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 #44 -
Interview with Nídia Trovão: Understanding Infectious Diseases

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Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Duration: 25:05

Featuring: Nídia Trovão, Scientist, Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health

Hear Dr. Nídia Trovão of the Fogarty International Center at the NIH, explain how the evolution of viral pathogens in human and animal populations are studied and the insights this research offers. 

Podcast #43 -
Interview with Greg Powell: Carbon Capture Through Reforestation

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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Duration: 15:30

Featuring: Greg Powell, Executive Director, Reforest The Tropics

Hear how the nonprofit organization Reforest the Tropics is working to capture carbon through reforestation from the company’s Executive Director Greg Powell. 

Podcast #42 -
Women in Science: Interview with Bijoyita Roy

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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Duration: 10:08

Featuring: Dr. Bijoyita Roy, NEB RNA Research Senior Scientist, New England Biolabs, Inc.

Hear from Dr. Bijoyita Roy, NEB RNA Research Senior Scientist, whose work focuses on mRNA synthesis, methods for RNA research and RNA therapeutics.

Podcast #41 -
Women in Science: Interview with Dr. Eileen Dimalanta

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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2022

Duration: 09:20

Featuring: Eileen Dimalanta, Ph.D., Associate Director of Applications & Product Development, New England Biolabs, Inc.

Hear from Dr. Eileen Dimalanta, Associate Director of Applications and Product Development at NEB, whose work focuses on next generation sequencing.  

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. 

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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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