Guy Rohkin
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AMA Recording with Dr. Phillip Kyriakakis. Flipping the Molecular Light Switch: Dr. Phillip Kyriakakis and the World of Optogenetics

Optogenetics Genetic EngineeringSynthetic BiologyHardware Electrical Engineering

Hey all!

Posting the recording here to Dr. Phillip Kyriakakis' ( AMA!

Really fun chat and great to hear about all his work and journey. ( Can also check it out on Spotify here (

Episode Summary

Prepare for an episode of the Fancy Labcoat Guild that's less 'blinding flash of light' ๐Ÿ”ฆ and more 'steady, comforting glow' ๐Ÿ’ก. We've got an AMA on our Discord with the humble luminary - Dr. Phillip Kyriakakis. He's the kind of guy who tinkers with molecular light switches in optogenetics, a field most of us can't even spell correctly on the first try. ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ”ฌ

His career trajectory has taken him from UMass Boston ๐Ÿซ to UC San Diego, and now to Stanford as a Senior Research Scientist. He's spent all this time flipping the switch on the field of optogenetics, and not in a way that requires protective eyewear. ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ

Dr. Kyriakakis isn't just about the science, though. He's a genuine, curious soul with a range of expertise that includes dabbling in electrical engineering! Plus, he's got this knack for making people smile, probably a side effect of spending so much time with biological lights. ๐Ÿ˜Š

In this episode, we delve into the nitty-gritty of optogenetics, the highs and lows ๐ŸŽข of Dr. Kyriakakis's journey, and the joy of scientific discovery.

Ruben Ramalho18 days ago

Thanks for this, I wasn't aware of this podcast! Extremely interesting interview.

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