Goldwater Scholar Highlights

Goldwater Scholar Highlights

Goldwater Scholar Highlights is a podcast show in which notable Goldwater Scholars and Honorable Mentions are interviewed about their educational experiences, current research, and careers.

This audio is available on iTunes Podcasts and the Goldwater Social Media Platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

All Episodes

Here, we speak with Kayla Wolf. Kayla double majored in Chemistry and Human Biology from Michigan State University. She is now a PhD candidate in bioengineering at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, working in Prof. Sanjay Kumars laboratory. Kayla also runs a podcast show called "Double Shelix," which you can find more about on this link: http://doubleshelix.com We discuss tissue models for studying biophysical properties of brain cells, advice for undergraduates and graduate school, work life balance in graduate school, and much more. Don't forget to follow the Goldwater Scholar Community on Facebook and Twitter!

Dec 2019

35 min 59 sec

Here, we speak with Mohammed Karim, M.D. Mohammed studied chemistry and sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He then earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at Harvard’s Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, where he served a year as chief resident. He is currently serving as a clinical fellow in spinal surgery at the Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia. We discuss mathematical optimization and drug development, software development in industry, balancing industry interests for graduate students, and much more. Don't forget to follow the Goldwater Scholar Community on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Oct 2019

54 min 8 sec

Here, we speak with Andrew Matteson, Ph.D. Andrew graduated with his PhD in computational biology in 2013 from New York University. He is now a principal scientist at Applied BioMath working to develop mechanistic models through mathematical optimization for drug development. We discuss mathematical optimization and drug development, software development in industry, balancing industry interests for graduate students, and much more. Don't forget to follow the Goldwater Scholar Community on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Sep 2019

1 hr 2 min

Here, we speak with Melissa Jay. Melissa is a biostatistics PhD student at the University of Iowa. She is studying survival analysis and statistical methods for epidemiology and understanding cancer incidence and mortality in the United States. We discuss statistical methods, teaching undergraduates R Studio and programming, advice for undergraduates and graduate students, and much more. Don't forget to follow the Goldwater Scholar Community on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Sep 2019

29 min 29 sec

Here, we speak with Elizabeth Luoma, PhD. Elizabeth received her PhD in cell biology at Yale University, and she is now the Assistant Director of the Women’s Health Research at Yale. We discuss STEM Education, gender biases in research, advice for undergraduates and graduate students, and much more. Don't forget to follow the Goldwater Scholar Community on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Aug 2019

30 min 43 sec

A show for current and past Goldwater Scholars as well as interested undergraduate applicants. We interview a diverse group of Goldwater Scholars on their science and career experiences. Don't forget to follow the Goldwater Scholar Community on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Aug 2019

3 min 11 sec