OYM66: Life of PI with Dr. Michael Nestor

OYM66: Life of PI with Dr. Michael Nestor
    Our guest this week is Dr. Michael Nestor (mnestor@hussmanautism.org), a researcher at the Hussman Institute for Autism in Maryland who’s calling in from behind a wall of snow to talk neuroscience, science communication, and the path from PhD student to PI, with Liam and Kat. The OYM hosts have had opposing experiences with ...

OYM65: FISHing spot

OYM65: FISHing spot
This week On Your Mind: We’re reunited with Adel, who’s survived a marathon of exams to come talk neuroscience.  He’s also got his hands on a research project that involves a case study of patient with neurological symptoms.  Of course, this forces us to revisit, and surprisingly agree upon, the purpose and scope of case ...

OYM64: Macho Estrogen with Ian Mahar

OYM64: Macho Estrogen with Ian Mahar
On Your Mind this week: Kathryn may have abandoned Liam, but she left him in the capable hands of birthday boy and returning guest Ian Mahar (@ianmahar). Ian is in one of the most exciting phases of a PhD, the end zone, where life consists of writing papers, theses, and postdoc proposals. Back in the lab, Liam ...

OYM63: Huntin’ Frankenslices with Kimberly Girling

OYM63: Huntin' Frankenslices with Kimberly Girling
This week, Kim Girling is joining us all the way from the west coast to share what’s on her mind.  Kim is a fifth year PhD student at the University of British Colombia who studies Huntington’s disease, and is working on developing peptides that can be used to decrease the effects of the mutant protein.  ...

OYM62: Sexy Single Cells

OYM62: Sexy Single Cells
    Our hosts have lived very different lives this week, with Liam getting knocked off his feet by a virus and Kat ramping up the next phase of her project.  While Liam was in bed with his backlog of movies to watch, Kat’s been pulling late nights and weekends to try and finish designing ...

OYM61: Mind Control Lasers with Huy-Binh Nguyen

OYM61: Mind Control Lasers with Huy-Binh Nguyen
This week we’ve got the pleasure of welcoming Huy-Binh Nguyen to the OnYourMind studio!  He’s a local neuroscience grad student who’s studying the effects of early life maternal care on neural phenotypes in the hippocampus of rats.   Like a lot of us, he was drawn to the vastness of neuroscience and the breadth of questions ...

OYM60: High Resolution New Years

OYM60: High Resolution New Years
Happy 2015 from the On Your Mind team!  We’re back from our respective vacations, some of us just barely, and we’ve got some thoughts to share to start off the New Year. Kathryn has had quite an adventure getting back to Montreal, with cancelled flights and damaged baggage putting her more than a day behind ...

OYM59: Non-denominational Winter Holiday 2014

Coming to you from our respective hometowns, the OYM crew is getting together to talk about what’s on their minds this week before taking a much needed week off for the holidays.  Instead of reviewing an article, Kat and Liam are sitting down across the country to share their thoughts on a whole range of ...

OYM58: Ain’t no REST for Nipun Chopra

OYM58: Ain't no REST for Nipun Chopra
We’re excited to welcome Nipun Chopra (@nipunchopra7) to the On Your Mind studio this week, who’s taken time out of his own science and podzilla life to talk neuroscience with us.  Having gone from high school biology teacher to doctoral student at Indiana University Indianapolis, he’s got a lot to add to the On Your ...

OYM57: ERKquake!

OYM57: ERKquake!
This week, it business as usual for the On Your Mind team, except for one small exception.  While Liam keeps plugging away at his Westerns and Kat moves ahead with her experiments, Adel has officially finished and submitted his Master’s thesis!  Ok, so maybe that’s a huge exception.  With the end in sight, he’s finally ...