OYM92: SHANKs for the Reference Letter

OYM92: SHANKs for the Reference Letter
This Week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: It’s the first episode of 2016 and we’re catching up with our co-hosts and all that’s been on their minds.  Kat’s pre-winter break plan to get everything finished has backfired bigtime, but she’s learned a valuable lesson in deadline realism.  While she’s frantically trying to catch ...

OYM91: Make-Work

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: It’s back to our regularly scheduled programming! With the winter holidays looming, our beloved hosts are desperately trying to squeeze the last bit of productivity out of the season.  Kat’s wrestling her labmates for equipment and Liam’s been busy planning the tail end of his degree ...

OYM90: The Kat Came Back 5

We’re starting to get back into the swing of things this week, with Kat finally returning from her travelling adventures with stories to share!  She’s discovered an unexpected excitement about bioinformatics while she was away, and so she’s been thinking about the importance of computer literacy in the life sciences.  In fact, she brings us ...

OYM89b: Lonely Liam 4

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast Kat’s still in Europe (she’ll be back soon) and Liam is all alone. First he takes the opportunity to talk more about Science funding and Canadian Politics, and then follows a thought train exploring if it would help or hurt science if everyone under stood scientists are just regular folks. ...

OYM89: Gutsy Microglia With Aadil Bharwani and Shawna Thompson 4

This week on the On Your Mind Neuoscience Podcast: Liam is joined by McMaster graduate students Shawna Thompson (@mostlymicroglia) and Aadil Bharwani (@brainymicrobes), to debrief on SFN15, talk about the reproducibility project, recent successes and troubles at 23andMe, and genetic dating services. In this week’s paper we bring together the worlds of microglia and gut ...

OYM87: NRFing SKITCHy NDP with Brad Dieter 1

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: We’re joined by special guest Dr. Brad Dieter who tells us about his journey from running people on treadmills to running proteins on a gel.  Then we discuss the challenges of preparing for conferences, the importance of colour coordination, and taking classes way to late into ...

OYM86: Totally T-Shaped

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: Kathryn has been so busy getting ready for conferences she hasn’t prepared for her committee meeting, and Liam’s been so busy not thinking about it he hasn’t gotten ready for conferences! Maybe he should spend less time interviewing politicians like Ted Hsu and Laurin Liu about ...

OYM85: Auto-pilot

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: Kat has had a dramatic change in problems, and now has so much data she can’t stop working on it (literally), while Liam has realized that maybe it was a mistake to sign up for so many extracurricular activities. On Our Minds: In what little spare ...

OYM84: Shrinkage

We’re Back!! This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: We celebrate our triumphant return and realize that somewhere during our break we became senior PhD students in our labs. A lot has happened since we spoke last, so Kat catches us up on Tom Insel’s push to involve private tech companies in neuroscience, and why neuroscience needs hackers, and ...

We’re terrible jugglers 2

We're terrible jugglers
  You may have noticed that our website is out of date….really out of date.  And if you haven’t, then ignore this post and keep on enjoying our backlog of episodes! But really, we’re working on the pile of show notes that have accumulated amidst the barrage of balls that we’re juggling, it’s just taking ...