We hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July, we are back with Episode 22 and dive right in with our literature review. On this show we discuss everything from freezing down testicles, to retinas that sense light from stem cells, and we salute good riddance to STAP cells. We close referencing new paper in Cell Stem Cell, and bring on the senior author Dr. Paul Tesar from Case Western Reserve to talk about the paper and his work. After the interview we all rant about people presenting only published data at conferences. Enjoy and as always please leave us your feedback.
We are back for episode 18. On this show we review the literature and talk about a range if topics including stem cells injected into hearts, mice afraid of male researchers, diabetic SCNT, and the staircase of shame. We then bring Dr. Kevin Eggan from Harvard University on the show to talk about his latest work using stem cells to cure ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease. Enjoy.[Read more…]
Over the past few weeks some really exciting papers came out describing the reprogramming of one cell into another, a process called Direct Reprogramming. On this episode we talk with Dr. Justin Ichida from USC who uses the latest reprogramming techniques in his lab to study neural disease. We review the literature from the past two weeks including increased brain activity in those that recall their dreams, incidence of Autism on the rise, converting skin cells into liver or pancreatic cells, and making meat from celebrities. We close with a rant on stir bars. Enjoy!
Justin Ichida completed his Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Jack Szostak. From 2007-2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Eggan in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. Dr. Ichida was a New York Stem Cell Foundation Druckenmiller Fellow and a recipient of the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Since 2013, he has been an Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Southern California. His current research is focused on using patient-specific disease models to define the mechanisms that lead to neuronal loss in ALS and frontotemporal dementia.[Read more…]
The Stem Cell Podcast still going strong with episode 11. We start off the show inviting everyone to this year’s NextGen Stem Cell Conference where stem cell scientists will come together for a causal, fun meeting of the minds.
We then go through the science roundup discussing everything from a new herpes drug, to heart cell propelled sperm looking bio-bots, to stem cell-derived 3D kidneys.We then talk to Dr. Mark Tomishima, director of the SKI Stem Cell Research Facility located in New York City. Mark tells us about what his and other core facilities do for stem cell researchers locally and abroad, as well as various projects his group is working on. Dr. Tomishima is a true stem cell guru with tons of knowledge, and of course, some really funny stories about Yosif. Enjoy![Read more…]
In this episode we start with our science round up discussing everything from the ground state in stem cells to male birth control. We then dive into other stem cell topics including reprogramming via protein transduction and CRISPR-mediated gene repair.
In the final part of the show we interview Justine Miller, a PhD candidate from Lorenz Studer’s lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering to discuss their recent paper in Cell Stem Cell showing how to age stem cell-derived neurons in the culture dish. We then finish off the show with some True/False questions. Enjoy![Read more…]