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mAcademia - Science, More than Just Academia.

mAcademia - Science, More than Just Academia.

By Elena Itskovich & Ofer Yizhar Barnea
After spending time in academia and exploring the unknown, the industry often seems too limited scientifically to those finishing a PhD. We will explore the bridge between the industry and academia to understand how basic scientific findings take shape into products and strategies. We will also follow the career paths of researchers who are in academia or outside of it, professionals that made their choice, followed it through and come to us to tell all about it.

Academia or not? And if not, what else? That is a tough nut to crack. Call us the nutcrackers.
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#15 "Tinder" for scientists - Beatrice Zatroska introducing great minds, one to another

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#38 A focus on IP - with Rachel Diamant from Emendo Bio
Rachel Diamant co-founded Emendo Biotherapeutics in 2016 with a group of friends. Emendo is a next generation gene editing company developing genetic medicines for severe genetic diseases. Rachel completed biotech engineering studies from the Technion (Israel) in 2000 and MSc in Neuroscience from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2004. She is a serial entrepreneur in biotech and has been working in the field of IP strategy for over a decade.  We talked about the role IP has in building a company and how it can be used to develop interesting products. We talked about the culture at Emendo and how career development based on skills can be extended throughout the years.   Music: Music credits: Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:00:01
September 28, 2021
#37 - Prof. Karen Avraham on (tenure) track
Prof. Karen B. Avraham, professor at the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She and her team lead the effort in the discovery of disease genes and the use of models for therapy, with an emphasis on precision medicine. Her laboratory of neural and sensory genomics focuses on deafness and developmental epileptic encephalopathies. Karen takes great pride in the 135 undergraduate, MSc, PhD, MD-PhD students and post-docs she has mentored, both from Israel and abroad, and 60 junior faculty she has helped recruit to the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. She also works as a coordinator in research efforts for neurological diseases, as co-director of the Aufzien Family Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and of the Taube-Koret Global Collaboration in Neurodegenerative Diseases. She founded and directs the Biomed@TAU Research Hubs, whose mission is to gather together scientists and foster collaboration from across Tel Aviv University and affiliated hospitals who share overlapping research interests (https://en-biomed.tau.ac.il/) Music: Music credits: Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:00:45
September 14, 2021
#36 - A scientist enabling impact and innovation - with Dov Shamir
Dov Shamir, Ph.D. fell in love with science but not the way it was done in an academic lab, he wanted to be closer to the point of impact, where basic science developments meet the real world needs. His multidisciplinary background extends to the creation of his own startups and products, therapeutic development, engineering, finance, and investing. Dov is the Senior Manager of Entrepreneurship at Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP), the commercialization office of the Mount Sinai Health System.  He leads MSIP’s newly established Elementa Labs, an incubator program that strategically positions external health care and biotechnology startup companies for the next stage in their development. As an experienced scientist and entrepreneur, Dov supports founders by providing mentorship and guidance to develop their platforms and helps position their companies to the ecosystem for future growth and success. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this episode reflect those of the speaker, and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Mount Sinai Health System. Music credits: Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
54:28
August 31, 2021
#35 Ohad Manor - Keeps growing
Ohad was trained as a computational scientist and is grateful to be able to apply these skills to improve patients' lives and outcomes. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two kids. Ohad is the Head of Computational Biology and Data Science at Century Tx and a Scientific Advisor for Drop Bio. When he's not working or thinking about science and data, he likes to spend time with his family enjoying what Seattle and the PNW has to offer, or zone out with some yoga or rock climbing for a mind-body workout.  Home | Century Therapeutics (centurytx.com) (26) Ohad Manor, PhD | LinkedIn Music credit: Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
57:16
August 17, 2021
#34 Translating scientific thinking and biochem 101 with Daniel Fried
