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mAcademia - Science, More than Just Academia.

mAcademia - Science, More than Just Academia.

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.

Recent Episodes

#52 - Designing a career - with Evan Bai from Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Jan. 25, 2023

Dr. Evan Bai is computational genomic team leader at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. There he leads collaborations across Research, Clinical, and Commercial. By designing and analyzing genomic studies across the drug discovery pipel…

#51 - Science is exciting no matter where you do it - with Yaniv Erlich from Eleven Therapeutics

Nov. 17, 2022

Dr. Yaniv Erlich is the co-founder and CEO of Eleven Therapeutics. Prior, he was the CSO of MyHeritage, a consumer genomics company (acquired by Francisco Partners), an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Columbia Uni…

#50 - Finding new paths paved with proteomics - with Gali Arad and Eran Seger from Protai

Oct. 11, 2022

Gali Arad and Eran Seger from Protai had talked to us about moving from their previous life in tech and academia into the fast pace of illuminating the druggable Proteome for better cures. Eran Seger is the Co-Founder and CE…

#49 - North Star of innovation - with Dov Moran, Grove Ventures Managing Partner

Sept. 1, 2022

Dov Moran, Managing Partner of Grove Ventures, is one of the most prominent Israeli hi-tech leaders in the world. Dov is an investor, inventor, and entrepreneur, who is best known as the inventor of the USB flash drive. He f…

#48 - Life updates with Elena Itskovich and Ofer Yizhar Barnea

Aug. 1, 2022

Over two years have past since we started this podcast. We learned a lot! We also applied some key take home messages to our own lives and careers. Today we share our progress with you! --- Send in a voice message: https:/…

#47 - Corrie Painter - When life gives you lemons you create a platform to advance science

June 8, 2022

Corrie Painter is the Deputy Director of Count Me In and is a research scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A trained cancer researcher with a Ph.D. in biochemistry, she completed her postdoctoral work in ca…