OYM 30: The Irreproducible Joe Rochford 1

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience podcast we’re excited to share our microphones with Dr. Joe Rochford.  He’s the Associate Director (or as he prefers Ass. Director) of the Neuroscience program at McGill and the Director of Academic Affairs at the Douglas Hospital Research Center and he’s sharing his thoughts on the importance ...

OYM 29: Learning the Milky Way

OYM 29: Learning the Milky Way
    Last week, OYM made its conference debut at a local interdisciplinary graduate research symposium and, although it meant we all had to switch up our approach to conferences, it was a great experience.  Welcome to all the new listeners we talked to over the two days, it’s nice to have you with us! On ...

OYM28: Untangling HSPs Genetic Network 1

OYM28: Untangling HSPs Genetic Network
This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: It’s amazing how much a disrupted schedule can affect productivity.  This week, Liam and Kat have had their sleep patterns turned upside down for one reason or another and are dealing with the repercussions.  In Liam’s case that means working in the lab until the early ...

OYM 27: Stressing out with Joe Makkerh

OYM 27: Stressing out with Joe Makkerh
It’s been a very exciting few days for the OYM team!  Its official, Adel’s going to be a doctor….God help us.  But in all seriousness, we’re very excited for him and highly condone spamming his Facebook and/or Twitter accounts with your congratulations. And we’ve got more news!  Instead of reviewing a paper, we’re talking with ...

OYM 26: Endocannabinoids in the Amygdala: A Sticky-icky Situation

OYM 26: Endocannabinoids in the Amygdala: A Sticky-icky Situation
We’ve had a busy, and exciting week over at OYM headquarters.  We’ll start by congratulating Liam for successfully generating an excitable cell!  After months and months of blood, sweat and tears, the science gods have finally decided to grace him with a working protocol.  He’s taken a well-deserved step forward in the never-ending quest for ...

Episode 25: DREADDed Relapse 2

Episode 25: DREADDed Relapse
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to branch out of academia? Adel’s back from his interview and we discuss the importance of non-academic CV building.  On the other side of the page, Kat’s been, making decisions about what to present at some upcoming conferences and Liam’s still braving the rocky terrain of Western Blots. ...

Episode 24: Fetch me a GABA switch 3

Episode 24: Fetch me a GABA switch
This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscince Podcast: We can’t believe he’s growing up so fast!  Our very own Adel is trying to cut the academic umbilical cord and is en route to a med school interview in Toronto.  But he won’t let career prospects get in the way of his weekly science talk ...

Episode 23: Bigger IS Better!!!! (by~0.5%) 1

Episode 23: Bigger IS Better!!!! (by~0.5%)
  If there’s one thing we’ve learned about grad school, it’s that it’s often a humbling experience.  Well, that and never pass up an opportunity for free food.  Liam’s getting first-hand experience with all the ways to screw up a Western Blot but he’s not giving up!  Meanwhile, Kat’s taken a detour to catch up ...

Episode 22: How do you say Oligodendrogenesis

Episode 22: How  do you say Oligodendrogenesis
Happy mint chocolate day!  We didn’t think that was a real thing either but Adel’s shown us the error of our ways.  And, if you can make it through a stomach-churning story of self-medication, he’s got some science to go along with it. In case you managed to avoid any and all forms of advertisement ...

Episode 21: The Littlest FISH 2

Episode 21: The Littlest FISH
We’re feeling the mid-winter lull over at OYM headquarters.  Liam and Kat are fighting to get a grip of their motivation, with what seems like a world of distractions at their fingertips.  And, after months of progress on his thesis, Adel’s hit his writer’s wall and is searching, desperately for a ladder. But it’s not ...