Dr. Fried has created a unique initiative to bring high-level science to kids, especially those in elementary school. The program, called Biochemistry Literacy for Kids, uses molecular modeling tools and a unique philosophy of teaching to exceed typical expectations for learning. Elementary school students in the program learn in-depth about topics like protein folding and organic chemistry mechanisms. Several schools around the US have begun using the curriculum as a part of their standard courses, including elementary, junior high, and high schools. Around 500 homeschool families from around the world also use the curriculum as a part of their studies. We talked about his journey to established this platform, the challenges and pitfalls as well as the strengths and promises. Thinking about making a project come true? This episode is for you! Daniel Fried is an assistant professor of chemistry at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. Dr. Fried grew up in New York's Hudson valley and attended SUNY Binghamton. In 2011, he completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Yale University in the laboratory of Alanna Schepartz. He then worked as a postdoc at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the laboratory of Ed Bayer. Website: https://biochemistryliteracyforkids.com/ Music credit: Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:03:35
August 2, 2021
Rebroadcast #14 - Joanne Kamens
Summertime ... a short break this week, and we had decided to bring you a rebroadcast of one of our favorite episodes - Joanne Kamens, PhD, former CEO of Addgene, and an experienced researcher and leader in biotech and pharma. Take the time to re-listen and rethink the point Joanne make all through the interview  Enjoy
55:35
July 20, 2021
#33 - Mental performance with Gily Meir
Dr. Gily Meir is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and the Research Director for the Sport Psychology Department at JFK School of Psychology at National University. Gily studies the connection between cognitions, emotions, and performance in an effort to learn and enhance individual's ability to self-regulate. Gily, an advocate of the researcher-practitioner approach, consults athletes and coaches of different levels, ages, and sports as well as trains and supervises graduate students training to become mental performance consultant. To continue the conversation , please join our group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/macademiacast  Please rate and review our podcast on the different podcast to support this effort.  Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:03:04
July 6, 2021
#32 - Katie Langin is communicating Science Careers
Katie Langin, PhD, is the associate editor for the Careers section of Science. Her professional roots are in academia, as she holds a Ph.D. in ecology and spent years as a grad student and postdoc, studying the ecology and evolution of birds. Her first taste of journalism was at National Geographic, where she joined the daily news team as an AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow—an experience that widened her view of possible career options in front of her. She served as a news intern at Science before joining the Careers news team as a staff reporter and editor in 2018. She’s based in Fort Collins, Colorado and enjoying a career that taps into her interests, values and goals.  Katie Langin | Science | AAAS (sciencemag.org): https://www.sciencemag.org/author/katie-langin Personal website -  https://www.katielangin.com/ Science Careers - https://www.sciencemag.org/careers  Katie mentioned:     https://www.aaas.org/programs/mass-media-fellowship    https://www.npr.org/2017/08/24/537735624/friends-of-joes-big-idea-fojbis    https://designingyour.life/ To continue the conversation , please join our group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/macademiacast  Please rate and review our podcast on the different podcast to support this effort.  Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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June 22, 2021
#31 - Job positions in Biotech - an overview with Elina Lavit
Elina gives a panoramic view on career trajectories in the pharma and biotech industries. We focus on possible entry level positions and how to develop your career.  Elina is an experienced biomed Leader with 17+ years of increasing responsibility and accountability in strategic roles. Elina worked in various therapeutic areas and has experience in Pharmaceutical development from research to global commercialization; Digital Health, Diagnostics, project and product manager - and more! To continue the conversation , please join our group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/macademiacast  Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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June 8, 2021
#30 - The scientist-entrepreneur-investor - Omri Amirav-Drory is looking for magic
