Society & Culture
Episode 27: A Life in Labs
Imagine spending 24.5 years in a specific laboratory. And then imagine switching, to seemingly start all over again. In this show Tommy chats with Dr. Karen Rees-Milton, a veteran bench scientist who is expertly versed in protein biochemistry, enzyme kinetics, classical biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, cell culture, and glycobiology. After nearly a decade as a research coordinator, Dr. Rees-Milton has completely switched gears: computer programming. Karen's new work on Laboratory Information Management System design recently crossed paths with Tommy's empirical work on privacy data at the Surveillance Studies Centre, leading to a reflexive and unique conversation that has a bit of everything: Google, lecturing vs researching, intellectual maturity, and of course, ethical algorithms.
The voice that you hear in the intro and outro is none other than Kristi Lee, host of the podcast Canadian True Crime. Please support Kristi's excellent work by checking out her show on any of your favourite podcast apps.
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