BioChat, a Podcast by ABclonal Technology

BioChat, a Podcast by ABclonal Technology

Welcome to BioChat, a podcast by ABclonal Technology. With this show, we aim to familiarize you with not only ABclonal’s contributions to efforts in scientific discovery, but also to highlight the direction of ongoing bioscience research and to help scientists determine how best to leverage their skills to improve global human health and quality of life.


November 28, 2023 37 mins

Kin invites friend and former laboratory mentor Max Chuu, PhD, to talk about his life's work with naturally occurring biochemicals and their effects in fighting cancer, diabetes, and other diseases including Alzheimer's. Learn more about how elements of honeycombs and green tea could have powerful antitumor effects, and how leveraging the efficacy of natural remedies could potentially mitigate health care costs.


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This time on BioChat, we invited Lisa Comento of the American Public Gardens Association to discuss her unique career journey into working with environmental and conservation groups. We talk about sustainability measures for food sources and lifestyles. We also detail the good that the American Public Gardens Association does to raise awareness for our shared green spaces, as well as education for folks to cultivate their own garde...

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Kin invites Dr. Lei Liu, MD, PhD, from Harvard University to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease and the ongoing work to develop more effective treatments towards improved standards of living for the afflicted and perhaps and eventual cure. We discuss the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease, novel biomarkers, and new directions in Alzheimer's research, with plenty of insights from Dr. Liu.

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month! You...

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Kin talks to former classmate and friend Tim Fessenden, PhD, now a scientific editor at the Journal of Cell Biology, about the process behind distributing great science stories and discoveries. Tim speaks on the career choices that led to his current position, the duties of a scientific editor to ensure the claims of the authors are justified, and the review process, including the infamous Reviewer Number Two.


Tim has a great blo...

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Kin and Hannah hang out to talk about the scientific award season, highlighted by the ignominious achievements of this year's Ig Nobel winners as well as the discoveries that have provided the greatest benefit to humanity for the slightly more prestigious Nobel Prizes. From a smart toilet to quantum dots, scientific achievement takes many forms but always advances our knowledge and has the potential to improve our quality of life!


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This time on BioChat, Kin sits with protein scientist and proprietor of ProNique Scientific, Josiah Carney, as we marvel at Josiah's fantastic adventure as a laboratory scientist and eventual path towards purifying and providing critical native proteins for research and development pipelines. Learn more about the continued utility of native proteins in bioscience in our discussion here!


If you're interested in quality native prot...

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BioChat invites ABclonal's chief technology officer, Dr. Hai Wu, to discuss the antibody design and production process using a recombinant monoclonal platform known as SMab™ that has yielded thousands of successful projects and catalog products useful in many fields of bioscience research. Topics include:

  • Dr. Wu's love of science and motivation for generating superior antibody products
  • The SMab™ platform's advantages and unique...
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Kin talks to friends and professional married couple Linda Hasadsri and Vince Pureza, both MD/PhD researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, to catch up on old times and talk about their parallel career and life paths stemming from their meeting in the same lab once upon a time. Topics include:

  • Linda getting an offer she couldn't refuse and Vince supporting her all the way
  • Supporting research at Mayo through their unique role...
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Kin's friend and respected doctor, Kevin Smith, MD, joins BioChat to talk about his role as the chief medical officer at Loyola University Medical Center, his philosophies on patient care, accessibility to quality health care and services, and an expert opinion on the benefits of immunization to self and society.


You can learn more about National Immunization Awareness Month from the FDA and CDC! We encourage you to check with yo...

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Career paths are not linear, and we find out about another unique route from ABclonal's Andrina Seryani, our West Coast Account Manager for our custom services division. 


Andrina and Kin discuss growing up next to large bodies of water and going to school next to the beach, the wonders of marine biology and nudibranchs, and the lifelong love of learning and applying new information. Andrina also talks about how she didn't even kn...

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The immune system is now a key tool in developing personalized targeted therapies against many types of cancer. With an extensive background in immunology in the context of human disease, Philip Liu, Ph.D., joins BioChat to discuss a promising new drug against bladder cancer, and his unique career path towards this latest achievement.


Phil and Kin talk about our shared love of science, albeit with different career paths and metho...

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The continued interest in many things science and science fiction is evident in many of the stories and movies that we enjoy, but for the vast majority of us, the laboratory is not a career path or lifestyle that is practical. Joining BioChat is Emma Bartle, a business development representative for ABclonal's custom reagent services, as we discuss alternative careers that can still help accelerate research science.


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While many efforts and programs have improved the opportunities for ethnic minorities to earn advanced degrees and contribute to scientific research, the representation of these groups continues to lag behind those of their Caucasian colleagues. Joining BioChat for this episode is Brooke Sylvester, PhD, a cancer biologist with insights on the continued need to promote inclusion and accessibility to research opportunities.

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To familiarize you with some of the people who work at ABclonal and our myriad products and services, Dr. Rosa Zhu, our technical support scientist for the Custom Antibody Services, joins us to talk more about antibody design and production.

Topics in this episode include Rosa's love of science and fascination with antibodies, the antigen design process, the continued utility of polyclonal antibodies, and the versatility of monoclo...

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For this episode of BioChat, Kin Leung speaks with patent attorney Nate Luman, who also has a PhD in chemistry, to learn more about how an advanced science background can benefit someone in alternative careers to research science, including the law. 

Nate, a practicing attorney at the law firm of Knobbe Martens, shares his educational journey, as he pursued his doctorate in biological chemistry and the exciting discoveries he made ...

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As BioChat continues, ABclonal's Scientific Content Marketing Manager, Kin Leung, Ph.D., speaks with old friend and current head of AI (Artificial Intelligence as well as Analytics & Informatics) at Shape Therapeutics, Inc, Ron Hause, Ph.D. 

In our conversation, we discuss our educational paths, Ron's thesis project that intersected with Kin's in relating natural human genetic variation with protein expression levels and response t...

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of BioChat, a podcast presented by ABclonal Technology! Join ABclonal's Scientific Content Marketing Manager, Kin Leung, Ph.D., and Lead Marketing Coordinator, Hannah Flaherty, as we discuss our experiences with science and working for ABclonal to serve the scientific community. With our new BioChat podcast series, we aim to highlight the direction of ongoing bioscience research, discuss career path...

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