Omri had a successful Ph.D. in biochemistry at Tel-Aviv University, followed by ... naturally ... a postdoc. During his postdoc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Stanford University school of medicine, he realized, ACADEMIA IS NOT FOR ME. He followed this lead, founded a company in the realm of tech-bio, sold a company, and hadn't stopped getting involved and leading idea-into-success stories on the investment side. Omri believes in the Scientist - CEO / Scientist - Entrepreneur, and as an investor supports researchers in bringing academia's magic to market. Omri Amirav-Drory is a venture partner at NFX Bio. Omri founded Genome Compiler, which developed software for genetic engineers and molecular and synthetic biologists, and led it to a successful acquisition by Twist Bioscience. Currently, he is the head of NFX Bio, a fund dedicated to Scientist-Founders that supports them in learning how to be entrepreneurs, focusing on innovation in healing, feeding and providing for people. The fund: https://www.nfx.com/bio/ Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:16:59
May 25, 2021
#29 Designing a career path - Adi Lavi is leveraging opportunities
Dr. Adi Lavi is a bioinformatics and fermentation scientist that decided to explore a career path in biotech, San Francisco. Adi shared how to find a job quickly using LinkedIn, how he builds his career trajectory, what helped him being prepared to make his company transitions and his take on training in academia towards being a PI or industry, ohh ... and he had done this during a global pandemic.  Join our mAcademia Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/macademiacast  Share your thoughts with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mAcademiaP  Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
52:50
May 11, 2021
#28 Special ONE year anniversary - your questions with Estherina Trachtenberg
In this special one year anniversary episode,  Estherina Trachtenberg is learning more about Ofer and Lena, mAcademia podcast hosts! Join this fun conversation about the podcast, science and careers.  Join our mAcademia Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/macademiacast  Share your thoughts with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mAcademiaP  Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:16:46
April 27, 2021
#27 Scientific freedom and independence - Sahar Gelfman
Sahar is a Computational and Statistical Geneticist and currently acts as the manager of Neuroscience & Ophthalmology Genetics at Regeneron. Instead of advancing a career in hi tech, then the soon to be Dr. Sahar Gelfman, choose to harness his skills in computer science to get his Ph.D. in human molecular genetics. After a successful postdoc and facing another life-changing decision, Sahar chose a non-academic career path at Regeneron's Genome Research Center instead of a faculty position back in Israel.  Sahar shared with us what was going through his mind on both career junctions, what is the value he got from each, and his journey thus far. Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
59:43
April 12, 2021
#26 Two passions, one life-time - Christian Tidona is driving innovation with the BioMed X institute
Dr. Christian Tidona is a biotech entrepreneur, an angel investor, and the founder of BioMed X Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. He is also a molecular biologist, educated in the academic hallways like many of us. When he found out he is passionate about both science and entrepreneurship to the same extent, he started a lifelong journey of carving out career paths that drive innovation. He founded the BioMed X Institute - where academic talent and the needs of the pharma industry meet, thrive, and create scientific discoveries that drive applied innovation. Christian's story is one of not settling with the dealt cards, but rather bringing forward a new, innovative deck of cards and changing the rules of the game. BioMed X website BioMed X Institute  Christian Tidona on Twitter (21) Christian Tidona (@tidona) / Twitter BioMed X on Twitter (21) BioMed X Institute (@BioMed_X) / Twitter Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:16
March 29, 2021
#25 Now you see it now you don't - Dr. Elisabeth Bik is spotting scientific image manipulations
Dr. Elisabeth Bik is an independent Science Integrity Consultant. She is also an image sleuth, investigating independently into image manipulations in scientific publications and publically publishing her findings. Dr. Bik is a microbiologist that worked in the public sector in the Netherlands, was a research associate at Stanford University, and as a scientific editorial director at uBiome, a microbiome startup before opening her consultancy.   We touched base on her transition from academia to industry and what it means to be an independent, self-employed, consultant in the world of science. We talked about keeping scientific integrity and values, challenges in academia, and how to keep an eye for misconduct.   Elisabeth's Twitter account (highly recommended) - Elisabeth Bik (@MicrobiomDigest)  Science Integrity Digest blog - Science Integrity Digest – A blog about science integrity, by Elisabeth Bik, for Harbers-Bik LLC. Support my work at Patreon.com/elisabethbik Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:04:18
March 15, 2021
#24 Bonus LIVE episode - Amir Nakar, can academics network online too?
