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Expand Your Perspective

The Expand Your Perspective Podcast is a new podcast from the University of Chicago that highlights the exciting research of graduate students and postdocs. Each episode brings together students from different perspectives to discuss their work in an interdisciplinary forum. Hosted by two members of the UChicago GRAD professional development team, Dr. Michael O’Toole and Linsin Smith, we hope this podcast provides an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their work and for our listeners to learn more about the groundbreaking research that goes on at UChicago.

Nov 22, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the fascinating connections between genetics, evolution, and human pregnancy. We are joined by postdoctoral scholar Mirna Marinić and graduate student Philipp Ross to talk about what makes human pregnancy unique, how pregnancy has evolved the way it has, and new directions in the study of...


May 6, 2021

In this episode we delve into the world of nanotechnology research and its applications, from the creation of nanoscale sensing devices to the role of nanomaterials in studying biological processes. We’ll learn about how small these materials really are, discuss the huge range of applications for nanotechnologies,...


Apr 30, 2021

In this episode, we talk with a group of graduate students and postdocs who are researching new and innovative ways to understand and treat food allergies. From immunotheraphy to inverse vaccines to biotherapeutics, our guests tell us about the research they’re pursuing and the startups they’ve founded to bring...


Oct 22, 2020

In this episode, immunology graduate student Chris Stamper talks about how his lab shifted the focus of their antibody research to deepen our understanding of the coronavirus and aid in the development of a vaccine. In the second half, Master’s alumnus Dr. Siva Bhavani talks about his work as an ICU physician and how...


Oct 22, 2020

Monkeys playing video games, octopus arm regeneration, and the cell-to-cell communication that underscores every biological process? Join our conversation to learn more about innovative graduate research in the biological sciences, with the help of Meike Lobb-Rabe, Natalie Grace Schulz, Caleb Sponheim, and Sherzod Tokamov.