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Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar

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From research on cancer vaccines to why we feel pain, Genentech scientists are tackling some of the biggest challenges in human biology. Want to find out what they’re working on? Pull up a stool with host Jane Grogan, Principal Scientist of Cancer Immunology at Genentech, for “Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar.”

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From research on cancer vaccines to why we feel pain, Genentech scientists are tackling some of the biggest challenges in human biology. Want to find out what they’re working on? Pull up a stool with host Jane Grogan, Principal Scientist of Cancer Immunology at Genentech, for “Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar.”

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Informative and enjoyable

By mituska2 - Mar 10 2018
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I am a non-scientist. This podcast teaches me and holds my interest.

Great concept!

By MdmMomAurora - Jan 25 2018
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I am a new listener and I love this show! My 7 year old daughter loves it too. :)

iTunes Ratings

318 Ratings
Average Ratings
295
22
0
0
1

Informative and enjoyable

By mituska2 - Mar 10 2018
Read more
I am a non-scientist. This podcast teaches me and holds my interest.

Great concept!

By MdmMomAurora - Jan 25 2018
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I am a new listener and I love this show! My 7 year old daughter loves it too. :)
Cover image of Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar

Updated 14 days ago

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From research on cancer vaccines to why we feel pain, Genentech scientists are tackling some of the biggest challenges in human biology. Want to find out what they’re working on? Pull up a stool with host Jane Grogan, Principal Scientist of Cancer Immunology at Genentech, for “Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar.”

Rank #1: S1E01: Cancer and Your Immune System

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A revolution in cancer care is happening right now. In our debut episode, Jane Grogan sits down with Ira Mellman, one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of cancer immunotherapy, about the “a-ha” moments that could mean the next breakthrough, from checkpoint inhibitors to cancer vaccines. Plus Ira waxes poetic about transitioning from a life of music to a life of science.
Oct 20 2016
16 mins
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Rank #2: S2E08: Why You Should Study Immunology

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So far this season we’ve talked about the immune system a lot – how immune cells communicate, traffic along connective tissue, and invasive tumors. But what actually is the immune system? What’s it made of? How does it work? To close out our second season, Jane speaks with Andy Chan, Senior Vice President of Research Biology, to unravel the mysteries behind the immune system.
Apr 11 2018
44 mins
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Rank #3: Podcast Introduction

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The only thing Jane Grogan loves more than doing science is talking about it. In addition to being an accomplished scientist leading research on inflammation, autoimmunity and tumor immunobiology, Jane has a background in radio. So when we decided to record our first podcast series—Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar—she was the natural choice to host. Subscribe today to learn what our top scientists are working on.
Oct 06 2016
2 mins
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Rank #4: S1E08: Designing Early Stage Clinical Trials

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Designing a clinical trial is fascinatingly complex. There are dozens of variables that could influence the ability of any given trial to be successful. Navigating this complexity is truly a science unto itself. In our latest episode, Merdad Parsey, Senior Vice President of Early Clinical Development, explains how the science of clinical trial design has evolved, and where it’s headed.
Mar 27 2017
27 mins
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Rank #5: S2E07: The Therapeutic Window

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Pharmacology is the study of how a medicine works in the body, which is a critical step in understanding what medicines people should be given, and at what dose and schedule. As we learn more about the complex genomics that make each person unique, the role of pharmacologists is becoming increasingly important for personalizing safe and effective treatments. Jane speaks to Sara Kenkare-Mitra, Senior Vice President, Development Sciences, to get a glimpse into the future of this field.
Mar 19 2018
28 mins
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Rank #6: S1E07: Biomarkers and Big Data

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Each person’s cancer is unique, so trying to match the right treatment to the right person is one of cancer biology’s biggest remaining challenges. In our latest episode, Priti Hegde, Director of Oncology Biomarker Development at Genentech, talks about how big data and advanced technology are guiding the future of personalized cancer immunotherapies.
Feb 27 2017
21 mins
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Rank #7: S1E02: Ouch! Our Bodies and Pain

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Pain is actually good for us. Until it’s not. Discovering how to fight chronic pain, while leaving acute pain intact, is no easy venture. Join Morgan Sheng as he takes us on a tour of the different pain systems in our body, and how a family of Pakistani street performers helped scientists identify a novel target for treatment.
Nov 02 2016
17 mins
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Rank #8: S3E03: Cancer: When Cells Go Rogue

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It’s easy to think of cancer as an invader to the body. But in reality, it’s simply the result of a few proofreading errors in DNA replication that occur over time when cells divide. In Episode 3, Jane Grogan chats with Fred de Sauvage, Vice President and Staff Scientist, Molecular Oncology, about how just a handful of mutations can make normal cells go rogue, and how the field is finding new ways to stop the growth of cancer in its tracks.
Mar 12 2019
33 mins
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Rank #9: S1E03: How Your Cells Talk to Each Other (Hint: Not by Cell Phones)

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Communication is the key to good relationships. That’s true not only for people, but for our cells as well. If cellular communication goes wrong, your brain may stop processing information, or your organs might form tumors. So how do cells talk to each other? This week Jane Grogan sits down with Shiva Malek, whose work focuses on “eavesdropping” on the chatter between cells to understand what they’re saying and what goes wrong in a diseased state like cancer. We’re sure the cells don’t mind.
Nov 16 2016
20 mins
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Rank #10: S1E05: The Search for Super Antibiotics

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Bacteria are remarkably fast shape-shifters. As soon as we develop new antibiotics against them, they mutate, leading to drug-resistant strains the world has never seen before. This could mean that one day we end up weaponless against an army of drug-resistant superbugs. But a new generation of “super antibiotics” could hold the key to overcoming this problem. Learn how as we sit down with Rick Brown, Vice President of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Genentech, in our latest podcast.
Dec 14 2016
21 mins
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