Amir is an interdisciplinary scientist, doing his PhD at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena, Germany. His work on using spectroscopy to diagnose drug-resistant bacteria brings together biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. We talked with Amir about the critical role online networking has in career development. We shared stories of connections through networking that led to some exciting opportunities, gave tips for efficient networking on LinkedIn and other platforms, and generally just had a very fun chat. You can reach out to Amir on LinkedIn or Twitter: Twitter: https://twitter.com/nakar_a LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amir-nakar/ Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:08:21
March 8, 2021
#23 NASA postdoc - Linda Rubinstein is doing science out of this world
Linda Rubinstein is studying how isolation and radiation are affecting physiology on the molecular level at the NASA Ames Research Center, California. We talked about the collaborative spirit and the feeling of unity around a mission at NASA and how it is different from regular laboratories in academia. We also talked about brave decisions and the value of a supportive network when you face challenges.  NASA Postdoctoral Program Opportunities: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/ Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
56:29
March 1, 2021
#22 “What is the physiological relevance?" - Oded Rechavi on academia and outreach
Prof. Oded Rechavi, professor at the Department of Neurobiology at Tel Aviv University. His lab challenges basic dogmas regarding inheritance and evolution, using simple powerful genetic model organisms.  Oded is very active over social media, mostly Twitter, and brings the new media twist towards communicating science and the life of a scientist. Among other things, he organized the first Twitter scientific conference "WOODSTOCK.BIO" He brings great fresh views on the new era of social communication and its integration and value to academics. He is the recipient of many breakthroughs and prestigious awards including the first BLAVATNIK AWARDS FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS in Israel and he is the first laureate of the Schmidt Futures $2.5M award, which is awarded to exceptional people and helps them achieve more for others by applying advanced science and technology thoughtfully and by working together across fields.  Oded's lab website https://www.odedrechavilab.com/    Oded Twitter: Oded Rechavi 🦉 (@OdedRechavi)   Music by: Funkorama Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 
59:52
February 15, 2021
#21 What to do when you are passionate about fermentation - Tal Zeltzer
Tal has a Ph.D. in Biotech and Food engineering, but that is only part of a long story that landed her as Phytolon co-founder and acting CTO. Tal brings a fresh look at career planning for a scientific track, where she had asked herself all the required questions, drew a path to fit her answer, and walked it with pride. At Phytolon she brings all her savvy scientific thinking and desire for execution and plays a critical role in the company's growth. Phytolon utilizes current scientific advancements to bring biotechnology-based, natural, high-quality food-colorants to the market in a cost-effective manner for the benefit of better human health and environmental sustainability. The company was founded in 2018 as a startup leveraging a proprietary, fermentation-based technology for the production of plant-based food colors.  Home - Phytolon Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:11:53
February 1, 2021
#20 Anat Bohme-Cagan - Policy making in the service of the public
Anat Bohme-Cagan finished her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Tel Aviv University. Yet, even though she is very passionate about science, she realized an academic path is not for her. An ad on the radio, yes, radio, brought her to a new path towards the Israeli ministry of health. She is now a multidisciplinary policymaker in the field of medical technologies and regulation at the Israeli ministry of health and an avid advocate for collaborative multifaceted work. Do Ph.D.s have what it takes to make it in policy? You bet ya! We mentioned:  Tzoarim program - https://govextra.gov.il/civil-service-commission/tzoarim/Home  Mimshak, a program for PhDs in the Israeli government - https://www.mimshak.org.il/ Join the discussion at our "mAcademia Group" on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @mAcademia. Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:02:44
January 18, 2021
#19 To give a proper advice and consult is a science done by Kim Staats
With an extensive scientific background in neurodegeneration, and especially in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Kim is driven to move safe and effective therapies to people with ALS or with other rare diseases across the globe. After two postdocs in academia, Kim set out to provide science consultancy to biotech, academia, and patient organizations. In addition, as a career coach, she feels strongly about inspiring and empowering academic scientists to obtain the careers that they want, either within or beyond academia. Kim has worked on a short film about ALS called The First Color: https://www.instagram.com/the_first_color_movie/ Kim is in the midst of setting up an online platform for (academic) career development: http://kimu.info/ More updates about this platform are to follow! Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod  Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama  License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *Extra sounds provided by baby Emmanuelle Sophia, sorry for the interference!
