Episode 21: 2 Dope Docs


For our Season 1 finale, Shannon and Leena interview each other! 

Don’t worry, though! We’ll be back soon with new episodes, and we’ll be sharing some of our favorites from Season 1 in the meantime.

Follow us on Twitter (@NTKODpod), Facebook, and Instagram (@notthatkindofdoctorpod) to keep in touch! 


Episode 20: Come Sail Away

Daniel McGehee

Today on the show we interview Dr. Daniel McGehee who was Shannon’s PhD advisor. Dan got his undergraduate degree in Biology at Guilford College and his PhD in Physiology at UNC Chapel Hill. After receiving his PhD he did his postdoc at Columbia University and is now a full professor at the University of Chicago where he runs a lab studying nicotine addiction. We talked about his old life as a sailboat captain in the Caribbean (yes, really), why he left paradise to pursue science, and how science has changed over the years. We hope you like it!





Lab website:  http://mcgeheelab.uchicago.edu/ 


Episode 19: Dancing With the Stars


Today on the show, we are talking with astronomer and biodiversity writer Dr. Daniel Hudon. Daniel got his Master’s in Astronomy at the University of British Columbia, followed by his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Toronto. He currently lectures in Astronomy and Mathematics at Boston University and Northeastern University, while also making time to write books like The Bluffer’s Guide to the Cosmos and most recently Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals. We talked about how an astronomer turned his focus to life on earth and the biodiversity crisis, what astronomers actually do, and which extinct animal he mourns the most. We hope you like it!





Personal website: danielhudon.com

Find his books here: http://penandanvil.com/brief-eulogies/

Or on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Hudon/e/B004SH8KHQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1519054421&sr=8-1



Episode 18: Double Blind

Dr. Abidemi K. Adeniji

Today on the show, we are joined by biostatistician Dr. Abidemi K. Adeniji. Abi got his undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then got his Master’s and PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently the Associate Director of Biostatistics at EMD Serono. He tells us about his childhood in Lagos, Nigeria, what it’s like to work at a biopharmaceutical company, and most importantly, he tells us what Biostatistics actually is. So if you’ve ever wondered about people who like math and statistics so much that they make it their job, this is the show for you! We hope you like it!





Episode 17: The Plastic Brain

Anthony Holtmaat

Today on the show we interview Professor Anthony Holtmaat who is currently Leena’s Principal Investigator or her supervisor. Anthony received his Masters in Science in Medical Biology and his PhD in Molecular Neuroscience from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is currently a full professor and has his own laboratory at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. We talked about everything from growing up in the Netherlands to using a process known as synaptic plasticity to reorganize working brain circuits, to compensate for damaged brain circuits. This type of work could for example improve recovery after a stroke.