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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NEB Podcast Episode #27 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight: Interview with Naama Geva-Zatorsky

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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Duration: 19:02 min.

Featuring: Naama Geva-Zatorsky, Principal Investigator, Technion; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear Naama Geva-Zatorsky explain how her lab is using loop-mediated isothermal amplification, or LAMP, technology to detect SARS-CoV-2 directly from saliva samples or universal transport media containing nose and throat swab samples, without the need for RNA purification.

NEB Podcast Episode #26 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight Series: Interview with the developers of STOPCovid

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Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Duration: 19:44 min.

Featuring: Feng Zhang, Ph.D., The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Omar Abudayyeh, Ph.D., The McGovern Institute of MIT, Jonathan Gootenberg, Ph.D., The McGovern Institute of MIT

Hear from Feng Zhang, Omar Abudayyeh and Jonathan Gootenberg about the STOPCovid initiative for point-of-care testing for COVID-19.

NEB Podcast Episode #25 -
COVID-19 Researcher Spotlight Series: Interview with Brian Rabe

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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Duration: 19:19 min.

Featuring: Brian Rabe, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Medical School

Hear from Brian Rabe of HMS about his work applying RT-LAMP to develop a fast SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic assay.

NEB Podcast Episode #24 -
Interview with James Bevington: Sending Science to Space

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Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020

Duration: 20:45 min.

Featuring: James Bevington, Ph.D. candidate, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Hear from James Bevington about how he is applying synthetic biology to space studies and the potential of life on Mars.

NEB Podcast Episode #23 -
Zero Out Lab Waste – Panel Discussion

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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2020

Duration: 31:41 min.

Featuring: Rowena Eng, Sustainability Coordinator, UCSF; Diana Lin, Senior Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute; Allison Paradise, CEO, My Green Lab; Lisa Anderson, Bioanalytical Scientist, Amyris; Scott Weitze, Lead Scientist, Labcon

Hear how to move your laboratory toward zero waste from experts in lab sustainability and recycling, lab plastic manufacturing and microplastics pollution.

NEB Podcast Episode #22 -
Interview with Genes in Space: High School Science Performed on the Space Station

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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020

Duration: 9:47 min.

Featuring: Katy Martin, Program Coordinator, Genes in Space; Deniz Atabay, Mentor, Genes in Space; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Listen to members of the Genes in Space program as they talk about the program’s mission and its impact on young scientists.

NEB Podcast Episode #21 -
Interview with Eva Nogales: How Cryogenic Electron Microscopy Informs Molecular Biology

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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Duration: 31:56 min.

Featuring: Eva Nogales, Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology & Howard Hughes Investigator, University of California, Berkeley; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Listen to Dr. Eva Nogales describe how cryo-electron microscopy addresses the challenge of visualizing macromolecular structures.

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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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