Titus Talks

Titus Talks

By Alexander Titus
We’re gonna talk about technology, with a special love for biotechnology, and we're gonna talk about how technology is impacting our careers and our lives.

Thrown in the mix, we’re gonna talk about all the great things people are doing with their lives and we’re gonna keep a focus on the people who make industries thrive and the world go around.

Whether you’re an undergrad, new grad, grad student, CEO, or an everyday member of a community like me, you’ll love our talks and our guests, and you have to subscribe!

Everyone should join the conversation. Welcome to Titus Talks.

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Exploring the world of synthetic biology and designer viruses - with Andrew Hessel
The biotechnology industry is booming, and synthetic biology is the hottest topic of the decade. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andrew Hessel and chatting about SynBio and the world of designer viruses. In today's world, COVID-19 dominates the discussion about viruses, but in reality, there are countless opportunities to use viruses as everything from new cancer therapies to understanding the human genome.  On top of founding a synthetic virus company, Andrew is also the Founder and Chairman of the Genome Project Write, and complementary synthesis project to the human genome. The goal, write the human genome from scratch. Now we're a long way off before biology can do this, but it's within our grasp.  I hope you enjoy the conversation! Cheers, -Titus --- About Andrew --- Andrew on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewhessel/ Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewhessel GP-Write: https://engineeringbiologycenter.org/ Humane Genomics: https://www.humanegenomics.com/ His website: https://andrewhessel.com/ --- Let's Chat --- THE BLOG: https://alexandertitus.com/ YOUTUBE: https://alexandertitus.com/youtube PODCAST: https://alexandertitus.com/podcast NEWSLETTER: https://alexandertitus.com/newsletter --- The Social Life --- LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandertitus INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/1alexandertitus FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/1alexandertitus TWITTER: https://twitter.com/1AlexanderTitus ------ #biotech #biotechnology #biology #lifescience #lifesciences #science #research #DIYBio #CommunityBiology #STEM #Startups
28:42
August 4, 2020
PhD not required, but sometimes it would be nice - with Joe Buccina
People ask me all the time if a biotechnology PhD is required to be successful in the industry. Given I'm only half the conversation, I called a good friend, Joe Buccina, and we had a great conversation about careers in the biotechnology industry, and when and how a PhD benefits you. We also talked about when other routes are useful as well. The key take away, as in many of my discussions, is your network is the most powerful thing you have in your toolbox. Build your community, and they will help build you.  Overall, it depends! I know, I know. That's a hard one, but hopefully, our conversation helps out a bit in the decision process! Either way, Joe's an amazing guy, and I recommend everyone knows him. ;-) I hope you enjoy the conversation! Cheers, -Titus --- About Joe --- Joe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-buccina-622a925/ --- Let's Chat --- THE BLOG: https://alexandertitus.com/ ARTICLE: https://alexandertitus.com/2020/06/16/phd-not-required/ YOUTUBE: https://alexandertitus.com/youtube PODCAST: https://alexandertitus.com/podcast NEWSLETTER: https://alexandertitus.com/newsletter --- The Social Life --- LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandertitus/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/1alexandertitus/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/1alexandertitus TWITTER: https://twitter.com/1AlexanderTitus ------ #biotech #biotechnology #biology #lifescience #lifesciences #science #research #DIYBio #CommunityBiology #STEM #Startups
35:41
July 28, 2020
The beauty of DIY biology and the biotechnology community with Yong-Bee Lim
The DIY biology community is full of amazing people who are driving the entire field of biotechnology forward with pure curiosity. The group that considers themselves involved with community biology come from all walks of life and nearly every industry. DIYBio is it's often called, is a collection of labs and curious minds that get together to explore the biotech world.    There are people that you meet throughout your life that just leave an impression. Yong-Bee Lim is one of them. I'm excited to share our conversation this week about his work at the intersection of the social sciences, biotechnology, and community biology. This is yet another fascinating career that has wound through national security into community labs across the country.    I hope you enjoy the conversation!      Cheers,    -Titus        --- About Yong-Bee ---     Yong-Bee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FuturistYB    --- Let's Chat ---     THE BLOG: https://alexandertitus.com    YOUTUBE: https://alexandertitus.com/youtube    PODCAST: https://alexandertitus.com/podcast    NEWSLETTER: https://alexandertitus.com/newsletter        --- The Social Life ---     LINKEDIN: https://linkedin.com/in/alexandertitus    INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/1alexandertitus    FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/1alexandertitus    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/1alexandertitus       ------     #biotech #biotechnology #biology #lifescience #lifesciences #science #research #DIYBio #CommunityBiology #STEM #Startups
23:43
July 21, 2020
Vishaal, CEO @ Aanika Bio, talks about how life’s not about what you know. It’s about how you think.
