Greg Suess Podcast



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  • The stuff that bonds us with Larry Young: S04E19

    25/09/2020 Duración: 46min

    In the first Brains and Behavior Distinguished Lecture Series Podcast of the 2020-21 year, Greg sits down with Dr. Larry Young of Emory University to discuss his inspiration for getting into social psychiatry and his post-doc years at UT-Austin (3:17), researching social behavior in monogamous prairie voles (11:10), how oxytocin and vasopressin receptor expression overlaps with addiction circuitry to encode social responding (15:41), how social behavioral research helps us study the deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder (35:27), teaching neuroscience to Tibetan monks (39:58), and the perks of being married to a neuroscientist (42:47).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04E18: Ed Boyden

    24/09/2020 Duración: 49min

    Greg sits down with Ed Boyden, the Y. Eva Tan professor in Neurotechnology and the Synthetic Biology group Leader at MIT to discuss how things have been both at home and in the lab during COVID (1:56), his background as an engineer and how those skills translate to neuroscience (7:08), transitioning from learning and memory work to optogenetics research (12:55), expansion microscopy (20:07), science in the press and brining basic research to the public (25:35), updated research on fluorescent tags and how this can be used for brain mapping (32:46), and comparing science and quality of life in Boston vs. the bay area (42:09).

  • Dissecting a loss to GT and previewing Miami with Dan Almira and Domingo Rodriguez: S04E17

    23/09/2020 Duración: 01h22min

    Greg chats with Dan Almira (from The beat w/ DA) and Domingo Rodriguez on the joy of football being back (1:45), recent news in the FSU football program (5:40), review the Georgia Tech game (13:48), preview FSU vs. Miami (48:04), and go through some listener questions (1:01:18).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast s04e16: Patrick Whelan

    21/09/2020 Duración: 59min

    In today's episode Greg sits down with Dr. Patrick Whelan, Professor in Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine at the University of Calgary to discuss the differences between science in Canada vs. the United States (2:32), how he developed his passion for researching spinal cord injury and good lab practices (8:17), the advantages of a good model organism in spinal cord research (19:32), how dopamine modulates CPGs to alter movement (27:57), the association between pain and locomotion (38:59), how innervation of the spinal cord may be modulated by the gut-brain axis (41:12), his collaborative work with clinicians on movement disorders (48:26), and Calgary as a city (53:06).

  • The Season is here and Georgia Tech Preview with Dan Almira: S04e15

    12/09/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    As the 2020 college football season is set to begin, Greg and Dan sit down (virtually) to discuss the 2020 FSU football team, go through some season predictions, and preview their matchup with Georgia Tech. *** NOTE, UNEDITED FOR QUICKER UPLOAD, ENJOY!

  • COVID-19 and it's effect on the sports world with Dan Almira and Domingo Rodriguez PART 2

    05/05/2020 Duración: 35min

    In part 2 of our COVID an sports podcast, Dan, Domingo and Greg discuss the mechanisms that need to be put in place so sports can come back (57s), how will networks fight over the glut of sports in the fall (4:00), how amateur athletics are affected by COVID (6:58), specifically how COVID affects FSU sports (24:42), and our parting shots (28:15).

  • COVID-19 and it's effect on the sports world with Dan Almira and Domingo Rodriguez PART 1

    29/04/2020 Duración: 56min

    On part one of our COVID and sports conversation Dan, Domingo, and Greg summarize the COVID timeline and initial response (2:57), how the social culture and the economy will be altered by COVID (19:00), as well as the political response to COVID, and how opening up a country is similar to opening up a sports league (40:18).

  • NFL offseason 2020 preview with Evan Fullerton and Chris Searles PART 2

    27/04/2020 Duración: 01h09min

    On Part 2 of the NFL offseason 2020 show, Greg starts off by reflecting on round one of the 2020 NFL draft before bringing Chris and Evan in to discuss the 2019-20 NFL playoffs (4:17), the 2020 coaching carousel (11:49), and the frenzy of free agency (31:19).

  • NFL offseason 2020 preview with Evan Fullerton and Chris Searles PART 1

    23/04/2020 Duración: 42min

    In Part one of our NFL 2020 offseason show, Greg, Evan, and Chris discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic influences the NFL draft (1:17), how the start of the season and schedule will be affected (9:35), new components of the collective bargaining agreement (23:10), and parting shots on players we are keeping our eye on (34:34).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E10: Daniel Almira

    15/04/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    On today's episode, Greg sits down with old roommate and fellow Seminole enthusiast Dan to discuss what went wrong with the Willie Taggert era (2:24), breaking down the start of the Mike Norvell era (16:08), grading the new FSU assistants (20:27), reviewing the 2020 recruiting class (35:36), then concluding with recapping the FSU basketball season (52:37).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E09: Tami Benzinger

    14/04/2020 Duración: 49min

    Greg sits down with Dr. Tammie Benzinger, a research professor in Neuroimaging at Washington University at St. Louis to discuss her unique role in scientific research (58s), how imaging techniques have evolved in the last twenty years (2:59), using neuroimaging to diagnose Alzheimer's disease (8:58), observing biomarkers that examine neural connectivity (17:40), the challenges of cohort studies with Alzheimer's patients (21:35), life as a researcher and practicing physician (36:50), what is the future of neuroimaging (39:00), the ethics of advanced imaging techniques (42:58), and life in St. Louis (47:15).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E08: Leah Krubitzer

