• SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Using Biology as Technology to Stream Data May 27, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Using Biology as Technology to Stream Data

    Michael Heltzen is the CEO of Cardea Bio. He envisions a time when biology is part of the technology. What exactly does that mean? We currently use aspects of biology to observe or manipulate living systems. But often we are measuring at a moment in time. His vision is to use biological molecules as sensors to ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: The Fleet Science Center Mission Goes On Even in a Pandemic May 12, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: The Fleet Science Center Mission Goes On Even in a Pandemic

    As we shelter in place in the midst of a pandemic, the world waits for science to rescue us with testing, treatments and/or a vaccine. But how do we get more people to connect with the power of science on a regular basis? That’s the mission of The Fleet Science Center. Steve Snyder is the CEO ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Avoiding Business Disaster April 21, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Avoiding Business Disaster

    Many business disasters are the result of bad decision making. But how do we learn to make better decisions, given all the effort that goes into planning, SWOT analyses and so on? Gleb Tsipusky has been studying this for a long time. He focuses on cognitive bias, the tendency for our brains to push us in ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Participating in the San Diego Angel Conference – Peter Teriete April 7, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Participating in the San Diego Angel Conference - Peter Teriete

    Back in November, I spoke to?Mysty Rusk and Jason Scharf about the upcoming?(now complete) San Diego Angel Conference. In this episode, Peter Teriete describes his experience as a participant. His company,?TumorGen, enrolled in the conference looking for funding and guidance. They made the semi-finals, but as Peter points out, you don’t need to be the eventual ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Using Zebrafish to Discover Host Directed Therapies March 24, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Using Zebrafish to Discover Host Directed Therapies

    Infectious disease is getting a lot of attention right now because we are in the middle of the Corona Virus pandemic. In this episode (recorded back in January),? Dr. Molly Matty helps us explore how Zebrafish, a model organism for development is being used to investigate host pathogen interactions, specifically with?Mycobacterium marinum.? Other species of Mycobacterium ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Founder Mentality – From Imposter Syndrome to Quiet Confidence March 11, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Founder Mentality - From Imposter Syndrome to Quiet Confidence

    Self doubt and the expectations of others can be a heavy load to carry. Debbie Chen, Founder and CEO of Hydrostasis, managed to relieve herself of those burdens and finally discover what success means to her. Debbie arrived from Taiwan at the age of six. She got a PhD (much later) because she wanted to make ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: A Brain Based Speaking Approach for Scientific Presentations February 26, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: A Brain Based Speaking Approach for Scientific Presentations

    How do you avoid the terrible stereotype of the poor scientific speaker? Scott Stiefvater calls himself the (anti) Presentation Coach. His approach is based on the fact that there are no neurons in the brain for giving a presentation – only for speaking and listening. The purpose in any speaking situation is to deliver an idea from ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Eric Topol: Will AI Improve or Erode the Doctor Patient Relationship? February 5, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Eric Topol: Will AI Improve or Erode the Doctor Patient Relationship?

    Artificial intelligence is already making its way into healthcare and allowing for improvements patient care. The possibilities go way beyond what you may have imagined. In this episode, Dr Eric Topol, Executive Vice President at Scripps Research and the founder and director of Scripps Research Translational Institute, describes what some of those advances might look like ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Three Essentials to Advance Your Life Science Career – And Advice for Employers Too February 3, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast:  Three Essentials to Advance Your Life Science Career - And Advice for Employers Too

    Robin Toft is the Chairman and Founder of?The Toft Group, an executive search firm and author of the book: We Can: The Executive Woman’s Guide to Career Advancement. In this episode she shares three things you must have to advance your career?Confidence, Competence and Connections) and how to develop/deploy them. This episode is packed with good advice. ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Funding Sources By Stages for Biotech Startups January 22, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Funding Sources By Stages for Biotech Startups

    In this episode, we explore where funding typically comes from at different stages in the evolution of a biotech company, along with some relatively new sources of funding that you may not have been aware of. Rhyne Brown joined me to explain those sources, what those investors are thinking and what they might hope to get ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Paul Mola – DNA Sequencing via Molecular Electronics January 7, 2020 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Paul Mola - DNA Sequencing via Molecular Electronics

    Paul Mola is the Founder and CEO of Roswell Biotechnologies. They are working toward the goal of the $100 dollar genome via molecular electronics.? In a nutshell, they incorporate DNA polymerase into a circuit and measure the change in current within the circuit (through the polymerase!) as nucleotides move into the active site. In this episode ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Sheila Gujrathi – Establishing a Corporate Culture at Gossamer Bio December 13, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Sheila Gujrathi - Establishing a Corporate Culture at Gossamer Bio

