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 #40 -
Women in Science: Interview with Tilde Carlow

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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Duration: 08:04

Featuring: Tilde Carlow, Ph.D., Scientific Director of Genome Biology, New England Biolabs, Inc.

Hear from Dr. Tilde Carlow, Scientific Director of Genome Biology at NEB, who has dedicated her career to infectious disease research. 

NEB Podcast Episode #39 -
Interview with Neville Sanjana: Using chemically modified RNAs to guide CRISPR/Cas13 activity

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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Duration: 35:23 min.

Featuring: Neville Sanjana, Core Faculty Member, New York Genome Center; Kevin Holden, Head of Science, Synthego; G. Brett Robb, Scientific Director of RNA, New England Biolabs; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear from Dr. Neville Sanjana, of the New York Genome Institute, Kevin Holden of Synthego, and Brett Robb of NEB, as we discuss their recent publication detailing the use of chemically modified guide RNAs and recombinant protein delivery to enhance control of CRISPR/Cas13 activity.

NEB Podcast Episode #38 -
Interview with Professor Jim Collins: Synthetic Biology’s role in pandemic detection and prevention

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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2021

Duration: 24:15 min.

Featuring: Professor Jim Collins, Ph.D., Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear from Professor Jim Collins of MIT how synthetic biology has helped us detect and mitigate the current COVID-19 pandemic and how it can help prevent future pandemics. 

NEB Podcast Episode #37 -
Interview with Professor Karmella Haynes: Synthetic Biology and the future of epigenetic medicine

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Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Duration: 20:26 min.

Featuring: Professor Karmella Haynes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Hear from Professor Karmella Haynes, on the use of synthetic biology to fine tune approaches to epigenetic medicine, from RNA to proteins.

NEB Podcast Episode #36 -
Interview with Professor Tom Ellis: Using synthetic biology to scale Engineered Living Materials

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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Duration: 27:36 min.

Featuring: Professor Tom Ellis, Ph.D., Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear from Tom Ellis, Professor of Synthetic Genome Engineering, in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London whose lab focuses on using synthetic biology to enable scalable production of Engineered Living Materials.

NEB Podcast Episode #35 -
Interview with Professor Jim Haseloff: From Plant Growth to Accessibility of Instrumentation

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Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Duration: 25:30 min.

Featuring: Professor Jim Haseloff, Ph.D., Department of Plant Science, University of Cambridge; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear from Professor Jim Haseloff, whose work has primarily focused on using synthetic biology to engineer plant growth, but during the pandemic he has focused his efforts on increasing global accessibility of low-cost instrumentation and access to diagnostics.

NEB Podcast Episode #34 -
Interview with Kate Creasey Krainer: Enabling Global Agricultural Growth

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Posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Duration: 23:01 min.

Featuring: Kate Creasey Krainer, Ph.D., President & Founder, Grow More Foundation; Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Hear from Kate Creasey Krainer, Founder of the Grow More Foundation, whose mission is to help end world hunger by bringing synthetic biology tools to developing countries and enabling communities to grow more fruitful crops.

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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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