    09/01/2020 Duración: 37min

    Greg Sits down with UC Davis Neuroscientist and Psychologist Leah Krubitzer to discuss her career training in speech pathology and audiology to evolutionary biology (2:59), the makeup of a scientist that is an evolutionary biologist (6:41), conducting research in Queensland, Australia during graduate school (8:16), how the brain's mapping relates to spatial function (12:29), the difficulties of conducting comparative brain studies on extinct animals or in humans (18:55), research one on brain region interactions in regards to social behaviors (25:22), Thoughts on the human brain vs other animals and how will brains further evolve (27:22), and finally comparing Davis, Nashville, and Australia in terms of science and culture (35:30).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E07: Hugo Bellen

    09/01/2020 Duración: 30min

    Greg sits down with Baylor Neuroscientist and HHMI investigator Hugo Bellen to discuss the evolution of genetic research tools over the last 30 years (1:50), the transition from a career as an engineer to veterinary medicine, to research (4:47), drosophila research and its translation potential (7:17), examining the research of neuron-glia interactions and how lipid droplets can contribute to neurodegenerative diseases (9:25), the use of mitochondrial therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases (16:19), the undiagnosed diseases network (21:33), and future research in the Bellen lab (24:23).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E06: Ken Taylor

    27/09/2019 Duración: 01h21min

    Greg is joined by renown philosopher, Dr. Ken Taylor of Stanford University to talk about the professional relationships between philosophy and science (2:42), going from wanting to be an engineer to being a philosopher (7:49), the process of formulating philosophical ideas (10:33), intrinsic dispositions and social norms (17:59), the process of writing philosophy, book writing, and the struggle to get tenure (27:02), comparing philosophy and scientific approaches and how they dovetail together (39:10), learning from our past (46:44), the issues we face with artificial intelligence and automation (51:00), Philosophy talk and how to make a radio show (1:04:22), and what comes next in philosophical questions and the keys to communicating to a non-philosopher (1:15:27). *** A link to the nationally syndicated Philosophy talk radio show:

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E05: Karen Gamble

    20/08/2019 Duración: 56min

    On the latest episode of the Greg Suess Podcast, Greg sits down with Karen Gamble, associate professor in Psychiatry at the University of Alabama Birmingham and a GSU Brains and Behavior alum. They begin with reminiscing about a GSU homecoming and inspirations for going into science (1:48), the life of electrophysiology experiments during post-doctoral training (10:10), the role of GSK3 in the modulation of the molecular clock (14:53), the properties of SCN neurons (27:02), how circadian work can be used to study shift work (28:11), how chronobiology research can help understand human disorders (38:03), reminiscing about graduate school days at GSU in Atlanta (40:38), the exciting science at UAB and the Neuroscience Roadmaps Scholars program (42:53), and how Birmingham is as a city (51:59).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E04: Chet Sherwood

    20/02/2019 Duración: 36min

    On today's episode, Greg sits down with Chet Sherwood, professor of anthropology at George Washington University. They discuss the relationship between the fields of neuroscience and anthropology (2:15), techniques used to study comparative neuroanatomy (5:40), how social interaction influences brain development between non-human primates and humans (9:54), how the nature of looking at non-human primate brains necessitates collaboration (20:50), predicting future changes in brain size and structure (25:29), and the unique circumstance of being a scientist in Washington DC (30:13).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E03: Kenton Sanders

    15/02/2019 Duración: 36min

    On today's episode Greg sits down with Dr. Kenton Sanders, Professor and Chair of Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Nevada School of Medicine to discuss his training in comparative biology (1:38), the evolution of electrophysiology as a field the last forty years (4:28), comparing and contrasting classical central pattern generators with novel electrical gut cells (8:27), the role of calcium in muscle contraction (10:27), uncovering the link between gastrointestinal diseases with muscle contraction dysfunction (18:42), the diversity and multi-disciplinary nature of neuroscience (25:31), the perks of living in Reno, NV (27:48), and future research directions (30:48).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E02: Ron Davis

    15/02/2019 Duración: 27min

    On today's episode, Greg sits down with Dr. Ron Davis, Professor and Chair of Neuroscience at the Scripps Research institute Florida to discuss the pioneering of molecular/genetic techniques in neuroscience (2:21), the science of active forgetting as a component of learning and memory (8:05), current research in mitochondrial therapeutics (18:55), and the challenges/adventure of creating a neuroscience program from scratch (21:44).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S04 E01: Lisa Stowers

    14/02/2019 Duración: 41min

    In the season 4 debut of the Greg Suess Podcast Greg sits down with Lisa Stowers, Professor in Neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute. They discuss the intimidation of training in a lab with a prestigious academic tree (3:35), how she formed her own niche in olfaction circuitry research (10:05), how olfactory cues can modulate an animal's internal state (15:20), how students can change the direction of a research lab (22:21), the translatability of urination circuitry to other neural processes (27:50), her collaboration stories throughout her career (29:25), and comparing cold Boston to sunny San Diego (32:27).

  • The Greg Suess Podcast S03 E20: Karl Kroeppler

    03/12/2018 Duración: 57min

    On today's very special episode of the Greg Suess Podcast, Grg sits down with local Atlanta artist Karl Kroeppler to discuss his inspiration for art (2:43), how to judge art talent (6:38), his journey from Arizona to Atlanta (8:40), living with the neurological condition Trigeminal Neuralgia (12:29), the struggles of living with Trigeminal Neuralgia and embracing the condition ( 22:00), the enthusiasm and joy of teaching art (32:34), suggestions for young artists (40:21), future art projects and ideas, (42: 23), and discussing resources for artists in Atlanta and more information on Trigeminal Neuralgia (49: 34).

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