    Sheila Gujrathi is the CEO of Gossamer Bio. She feels strongly about the importance of a thriving corporate culture to the success of an organization.In this interview, she explained to me the values that are the foundation of the Gossamer Bio culture and how they work to maintain that culture beginning with recruiting, executive modeling, ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Illumina is Growing an Audience with its Genomics Podcast November 20, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Illumina is Growing an Audience with its Genomics Podcast

    Paul Bromann is a Senior Manager of Scientific Affairs at Illumina. He also hosts the Illumina Genomics podcast. In this episode he explains why Illumina started a podcast and what the goals are. Because he keeps the conversations high level and avoids jargon, he has built an audience far beyond those who use or might use ...

  • San Diego Angel Conference November 12, 2019 San Diego Angel Conference

    The San Diego Angel Conference takes place March 28, 2020. At this conference at least one company will be selected as the winner of a pitch contest to receive angel funding from a fund capped at $1,000,000. ? The process begins in December with applic…

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Anne Marbarger – Padres Pedal the Cause September 11, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Anne Marbarger - Padres Pedal the Cause

    Anne Marbarger is the Executive Director of Padres Pedal the Cause. She joined me to talk about this organization that has raised just over ten million dollars in the last six years to fund research at four local cancer centers – The Moores Cancer Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys, The Salk Institute and Rady’s Childrens Hospital. Each ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Does the Gut Microbiome Affect the Response to Immuno-Therapy? August 22, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Does the Gut Microbiome Affect the Response to Immuno-Therapy?

    ? The bacteria in your gut play a big role in your health. And maybe more than you imagined. So much so that Stephanie Culler wants you to send her your poop. She is the CEO of Persephone Biome and she joined me to explain why.?It turns out, immune checkpoint inhibitors can work better or worse ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: What Can Diversity and Inclusion Do for Your Business? August 6, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: What Can Diversity and Inclusion Do for Your Business?

    Diverse teams have been shown to be more innovative. But diversity alone is not sufficient. Team members need to feel included in whatever task is at hand. Otherwise, employee engagement suffers. Denise Pirrotti Hummel is the CEO of Lead Inclusively. She joined us on this podcast to talk about the benefits of diversity and inclusion, the ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Christina Waters – Rare Science July 25, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Christina Waters - Rare Science

    Christina Waters is the CEO and president of RARE Science. The mission is?to identify more immediate therapeutic solutions for kids with rare diseases. There may be 7-8000 rare diseases, but because of their rarity, they are difficult to diagnose. That delays a treatment, if one exists at all, and makes it more urgent for the families ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Lou Cooperhouse – BlueNalu and Cellular Aquaculture July 11, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Lou Cooperhouse - BlueNalu and Cellular Aquaculture

    The worldwide demand for seafood is rising while the supply of fish is diminishing. BlueNalu is working to close that gap through cellular aquaculture – manufacturing fish meat in bioreactors. It begins with a fish biopsy. Muscle, fat and connective tissue cells are separated out and grown in bioreactors. The three cell types are intended to ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Jeane Wong – The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers July 2, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Jeane Wong - The League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers

    Jeane Wong calls herself a bus driver for bigger brains. She has built a community of scientists who are sharing their knowledge and experience with kids in San Diego Schools.The Leagues’s origin story could have come out of the Marvel Universe. It started with a pre-school. In this episode, we talk about: Who the programs are designed ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Stanley Maloy – Teaching Entrepreneurship July 2, 2019 SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Stanley Maloy - Teaching Entrepreneurship

    Stanley Maloy is a life scientist and the Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation at San Diego State University. He has a passion for entrepreneurship. We often think some people have a gift for being an entrepreneur – coming up with new ideas and bringing them to market. And unfortunately, a lot of would-be entrepreneurs ...

  • SDBN BUZZ Podcast: Trailer July 1, 2019

    In this episode, Mary Canady, the founder of the San Diego Biotech Network and Chris Conner, the host of Life Science Marketing Radio, talk about their collaboration and vision for the podcast.

  • Trailer June 26, 2019

    What is the SDBN BUZZ? This podcast is intended to connect the San Diego life science community through trending topics and thoughtful conversations.? We’ll cover innovation, entrepreneurship, careers, diversity and more. In this episode, Mary Canady…

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