Genetic counselor, Ginger Nichols, shares about what the MotherToBaby service offers and other information for pregnant and nursing women.
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Patient advocates Bernadette Scarduzio and Allison Moore share about CMT, their documentary and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation.
Nevena Hristozova joins me on the show all the way from Brussels! We discuss her research with chaperones - stress related proteins, in plants under unfavorable environmental conditions.
Dr. Melina Fan joins me on the show to discuss plasmids. Dr. Fan is the Chief Scientific Officer and a co-founder of Addgene. Addgene is a nonprofit organization that operates a plasmid repository for the research community. Dr. Fan explains what plasmids are, highlights cool genes that are inserted into plasmids and how Addgene's plasmid repository works.
Prenatal genetic counselor Brittany Gancarz talks about the field of genetic counseling, busts a few genetic counseling myths and announces a new genetic counseling program in Connecticut!
Dr. Ellen Elliott discusses her research of lncRNAs in TH2 cells and asthma. and how she uses CRISPR to do it.
What a lncRNA is, its function in gene expression, the diseases associated, how the CRISPR-Cas can modify it.
Former camper and current camp counselor, Ester Wasserman shares the magic of camp, how it was founded, what it offers to seriously ill children campers and her own experience through the years.
February 29th is the rarest day of the year and that means it's Rare Disease Day! Throughout the world NORD (The National Organization of Rare Diseases) has hosted Rare Disease Day events. I attended the Connecticut Rare Disease Day at the State House in Hartford and interviewed a few of the presenters including Jackie and Eloise Stager, founders of JaxLegacy, John Hopper, the director of the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation and Maddie Shaw, leader of Maddie's Herd.
Dr. Caroline Dealy returns to the show to discuss the UCONN-TIP (Technology Intern Program). She is the founder and director of the program. UCONN-TIP pairs UConn students with university start-up companies for mentored research internships in business or STEM. She shares what kind of research experience can students anticipate and how it can help in your career.
UCONN hosted a free event honoring Henrietta Lacks on September 24th, 2015 at The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The bestselling author of the book, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot presented as well as members of the Lacks family. This episode recaps the event and features an interview with descendents of Henrietta Lacks, Kimberly Lacks, granddaughter, and Veronica Spencer, great-granddaughter.
Dr. Caroline Dealy of UCONN Health gives an inside scoop about her research on the development of the human skeleton.
Robin Schwartz shares her experience as a hereditary cancer genetic counselor.
Dr. Klassen shares his research with fungus-growing ant symbiosis to understand how microbial interaction evolves.
Hereditary cancer experts share about Lynch syndrome, breast cancer, genetic counseling, and genetic testing.
Attend the Rare Diseases Awareness Event 2015 at UCONN Health Center on February 25th. Sophia Walker explains the celebration of individuals who have rare diseases and the many researchers and physicians who are fighting to find cures for these conditions.
Noel Lloyd from the Alliance for Aging Research explains how they advance science and enhance lives through education campaigns and working with legislation.
Dr. Rachel O'Neill discusses her laboratory which researches molecular genetic and cytogenetics techniques to study centromere determinance.