STEMcast

by STEMcast

STEMcast is a not-for-profit podcast that serves to highlight the connections between the largely varying subfields of STEM. We interview guest speakers from a diverse range of fields, bringing listeners into the loop on STEM research in biotech, AI, medicine, environment, math and much more.

Podcast episodes

  • STEMcast Episode 22 | Surface Chemistry and Binding with Dr. Guo

    STEMcast Episode 22 | Surface Chemistry and Binding with Dr. Guo

    In this episode of STEMcast, we explore Dr. Shuaiqi Guo's academic history as well as his research in adhesive surface chemistry and its relation to antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Guo is an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University. He completed his education worldwide, starting at the undergraduate level at Mount Allison University, continuing into his Ph.D. at Queen's University, and finally in postdoctoral fellowship at Eindhoven University of Technology and Yale University. His current research is focused on combatting antimicrobial resistance through alternative methods focused on bacterial adhesion, which has particular promise in its ability to circumvent the speed of bacterial evolution by preventing binding in the first place.

  • STEMcast Episode 21 | Radiotherapy with Dr. Enger

    STEMcast Episode 21 | Radiotherapy with Dr. Enger

    This episode of STEMcast focuses on Doctor Shirin Abbasinejad Enger and her research in oncology and medical physics. Dr. Enger is an associate professor in the Department of Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital section of McGill Medicine. Her work focuses in interdisciplinary development and testing of cancer therapies, including brachytherapy and much more. Dr. Enger received her PhD from Uppsala University, and uses her expertise to lead students across multiple branches for cancer research.

  • STEMcast Episode 20 | Mechano-Biology with Dr. Li

    STEMcast Episode 20 | Mechano-Biology with Dr. Li

    In this special collaborative episode of STEMCast (McGill iGEM x UBC-Okanagan iGEM), we speak with Dr. Isaac Li, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Dr. Li's lab builds DNA-based molecular tools to study mechanobiology through single-molecule and quantitative imaging. These tools are used to better understand the cell-cell interactions involved in diseases such as cancer. Dr. Li was named UBCO Faculty Researcher of the Year in 2023. He also acts as the Primary Investigator for the UBC-Okanagan iGEM Team. Join us for this special episode featuring UBC-Okanagan iGEM's Human Practices Lead, Oluwatinufemi (Tinu) Tope-Awofeko.

  • STEMcast Episode 19 | Brain Injury with Dr. Park

    STEMcast Episode 19 | Brain Injury with Dr. Park

    Dr. Eugene Park is a specialist in the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury and brain injury therapeutics to improve outcomes. Dr. Park graduated with a master's from the department of Physiology at UofT and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Medical Science at UofT as well. Dr. Park is currently working as a Senior Research Associate at Unity Health Toronto.

  • STEMcast Episode 18 | iGEM, SynBio, and Bioengineering with Dr. Drew Endy

    STEMcast Episode 18 | iGEM, SynBio, and Bioengineering with Dr. Drew Endy

    Dr. Drew Endy is a synthetic biologist and professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University. He helped start new undergraduate majors in bioengineering at both MIT and Stanford. Twenty years ago Drew also helped launch the iGEM competition. As a group of students passionate about building with biology, it's a privilege to be able to speak with Dr. Endy.