Facets of Life: Ep. 01 - Doctor Squared

For some years now, I've wanted to start a podcast sharing stories about physiology that range from the personal side to the nitty-gritty science.  The overall goal of the project would be to improve general awareness of physiology as a discipline, highlight the cool things our scientific community does, and help people understand more about their incredible inner workings. 

After quite a bit of hemming and hawing, I finally recorded the first episode!  I hope you give it a listen.  I'm open to feedback and ideas for episode topics.  If you're interested in being a guest on this podcast or want to contribute, please get in touch with me (via email or otherwise).

Interested in a career in biological research or clinical medicine? Want more perspective about what it's about? My guest today is able to help with that.

For our first episode, I chat with José Ek-Vitorín, MD/PhD. Dr. Ek-Vitorín is a research assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona. He shares with us the story about his path through medicine and research. Topics include reflections on his clinical experiences, how he pursued a PhD, his research interests (gap junctions), and what physiology means to him. Our conversation also ventures a little bit into the philosophy of science.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

Dr. Kanady is a lecturer for the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona.  You can connect with him on Twitter @JDKPhD.