Today I get to talk to Vishaal Bhuyan, who was a history of science major and esoteric finance guru now turned into the snack-pack man and CEO of a biotech company. I know, that's a lot to process. Hang in there! His startup, Aanika Biosciences, creates synthetic biology tools for the supply chain industry and they work with companies ranging from agriculture to diamond distributors. He co-founded Aanika with last week's guest, Dr. Ellen Jorgensen. We find time to talk about careers, cool tech, and receiving feedback in life. Take a look!  I hope you enjoy the conversation!    Cheers,   -Titus    --- About Vishaal ---   Vishaal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VishaalBhuyan  Aanika Bioscience on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aanikabio  Aanika Bioscience on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aanikabio/   --- Let's Chat ---   THE BLOG: https://alexandertitus.com   YOUTUBE: https://alexandertitus.com/youtube   PODCAST: https://alexandertitus.com/podcast   NEWSLETTER: https://alexandertitus.com/newsletter    --- The Social Life ---   LINKEDIN: https://linkedin.com/in/alexandertitus   INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/1alexandertitus   FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/1alexandertitus   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/1alexandertitus     ------   #biotech #biotechnology #biology #lifescience #lifesciences #science #research #DIYBio #CommunityBiology #STEM #Startups #AnikaBiosciences
25:45
July 14, 2020
Founding DIYBio and growing a biotech business with Ellen Jorgensen
Today I get to talk to Dr. Ellen Jorgensen, who co-founded the DIYBiology movement, inspired the world through her TED talks, and is now the co-founder of a biotechnology company using microbes as tracking tags.     I had the good fortune to get to chat with Ellen and share my approach to life and we bonded over biotechnology, synthetic biology, and traveling to Alaska.    One of the common themes I hear a lot is how people find their way into biotech through exploring the world rather than a simple path everyone follows.  So listen to Ellen’s story and take in all her great ideas!    I hope you enjoy the conversation!     Cheers,   -Titus     --- About Ellen ---   Ellen on TED: https://www.ted.com/talks/ellen_jorgensen_what_you_need_to_know_about_crispr  Ellen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/feyscientist  Aanika Bioscience on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aanikabio  Our first conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghlzC0XS1rQ66    --- Let's Chat ---     THE BLOG: https://alexandertitus.com   YOUTUBE: https://alexandertitus.com/youtube   PODCAST: https://alexandertitus.com/podcast   NEWSLETTER: https://alexandertitus.com/newsletter     --- The Social Life ---     LINKEDIN: https://linkedin.com/in/alexandertitus   INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/1alexandertitus   FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/1alexandertitus   TWITTER: https://twitter.com/1alexandertitus     ------     #biotech #biotechnology #biology #lifescience #lifesciences #science #research #DIYBio #CommunityBiology #STEM #Startups
24:03
July 7, 2020
Biotech, grad school, networking, and putting yourself out there
Sara Carioscia, who joined a triathlon without knowing how to ride a bike, talks about networking and life. Get more great insights @ https://alexandertitus.com/newsletter. (0:10) She’s also a trailblazer with me kicking off the first episode of Titus Talks! (0:40) In this episode of Titus Talks, we’re chatting with Sara Carioscia, who’s a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University, an overall lover of life, and a huge proponent of empowering others. (3:15) Today we’re talking about networking and putting ourselves out there to meet people and grow in our careers. For anyone, whether you’re an undergrad, new grad, grad student, or CEO, meeting new people can be intimidating. (7:00) One of the big questions we’re tackling is, what if you don’t feel like you have anything to offer to the conversation? Too often we sell ourselves short when we’re out there networking and think we need to be the fanciest person in the room for anyone to take us seriously. The reality is just the opposite. (15:15) We’re also talking about grad school, life, and our love for biotech. Sara’s a PhD student in the JHU Cell, Molecular, Developmental Biology, and Biophysics Program (phew, that’s a mouthful) (https://cmdb.jhu.edu/) and is passionate about getting into biotech both in school and throughout her career. (26:00) On top of it all, Sara is a triathlete, a cyclist, and the kind of person that puts herself out there for adventures. She did, in fact, join the triathlon team in college before she ever knew how to ride a bike! That takes the spirit of trying new things to a whole new level. I hope you enjoy the conversation! Cheers, -Titus --- Let's Chat --- THE BLOG: https://alexandertitus.com YOUTUBE: https://alexandertitus.com/youtube PODCAST: https://alexandertitus.com/podcast NEWSLETTER: https://alexandertitus.com/newsletter -- LINKEDIN: https://linkedin.com/in/alexandertitus INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/1alexandertitus FACEBOOK: https://facebook.com/1alexandertitus TWITTER: https://twitter.com/1alexandertitus ------ #biotech #biotechnology #biology #lifescience #lifesciences #triathlon #triathlons #cycling #bikepacking #backpacking #gradschool #graduateschool #phd #science #research
38:03
June 30, 2020
Welcome to the Podcast!
We’re gonna talk about technology, with a special love for biotechnology, and we're gonna talk about how technology is impacting our careers and our lives. Thrown in the mix, we’re gonna talk about all the great things people are doing with their lives and we’re gonna keep a focus on the people who make industries thrive and the world go around. Whether you’re an undergrad, new grad, grad student, CEO, or an everyday member of a community like me, you’ll love our talks and our guests, and you have to subscribe! Everyone should join the conversation. Welcome to Titus Talks. Subscribe! Newsletter: alexandertitus.com/newsletter Podcast: alexandertitus.com/podcast Video: alexandertitus.com/youtube LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/alexandertitus Instagram: instagram.com/1alexandertitus Facebook: facebook.com/1alexandertitus Twitter: twitter.com/1alexandertitus
02:31
May 26, 2020