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Episode 38 - Dance your Sci-Comm (with Heather Masson-Forsythe)

Season 2, Ep. 18

Heather Masson-Forsythe won the 2021 edition of Science Magazine's "Dance Your PhD" competition (Covid19 Category). She's currently in her last year in her PhD in Biochemistry & Biophysics at the Elisar Barbar’s lab group (Oregon State University). In this episode she chats with Danni Reches about her academic journey, her Covid-19 research on the nucleocapsid phosphoprotein of SARS-CoV-2, and her experiences as first generation and LGBTQ+ in academia, and in STEM.

Heather also share her passion for science communication (#SciComm) and how she realized that she can combine it with her passion for dancing. She has published numerous viral Tik-Tok videos in which she explains about science and her research through dance challenges.

In this episode Heather drank almond milk latte and Danni drank her Amaretto of course.

Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)

Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)

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Episode 39 - Special collaboration with Planthropology (Dr. Vikram Baliga)

Season 2, Ep. 19
In this special collaboration episode, Danni chats with Dr. Vikram Baliga,a.k.a. the plant professor the host of the successful "Planthropology"podcast. Vikram talks about his journey that led him from being lost to finishing a PhD in Horticultural Science at Texas Tech University and becoming an award-winning lecturer in it, owning his own business, being a manager of the university greenhouse, and a successful podcaster. Vikram shares about his passion for plants that started with his MD grandfather, and his hobbies of woodworks, music, and photography. Vikram also talks about his podcast and how the idea was triggered in his mind, and about his hilarious and educational tik-tok videos. In this special episode Danni drank Amaretto and Vikram drank his coffee.This is Part I of a special double episode. In Part II, Vikram interviews Danni for a Planthropology episode. You should really check it out at https://www.planthropologypod.com/Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow Vikram and Planthropology:Website: www.planthropologypod.comPodchaser: www.podchaser.com/PlanthropologyFacebook page: PlanthropologyFacebook group: Planthropology's Cool Plant PeopleInstagram: @PlanthropologyPodTwitter: @Planthropology_Vikram's Twitter: @ThePlantProfTik-Tok: @theplantprofe-mail: Planthropologypod@gmail.comContact us:On Twitter:@What2DoWithTHATOn Facebook:@What2DoWithTHATOn Instagram:@What2DoWithTHATSubscribe toour YouTube ChannelOur website:www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode!