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April 27, 2021

#28 Special ONE year anniversary - your questions with Estherina Trac…

In this special one year anniversary episode, Estherina Trachtenberg is learning more about Ofer and Lena, mAcademia podcast hos…

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April 12, 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…

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March 29, 2021

#26 Two passions, one life-time - Christian Tidona is driving innovat…

Dr. Christian Tidona is a biotech entrepreneur, an angel investor, and the founder of BioMed X Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. …

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March 15, 2021

#25 Now you see it now you don't - Dr. Elisabeth Bik is spotting scie…

Dr. Elisabeth Bik is an independent Science Integrity Consultant. She is also an image sleuth, investigating independently into i…

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March 8, 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 …

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March 1, 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 Researc…

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Feb. 15, 2021

#22 “What is the physiological relevance?" - Oded Rechavi on academia…

Prof. Oded Rechavi, professor at the Department of Neurobiology at Tel Aviv University. His lab challenges basic dogmas regarding…

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Feb. 1, 2021

#21 What to do when you are passionate about fermentation - Tal Zeltz…

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…

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Jan. 18, 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…

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Jan. 4, 2021

#19 To give a proper advice and consult is a science done by Kim Staa…

With an extensive scientific background in neurodegeneration, and especially in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Kim is drive…

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Dec. 21, 2020

#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 scie…

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Dec. 7, 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 …

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Nov. 23, 2020

#16 A story of perseverance - Natalie Yivgi-Ohana is changing the wor…

Natalie Yivgi-Ohana, PhD, started a postdoc in Canada, yet decided to come back after just two and a half months, realizing it is…

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Nov. 9, 2020

#15 "Tinder" for scientists - Beatrice Zatroska introducing great min…

Beatrice brings her worldwide experience in business and getting great technology into the real world by creating applications. H…

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Oct. 26, 2020

#14 In the service of science and scientists - Joanne Kamens running …

Joanne Kamens runs every molecular biologist's favorite non-profit organization, Addgene. They distribute 90,657 plasmids on beha…

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Oct. 19, 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 ex…

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July 13, 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 resea…

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June 29, 2020

#11 From hard core science to hi tech lead - Yoni Bhonker researched …

Yoni Bhonker was a talented PhD student, and as one, he asked important questions, about his work at lab of course, but moreover,…

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June 22, 2020

#10 (Hebrew) From behind the bench to in front of a classroom - Yair …

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 …

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June 15, 2020

#9 (Hebrew) Ben Gurion university of the Negev is leading a Change - …

Dan G. Blumberg is a VP and professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the Department of Geography and Environmental Deve…

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June 8, 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 coinc…

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June 1, 2020

#7 From clinical psychologist to product manager to founder - she did…

Adi Zief-Balteriski is a behavioral science expert in the field of community, technology and consumer behavior. She is a research…

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May 25, 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…

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May 18, 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 br…

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