Lab Rat Chat

Lab Rat Chat

A podcast dedicated to providing an accurate and alternate narrative to the public regarding the necessity of humane and ethical animal research. Lab Rat Chat was made possible through the Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, which is sponsored by the biomedical research advocacy group Americans for Medical Progress.

Episodes

December 20, 2021 31 min

News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and some unrelated topics).

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In this News Bite edition, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • A new therapy utilizing "dancing molecules" to offer a potential cure for paralysis
  • mRNA vaccine techno...
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    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 24 with Lindsay Bader

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    In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Danielle and Jeff chat with Lindsay Bader, who is a Senior Research Associate at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.   Lindsay has a ton of hands-on experience  working with many different species of monkeys .  She's been deeply i...

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    October 25, 2021 30 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and some unrelated topics).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this News Bite edition, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we discuss a new method to treat aggressive for...
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    September 30, 2021 35 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and some unrelated topics).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this News Bite edition, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • A dissolvable pacemaker that has some really awesome applications for human medicine
  • A new compound that has be...
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    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 24 with J. Preston Van Hooser

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    In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Logan and Jeff chat with Preston Van Hooser, who is a Review Scientist and Compliance Manager at the University of Washington (UW) who has worked to protect the integrity and excellence of vertebrate animal research and teaching.  Pres...

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    July 31, 2021 23 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and some unrelated topics).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this News Bite edition, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • How snake venom has been used to create a new medical “super-glue”
  • Naked mole rats and their role in potentiall...
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    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 23 with Dr. Cindy Buckmaster

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    In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Logan and Jeff chat with Cindy Buckmaster, who has been involved in the field of laboratory animal science for over 25 years. She is involved in educational and public outreach organizations while frequently speaking to the media becaus...

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    June 29, 2021 22 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and some unrelated topics).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this News Bite edition, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • The use of gene editing in mice to cure sickle cell disease
  • Bird feather crystals and their potential use in ma...
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    June 22, 2021 47 min

    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 22 with Dr. Megan LaFollette, an animal behavior & welfare scientist, researcher, & project manager

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    In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, we have a special co-host, Dr. Logan France, who will fill in for Danielle for a few episodes, tune in to the episode for more details.  In this episode, Log...

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    May 18, 2021 23 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and some unrelated topics).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this News Bite edition, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • Jeff beginning his 4th and final year of vet school
  • Development of humanized pig models
  • 7th Concordat on Opennes...
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    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 21 with Rebecca Welch and Kody Jernigan

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    May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month! In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Danielle and Jeff chat with Rebecca Welch, a lab animal vet at West Virginia University and Kody Jernigan, her husband, who is living with cystic fibrosis.   The two of them provide a r...

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    April 30, 2021 23 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and some unrelated topics).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this News Bite edition, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • Jeff finally completing his third year of vet school
  • Neuralink and monkeys playing pong with their minds
  • New hea...
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    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 20 with Dr. Sally Thompson-Iritani, Director (Interim) Washington National Primate Research Center

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    In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Danielle and Jeff chat with Dr. Sally Thompson-Iritani.  Sally has worked in the animal welfare, compliance and research field for over 30 years.  She offers a great ...

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    March 25, 2021 27 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and maybe some unrelated topics as well).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this edition of News Bites, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • Jeff's third year of vet school 
  • A new and exciting podcast about animal research - GetRe...
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    March 24, 2021 42 min

    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 19 with Dr. Brian Herrin, Assistant Professor and Veterinary Parasitologist at Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine

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    In this special episode of Lab Rat Chat, Dr. Brian Herrin joined us by video to record an episode for the 2021 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposiu...

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    March 7, 2021 23 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research (and maybe some unrelated topics as well).

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this edition of News Bites, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • Llamas and their impact in developing asthma-style inhalers for treating COVID-19
  • Ferrets inv...
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    January 22, 2021 29 min

    News Bites are monthly episodes where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics surrounding the field of biomedical research.

    Purchase Lab Rat Chat merch and help support the podcast and biomedical research!

    https://labratchat.myteespring.co/

    In this edition of News Bites, Jeff and Danielle discuss:

  • Proposed legislation that has an impact on the use of animals in biomedical research
  • mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccine being use...
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    January 19, 2021 42 min

    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 18 with Dr. Laura Knoll, Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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    In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Dr. Laura Knoll joined the show to talk about her super important and interesting research involving parasites, including Toxoplasma gondii.? This pa...

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    December 24, 2020 24 min

    First installment of Lab Rat Chat News Bites where Danielle and Jeff break down important topics.

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    In this new series of episodes to complement the usual interview style episodes you've grown accustomed to on Lab Rat Chat, Danielle and Jeff break down and inform their listeners of recent news, trends, and events goin...

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    December 11, 2020 29 min

    Lab Rat Chat - Episode 17 with Dr. Sherrie Clark, Professor and Clinician at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
     
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    In this episode of Lab Rat Chat, Dr. Sherrie Clark, a veterinarian and one of Jeff’s professors at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine joined the show to talk about the important ro...

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