Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Beyond Lab Walls Podcast

Beyond Lab Walls Podcast

Beyond Lab Walls is Salk’s podcast that highlights cutting-edge science and the researchers making it all possible. On the podcast, hosts Isabella Davis and Nicole Mlynaryk interview Salk’s internationally renowned and award-winning scientists to explore the very foundations of life, and learn about new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. Beyond Lab Walls is a production of the Salk Office of Communications, and can be heard on Apple and Google podcasts, Stitcher, or click and listen on the episode webpages below.

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Jake Minich | Beyond Lab Walls Podcast

Jake Minich is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Research Professor Todd Michael. Minich had a long and winding journey to Salk, crossing continents and oceans to land in sunny San Diego studying microbial ecology. Combining his childhood joy of fishing and a passion for community, Minich is working to alleviate or prevent the burden of undernutrition in low- and middle-income countries.

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Laura Mainz | Beyond Lab Walls Podcast

Laura Mainz is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Professor Jan Karlseder. Always curious about the human body, her father’s cancer diagnosis inspired a career in cancer biology. In this episode, we learn about Mainz’s journey from Germany to California, the science of stopping cancer before it starts, and how researchers cope with such emotionally draining lab work.

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Pamela Maher | Beyond Lab Walls Podcast

In the first year of her new life attending university in Montréal, Research Professor Pamela Maher made a fateful switch from political science to the biological sciences. On this episode of Beyond Lab Walls, Maher recounts how the science major girl-next-dorm inspired her flourishing career studying age-related neurodegeneration and diseases like Alzheimer’s—and how we could potentially treat them with plant derivatives.

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Talmo Pereira | Beyond Lab Walls Podcast

Salk Fellow Talmo Pereira first learned to code in his hometown in Brazil as a way to improve his video gaming. His lab now uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track complex motion in video data. Hear how he’s using these tools to study how the brain coordinates body movements to produce complex behaviors, how plant root systems sequester carbon, and how humans and animals behave during health and disease.

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Natanella Illouz-Eliaz | Beyond Lab Walls Podcast

Natanella Illouz-Eliaz is a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Professor Joseph Ecker. A plant biologist by training, she studies how plants recover from drought conditions. On this episode of Beyond Lab Walls, Illouz-Eliaz recounts how her life plan went from business to biology—all because of a tomato field.

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