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 #47 -
Interview with Jessie Stickgold-Sarah: Incorporating communication into the scientific process

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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Duration: 27:28

Featuring: Jessie Stickgold-Sarah, Lecturer, Harvard University

Hear MIT Lecturer Jessie Stickgold-Sarah, who shares her perspective on the importance of good communication skills – especially in science.

Podcast #46 -
Interview with Susan Aitken: Building a CLIA lab during a pandemic

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Posted: Monday, August 1, 2022

Duration: 17:22

Featuring: Susan Aitken, Molecular Laboratory Assistant Manager, Harvard University CLIA Laboratory

Hear Susan Aitken, Molecular Laboratory Asst. Manager of the HUCL lab, which provided testing for Harvard and MIT students and staff during the pandemic. 

Podcast #45 -
Interview with Anu Rebbapragada: Building a Diagnostics Company During the Pandemic

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Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Duration: 28:52

Featuring: Anu Rebbapragada, VP of Diagnostics Services, FH Health

Hear Dr. Anu Rebbapragada of FH Health – a Health-Tech company that was created early in the COVID-19 pandemic to address public diagnostic testing needs.

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.  

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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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