus Scientist

NEB Emeritus Scientist Bill Jack explains how the discovery of new enzymes has helped advance the capabilities and possibilities of molecular cloning.

Podcast #55 -
Molecular Cloning Series: Golden Gate Assembly 101

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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2023

Duration: 13:43

Featuring: Andrew Sikkema, NEB Research Scientist I

Hear NEB Research Scientist Andy Sikkema, introduce Golden Gate Assembly and it’s uses, as well as tips for successful DNA assemblies.

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About your host:


Lydia Morrison
NEB Marketing Communications Writer

Lydia is a scientist by training and a communicator by nature, and has a knack for asking one too many questions.

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