52:35
January 4, 2021
#18 Orly Levitan is keeping in touch with both worlds
Orly Levitan is the Chief Scientific of a cool startup called HyGIeacare Inc. While being in charge of the growing company's scientific program, she maintained her affiliation with Rutgers University. Post leaving her full-time research professor appointment with the university, she also co-created the curriculum and course work of the Project Management Consortium (PMC) of the Cheeky Scientist Association (CSA). In this episode, we talk about her transition to industry, keeping in touch with where you scientifically “came from”, and her love for teaching and mentoring. Hygieacare - https://hygieacare.com/for-physicians/publications/ CSA in general - https://cheekyscientist.com/, CSA Project Management (PMC) program - https://cheekyscientist.com/career-programs/project-management-consortium/ Photo credit - Tess Scheflan https://tess-scheflan.squarespace.com/ Music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:07:15
December 21, 2020
#17 Building innovation - Maria Blekher
Maria Blekher, PhD is a startup value accelerator , behavioral researcher and the founding Director of Innovation Lab at Yeshiva University, New York.  Maria created a borderless New York City-based hub that connects startups based in New York City and Israel with students and experts who are passionate about Israeli Tech and innovation. We discussed her unique career development, the initiation and development of this unique platform that drives innovation and supports student development. https://www.yu.edu/innovation-lab Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
56:34
December 7, 2020
#16 A story of perseverance - Natalie Yivgi-Ohana is changing the world of mitochondrial disease.
Natalie Yivgi-Ohana, PhD, started a postdoc in Canada, yet decided to come back after just two and a half months, realizing it is not working for her and her family. For some, this could be the end of their scientific careers, but not for Natalie. After a short postdoc at Weizmann Institute, Natalie thought of an ingenious idea that changed her life and has the potential to save many children around the world. In this episode she shares her story, the story of Minovia.  EPISODE IS IN ENGLISH Episode music: "Dream Catcher", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
01:44:14
November 23, 2020
#15 "Tinder" for scientists - Beatrice Zatroska introducing great minds, one to another
Beatrice brings her worldwide experience in business and getting great technology into the real world by creating applications. Her current mission is to make great minds interact, get to know each other, and eventually work together.  SmartTribe, her latest venture,  enables networking between individuals in academia and industry, building their mutual networks that empower scientists. Some useful links:  https://smarttribe.io/community/ https://smarttribe.io/category/from-scientist-to-executive/  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5kZtSwLWks#action=share Episode Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod  Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama  License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
58:12
November 9, 2020
#14 In the service of science and scientists - Joanne Kamens running a non-profit
Joanne Kamens runs every molecular biologist's favorite non-profit organization, Addgene. They distribute 90,657 plasmids on behalf of 4,366 labs from around the world and to more than 100 countries. Joanne made the journey from an academic research training, through long years of applying her skills in the biotech industry, and now running a non-profit aimed at making research and discovery more streamlined. She shares excellent insights on MUST DO step in the career planning phase of young PhDs and postdocs, shares here views on both the academic and non-academic worlds.    Aside from the audio interview, Joanne had created a lot of additional content in order to empower career planning with young scientists, all in the links below   https://info.addgene.org/career-topic-page   Joanne is also a mentor in many aspects to young and even more established scientists. Links to blogs on Mentoring Group Curricula https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-should-we-talk-7-months-good-mentoring-joanne-kamens-phd   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kicking-off-conversation-more-resources-mentoring-joanne-kamens-phd   In the realm of social activism, Joanne tackles ED&I and help an organization implement proper policies   https://www.labmanager.com/business-management/achieving-equity-for-women-in-stem-23135   https://scismic.com/blog/breaking-the-cycle-of-inequity   https://crosstalk.cell.com/blog/what-makes-work-great https://youtu.be/MjAPwu6GJAo Gender in Science, Science in Gender   Episode Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod  Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama  License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
