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Rob Malenka, Stanford neuro prof, on a life in science and crafting a career

Episode 13. Rob Malenka is the Nancy Friend Pritzker Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Rob completed his undergraduate work at Harvard, MD/PhD at Stanford, and postdoc at UCSF. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy for the Advancement of Science, among many other honors and awards.

UW Asst. Prof., Sam Golden, on building a lab during a pandemic

Episode 11. Sam Golden is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Biological Structure and the Center of Excellence in Neurobiology of Addiction, Pain, and Emotion (NAPE). He did at PhD in neuroscience at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and a postdoc at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

UCSF neuroscientist, Wendy Xin, on the role of social media in science

Episode 9. Wendy Xin is a postdoc at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She did her PhD in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University and did her dissertation research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in the same lab as Nick (the show host). Wendy completed her bachelor's degree in neuroscience at University of Toronto.

BCG Project Leader, Jorge Vazquez-Anderson, on mentorship and diversity

Episode 8. Jorge Vazquez-Anderson is a Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Jorge did a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, Jorge studied chemical engineering at ITESO Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara for his bachelor's degree and completed a master's degree at Universidad de Guadalajara.

NASA JPL geophysicist, Tom Armitage, on arctic expeditions and career transitions

Episode 7. Tom Armitage holds a PhD in earth sciences from University College London (UCL) and completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at UCL as well. Tom previously worked with the European Space Agency and recently completed postdoctoral training at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Maryland. He is an incoming consultant at Boston Consulting Group.

Pfizer scientist-strategist, Amit Srivastava, on vaccines and pandemics

Episode 6. Amit Srivastava is a Senior Director at Pfizer. He did a PhD in genetics and cell biology at Carnegie Mellon University and postdoc at Boston Children's Hospital. After launching a startup company, Amit worked in strategy consulting at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and worked in vaccine development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.