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 #4 -
Interview with Sabah Ul-Hasan: What does symbiosis in science mean?

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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018

Duration: 17:52 min

Featuring: Sabah Ul-Hasan, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Merced, CA & Lydia Morrison, NEB Marketing Communications Writer & Podcast Host

Sabah Ul-Hasan is the co-founder of the Biota Project, a science outreach organization dedicated to celebrating communities and connecting them to the science and nature they are surrounded by. The goal of the project is to promote mutual understanding and appreciation, or symbiosis, through the production of educational videos.

NEB Podcast Episode #3 -
Interview with Becky Kucera: What PCR and Kary Mullis Taught Me about Life

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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Duration: 21:58 min

Featuring: Becky Kucera, Principal Development Scientist of Applications & Product Development, New England Biolabs, Inc. & Lydia Morrison, NEB Technical Writer and Podcast Host

Becky Kucera has been an active member of the scientific community at NEB for over 30 years. She was at the bench during the early years after the concept of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was conceived by Kary Mullis. Becky reminisces about what this initially controversial technique meant to life scientists and what it taught her about tenaciously believing in one’s own theories.

NEB Podcast Episode #2 -
Interview with Angela Belcher: Seeking Inspiration for Innovative Science

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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Duration: 22:42 min

Featuring: Angela Belcher, James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts & Chris Noren, recently retired Scientific Director of Chemical Biology Research, New England Biolabs, Inc

Angela Belcher’s innovative science has found its inspiration in some pretty unlikely places, such as the pages of the NEB catalog and the exoskeletons of sea creatures. She has always been driven to discover, but it is her ability to find inspired biological solutions to limitations in current technologies that make her science so successful.

NEB Podcast Episode #1 -
Interview with Sir Richard Roberts: Microbes and Bacteria, Your Friendly Neighborhood Watch

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Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Duration: 13:40 min

Featuring: Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Laureate, Chief Scientific Officer of New England Biolabs, Inc. & Sriharsa Pradhan, Distinguished Scientist of the Genome Biology Research, New England Biolabs, Inc.

Sriharsa Pradhan first met Rich Roberts when he applied for a postdoctoral position in Roberts' lab at Cold Spring Harbor, and he immediately knew that Rich does and thinks about things a bit differently. In this episode, Rich explains why bacteria and microbes have such a bad rap, and why the public should adjust the way we think about these organisms.

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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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