55:35
October 26, 2020
#13 Welcome to season 2
Just before releasing some of our newest interviews, Lena and Ofer share what they had learned thus far and where they want to expand in the upcoming season of mAcademia. We are excited to bring new stories, new bridges being formed, and great insights to career planning for the academic researcher.  Enjoy :-)  Episode music - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
11:19
October 19, 2020
#12 Translate this ... research done to impact - Dvir Aran
Dvir went against the mainstream route of academia and choose a postdoc that had opened him up towards truly "translational research". From a postdoc under a world-leading figure in this emerging concept to leading a data science research team in one of the largest medical insurance companies in the US, and from there to lead a new lab at the Technion in Israel. Dvir shares his view that a researcher's career path is not choosing between two sides of the coin, you could, and maybe should, experience both. For the Aran lab @ Technion website - https://aran-lab.com/ For the Atul Butte lab @ UCSF https://buttelab.ucsf.edu/ THE EPISODE IS IN ENGLISH  Episode music: "Dream Catcher", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
53:18
July 13, 2020
#11 From hard core science to hi tech lead - Yoni Bhonker researched success
Yoni Bhonker was a talented PhD student, and as one, he asked important questions, about his work at lab of course, but moreover, about his career path. Yoni took his acquired skill school from a PhD in human genetics, all the way into tech and acts as a product manager at Contentsquare ... yes he is in tech. We got to go with Yoni through his course of decision making and more important his course of pursuing his career ambitions. Yoni had given us a glimpse at to a long reach transition from life science in academia to software in Hi-Tech private sector. get your notebooks out cause Yoni will provide many tips and pointers to start your career quest.  EPISODE IS IN ENGLISH Episode music: "Dream Catcher", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
56:40
June 29, 2020
#10 (Hebrew) From behind the bench to in front of a classroom - Yair Pozniak teaches with passion
Being a good scientist isn't enough to cut it as a good teacher, in order to stand in front of a classroom of teenagers you need to WANT to be there with everything you got. Yair Pozniak took the leap from benchtop to teaching a high school science class. He had shared with us the internal dilemmas he faced early on, how he sought advice, devised a plan, and acted upon it on the course of several years. Warning, you would either want to go back to high school or go teach after hearing Yair's passion for this.  Yair website www.ypscience.com Tzachi Bar's blog http://www.haayal.co.il/story_3290?fbclid=IwAR3YMiw420pBYQXa8H5APeecAXxpCVJDVnStFcuaacNGQE8hZx7YsflPw4M EPISODE IS IN HEBREW Episode music: "Dream Catcher", Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
53:36
June 22, 2020
#9 (Hebrew) Ben Gurion university of the Negev is leading a Change - Prof. Dan Blumberg
Dan G. Blumberg is a VP and professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the Department of Geography and Environmental Development. He currently serves as Vice-President for Regional and Industrial Development after serving five years as Vice President and Dean for Research and Development. We had an honest talk about academia, industry and bridging between them. EPISODE IS IN HEBREW  * We had some sound issues so the volume is a bit low, bear with us you won't regret it * Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
52:19
June 15, 2020
#8 Making impact through making policy - Gabriela Monsalve
Gabriella went through 15 years at the bench with every intention to become a PI in academia. She looked for the impact the coincide with her core values. From being in charge of the MIND course at UCSF, she is now acting as Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Scholars at UCSF, a world leading biomedical research institute with over 1100 postdocs and many more grad students. How did her PhD prepare her for this career? What is policymaking? and of course how her job affects the training of many many others in academia for both careers in academia, and much more, beyond it.  EPISODE IS IN ENGLISH https://postdocs.ucsf.edu/leadership https://mind.ucsf.edu/mind-course-content Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
47:24
June 8, 2020
#7 From clinical psychologist to product manager to founder - she did it all - Adi Zief-Balteriski, Ph.D.
