Exploring the bottom of the ocean and Titanic wreckage with David Gallo

Exploring the bottom of the ocean and Titanic wreckage with David Gallo

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Looking back at vaccine development with Pfizer researcher Donna Luisi

Looking back at vaccine development with Pfizer researcher Donna Luisi

Check out our latest Lunch With A Scientist episode with Pfizer researcher Donna Luisi as we talk about her career pathway, her experience working at Pfizer during its development of the COVID-19 vaccine and many other topics.

Dr. Luisi is currently an Associate Research Fellow in the Pharmaceutical Research and Development Department at Pfizer. She has 20 years of industrial experience focusing on formulation, dosage form design and process development of various modalities with an emphasis on biophysical characterization.

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Diving with sharks in the Bahamas with marine biologist Jillian Morris

Diving with sharks in the Bahamas with marine biologist Jillian Morris

Check out our latest Lunch With A Scientist episode with shark scientist Jillian Morris. We talk about her pathway into marine biology, studying (and diving with) sharks in the Bahamas and her corresponding research.

She is a marine biologist, shark conservationist, scuba instructor and educator. She has filmed for numerous television shows and networks, has appeared on Shark Week and is a PADI Ambassadiver. She was named Scuba Diving Magazine’s July 2016 Sea Hero, awarded the inaugural Shark Con Shark Hero Award in 2017 and was the Go Blue Awards 2020 Blue Ambassador of the Year. She is the author of Norman the Nurse Shark and Shark Super Powers and a member of the prestigious Ocean Artists Society.

Born and raised in Maine, Jillian’s love for the ocean started at an early age and has continued to play an integral role in her adult life. She has spent thousands of hours in the field working and diving with sharks across the globe. She is also the founder and president of Sharks4Kids nonprofit.

More info on Jillian: www.sharks4kids.com

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Digging up history with a ‘real-life Indiana Jones’

Digging up history with a ‘real-life Indiana Jones’

Sarah “Stacy” Barber is an anthropological archaeologist with a long-term interest in how human beings interact with coastal ecosystems. She has also conducted research since 2017 on the east coast of Florida, where she and collaborators are evaluating the history of human occupation and resource use on the Indian River Lagoon. Dr. Barber has also conducted research on the coast of Oaxaca in southern Mexico since 2000, looking at the origins and organization of early urban societies in coastal settings. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Historic Society, the National Geographic Society, and Argonne National Laboratories.

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Studying great white sharks with Dr. Chris Lowe

Studying great white sharks with Dr. Chris Lowe

Dr. Chris Lowe is a professor in marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, where he and his students work with acoustic and satellite telemetry techniques to study the movement, behavior and physiology of sharks, rays and gamefishes. Dr. Lowe grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, where he spent a majority of his youth fishing and diving the waters around Cape Cod. He comes from a long line of New England fishermen and whalers and believes a career focused on the ocean environment was inevitable.

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