Benjamin BikmanFeb 25, 2021
Exploring STEM, Insulin Research, and Why We Get Sick
A Discussion with Benjamin Bikman
New Books Network 2020
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In this episode you’ll hear: about Dr Bikman’s unconventional path to pursuing degrees in science, why scientists need to do a postdoc, what it means to have your own lab, the important role of insulin in the body, and a discussion of the book Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease--And How to Fight It (Benbella Books, 2020).
Our guest is: Dr. Benjamin Bikman, associate professor of Physiology & Developmental Biology at BYU, where he has his own lab and is currently exploring the contrasting roles of insulin and ketones as key drivers of metabolic function. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings. He lives in Utah with his wife and children, and strongly believes in the importance of a work-life balance.
Your host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women, gender, and sexuality. She specializes in decoding diaries written by rural women in 19th-century America. She supports her work-life balance by taking long walks, and making time for her loved ones.
Listeners to this episode might be interested in:
- Why We Get Sick by Benjamin Bikman
- Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz
- Benjamin Bikman discusses his work
- Getting the Most Out of Your Postdoc
- Determine Whether A STEM Major Is The Right Choice