A homegrown podcast exploring cutting-edge neuroscience, technology, and culture. Seriously, what could be better?
Rerouting... (feat. Isabel Low)
37:46Isabel Low is a PhD student at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University in the lab of Dr. Lisa Giocomo. You can learn more about Isabel's research here (https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(21)00504-3) and the Giocomo lab here (https://giocomolab.weebly.com).
Shrimp vision (feat. Dr. Alice Chou)
24:15Few neuroscientists conduct research that requires them to go to sunny beaches. In an episode that was originally recorded in June 2021, Carla and Ethan talk with Dr. Alice Chou about her research at the unique and historical intersection of neuroscience and marine biology. Now a postdoc in Dr. Eve Marder's group at Brandeis University, at the time we interviewed Alice she was wrapping up her thesis in the Cronin lab at UMBC. If you like this episode, be sure to follow Alice on Twitter via her handle @overbrainbows
Ride the dopamine wave (feat. Dr. Arif Hamid)
42:15Greetings listeners! In this episode we get to talk with the first-rate dopamine scholar Arif Hamid about his recent paper published in Cell. Please check out the full article here: https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2821%2900377-9. Arif is opening his own lab at the Twin-Cities Medical Campus in Minneapolis, MN. To learn more about available positions you can visit his website: https://arifahamid.com/index.html.
War and sex (feat. Dr. Takashi Yamaguchi)
17:24In mice. Get ready to rumble with special guest Takashi Yamaguchi, a postdoc in the lab of Dayu Lin in the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health. In this episode, Takashi breaks down the exciting findings from his recent Nature Neuroscience publication, which can be accessed at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-020-0675-x
To pee or not to pee (feat. Dr. Kara Marshall)
30:48That is the question. And this is the episode kicking off season 2 of Top of the NOGN (!) where Carla Golden and Ethan McCurdy get to catch up with Kara Marshall, then-postdoc at Scripps and now-PI in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. Kara's lab is hiring so visit https://www.themarshalllab.com for more information. The full article from today's episode can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2830-7
Graduate School Apps: Where Do I Even Begin??? (Pt. 4 Decisions, Decisions, Decisions)
53:49In the final episode of our graduate school application series, Naoko Tanese, PhD, Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences and Director of the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at NYU Langone Health, Gariel Grant (lab of Richard Tsien), and Heejae Jang (lab of Christine Constantinople), all weigh in on how to select the right graduate program.
Graduate School Apps: Where Do I Even Begin??? (Pt. 3 Interviews)
40:17Looking for a resource on how to nail your interviews with your favorite graduate programs? Carla Golden and Ethan McCurdy talk with Professor David Schoppik, NYULH NI Executive Director Heather McKellar, as well as current PhD students Maya Hopkins and Andrew Mah about what makes for a successful interview. Carla and Ethan both weigh in with some stories and experience too. Whether you're interviewing now or in the future, we've put together this episode as a collection of some helpful tips that are sure to put you in the right direction. We discuss NIH RePORTER in the episode. You can visit that resource here: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm
Call Your Motha (feat. Dr. Jennifer Schiavo)
38:05This week we’re back in action with Jennifer Schiavo, PhD, a current postdoc in the lab of Vikram Gadagkar, PhD, at Columbia University. In this episode, we discuss Jennifer’s 2020 Nature paper, “Innate and plastic mechanisms for maternal behaviour in auditory cortex,” which she published as part of her doctoral research in the laboratory of Robert Froemke, PhD, at NYU Langone Health. Note: the sampling of adult rat ultrasonic vocalizations comes from a separate eLife paper, “Vocalization–whisking coordination and multisensory integration of social signals in rat auditory cortex.”
Panel Discussion: COVID-19 and Mental Health Pt 2, Managing Holiday Stress
57:33The Neuroscience Outreach Group at NYU recently hosted a town hall on everyone's favorite virtual platform featuring Helen Egger, MD, Alan Schlechter, MD, and Stephanie Rogers, PhD, as part of an ongoing series on COVID-19 and Mental Health. The recording from that event is presented in full here. Our thanks to Aaron Reliford, MD, who joined the first iteration of this event, which unfortunately was not recorded.
Don't Get Too Excited, It's Just Microglia! (feat. Dr. Ana Badimon)
27:17This time around we dive back into the data ya'll! Join us for a fun conversation with Dr. Ana Badimon about her 2020 Nature paper, "Negative feedback control of neuronal activity by microglia". Be sure to read the full article here https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2777-8