Launch of The Microbiome Podcast


We are excited to announce the launch of The Microbiome Podcast. There will be a new podcast available every two weeks with new episodes becoming available on Sundays.  Our first two podcasts are available to be downloaded and subscribed to on iTunes (click here) and Stitcher (click here) or you can listen to them on our website.

In the first episode we talked with Dr. Chris Mason from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Mason led the research that analyzed the bacteria and microorganisms in the New York City transit systems.  They sampled every subway station in the city and assembled the microbiome profile of the NYC subway system. We discussed the impact this research has now and what the future might look like when we can sample bacteria in the subway in real time. Read our blog post about this project here.

The second episode featured a conversation with Dr. Jonathan Eisen from University of California, Davis. We talked with Dr. Eisen about his research as well as a number of different issues pertaining to science like women in STEM fields and open access scientific publications. And if you aren’t tired by now of The Dress and whether it is blue and black or white and gold, you can hear William and David's opinion on the matter (it’s white and gold). 

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