Adi Zief-Balteriski is a behavioral science expert in the field of community, technology and consumer behavior. She is a researcher in the field of well-being and holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, L.L.B in Law and B.A in Business and IT. Adi states that making a positive impact on people’s lives has been her life-long passion. She spent the past few years building products to increase people’s well-being and positive experiences. She has been advising startups in well-being sphere and recently founded her first startup MyKumbaya. During the episode, we mentioned these: Adi's start up with Chen Levanon - www.mykumbaya.com Adi's email for further questions - Adi@mykumbaya.com Megagon Labs - megagon.ai Adi recommends following Lenny Rachitsky on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lennyrachitsky ; medium.com/@lennysan Adi also recommends following Nir Eyal and reading his book, 'Hooked': linkedin.com/in/nireyal Book: https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-How-Build-Habit-Forming-Products-ebook/dp/B00LMGLXTS EPISODE IS IN ENGLISH Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
37:15
June 1, 2020
#6 (Hebrew) Taking science into orbit and back - Yair Glick, Ph.D.
Yair had started early on and had a very successful Ph.D. experience.  Yair was drawn towards the private sector, translating his scientific skills to industry requirements while enhancing his toolkit along the way. Yair is the Director of Research at SpacePharma. Yes ... Space ... Pharma. Listen in to learn more about the transition and what it is like going to space. 3... 2... 1... lift-off!  EPISODE IS IN HEBREW Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
49:18
May 25, 2020
#5 Teach them to bake, scientifically - Thomas Teffri‑Chambelland
Thomas Teffri‑Chambelland is a biologist by academic training, a former science teacher, and today one of the world leaders in bread baking. He is bringing new concepts into baking. As a specialist in natural fermentations, he has been putting biology at the service of baking for almost 20 years to try to popularize the biological phenomena at work in the making of bread. The international school website https://ecoleinternationaledeboulangerie.fr/en/index.php The school Instagram (be strong) https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ecoleinternationaledeboulangerie/?hl=es-la Previous books https://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Teffri-Chambelland/e/B07H1JPGXK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share EPISODE IS IN ENGLISH Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
48:31
May 18, 2020
#4 (Hebrew) From bench top to being on-top-of-things - Efrat Tal
Efrat Tal, PhD was done with the academia after her PhD in Molceular Human Genetics at Tel-Aviv University at 2018. Since than she expanded her skill set, to become a project manager at ATVIO. She shared her drive to explore the non-academical route and what exactly does a project manager and specifically what they do at ATVIO. EPISODE IS IN HEBREW Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
51:27
May 11, 2020
#3 Seeking advice - Arielle Shkedi is into consulting
Arielle is a PhD Candidate at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) by day and VP of consulting at Bio Connections Bay Area by night. Don't wanna spoil your fun listening to her. Enjoy! EPISODE IS IN ENGLISH Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
42:48
May 4, 2020
#2 (Hebrew) The Chief Medical Officer - Dr. Arik Eisenkraft (BioBeat)
Arik Eisenkraft is the Chief Medical Officer, Biobeat Technologies. With vast experience in the IDF medical corps and IMOD R&D, he granted me a fresh view on both the importance of human resource development and the central role of the Cheif Medical Officer in the biotech/biomed operation. EPISODE IS IN HEBREW Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
59:08
April 27, 2020
#1 (Hebrew) The journey starts here
In our first episode ever we share why we wanted to do this. Both of us, Lena and Ofer, are off to hear people who bridge the gap between academia and industry. Starting with our own story and motivation, a conversation about being on this bridge, in real-time.  Link to Genomeweb piece: https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/israeli-consortium-launches-patient-sequencing-study-uncover-covid-19-genetic-risk#.XqJxLchKiUk Episode music: "Dream Catcher",  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
51:43
April 24, 2020