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 12: Don't Do Drugs With Friends


Today on the show, we’re joined from Linkoping, Sweden by another grad school roommate of Shannon's, Dr. Leah Mayo. Leah got her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. She got ger Master’s in Molecular Pathogenesis and Molecular Medicine and her doctorate in Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. She is now doing a post-doc in Sweden at Linkoping University. We talked about her Native American roots, drug addiction, and what it’s like to live in Sweden. So, we hope you like it!










Episode 4: Zapping Addiction


On this episode, Dr. Meaghan Creed, a neuroscientist and good friend of both Leena and Shannon, joins us from Balitmore, Maryland. Meaghan got her HBSc in Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Toronto, and then got her PhD in Neuroscience also at the University of Toronto. She studies how cocaine re-wires the brain’s reward circuitry, and she developed a new treatment that can reverse how cocaine rewires the brain.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, in the U.S. We talked about her interest in arctic tomatoes and the Canadian seal hunt, 80 hour work weeks, and her work investigating a new hope for the treatment of drug addition.