Beyond the Seminar Podcast

Beyond the Seminar: Conversations in Science

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Ever wanted to know what makes a scientist tick? Join Randy Carney in getting to know the invited weekly speakers joining the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Department‘s Seminar Series. Long form interviews reveal the speaker‘s path along the road to their current position and what motivates them to explore their world with science.

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Episode 1: Shivang Dave, Ph.D. - CEO of PlenOptika

Recording with Shivang Dave and Randy Carney

Bioengineer Dr. Shivang Dave talks about the challenges of developing his start-up company, PlenOptika, and how his childhood trips to India informed his passion to contribute to solving issues in global health.






Episode 2: Prof. Tara Deans - University of Utah Biomedical Engineering

Prof.Tara Deans

Prof. Tara Deans, an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah, discusses her innovative ideas at the forefront of synthetic biology and opens up about the challenges of having a baby during graduate school.






Episode 3: Prof. Beth Pruitt - UC Santa Barbara Bioengineering

Professor Beth Pruitt

Dr. Beth Pruitt describes why she is interested in mechanobiology - how cells change their decision making when under load - and how joining the Navy paved a circuitous path to academia.






Episode 4: Prof. Liana Lareau - UC Berkeley Bioengineering

Dr. Liana Lareau

Dr. Liana Lareau shares her passion for studying RNA, what is was like to work in Pat Brown's group as a trainee, and explains how it felt in 2020 to be working in a field with direct relevance to the emerging global pandemic.