Rachel Cherney

  Rachel is a graduate student in the Genetics and Molecular Biology Program at UNC. She studies lncRNAs and their …

Ep 56- Unlocking Genetic Regulation with Rachel Cherney and Connor Wander

How did you get so put together?  DNA is the blueprint, but it doesn’t determine everything.  DNA gets turned into RNA, and then finally into proteins that help build your body and brain.  But there are SO many steps in that process that affect the final product- you.   The sum of these steps is a process called genetic regulation. 

Ep. 48- Are Herbal Supplements Effective? Using Modern Science to Investigate Ancient Medicines with Tayler Catherine

Tayler is a PhD candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Her research …

Ep. 47- Genetic Big data for Personalized Medicine with Sean Jackewicz

Sean Jackewicz is a research student at the University of Georgia who is studying for his degree in Genetics, with …

Ep. 45: Applications and Limitations of GWAS with Dr. Liz Tunbridge

Listen in to hear Dr. Liz Tunbridge of Oxford University discuss the limitations of GWAS (Genome-wide association studies) and her …

Ep. 44: Sex Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton and Connor Wander

Listen in to learn about sex differences in Alzheimer’s Disease and the biology that makes the female brain vulnerable to …

Ep. 42: Neuronal Apoptosis- The Cautious and the Willing with Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh and Connor Wander

This episode is all about neuronal apoptosis.  In Dr. Mohanish Deshmukh’s eyes, some cells are willing to undergo apoptosis, while …

Ep. 38: Wood Thrushes and Canadian Wildlife Ecology with Alex Israel

For Part Two in our wildlife ecology series, we talked with Alexandra Israel, a Master’s student at York University about …

Episode 23: The Role of Apoptosis with Georgia Smith

We had the chance to talk with Georgia Atkin-Smith about Apoptosis and different types of cell death, autoimmune disorders, and …

Episode 20: Biomedical Engineering and Science Education with Stephanie Teeter

Our second ComSciCon Triangle interview was with Stephanie Teeter from NC State.  Stephanie is a technician for two biomedical engineering …