Dec 13, 2020 | E034 What Is Special about Academia? How to Help PhDs Do Better Science?

Dr. Jonathan Weitzman is a full-professor of Genetics at the Université de Paris and the founding director of the Center for Epigenetics and Cell Fate (UMR Epigénétique et Destin Cellulaire). He trained at the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford, UK. He worked at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA and was a faculty member at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. Jonathan has a background in signal transduction pathways and expertise in gene regulatory networks and epigenetic contributions to disease. Jonathan has authored over 60 research articles and reviews and published two books for a lay audience. 

Jonathan is also passionate about teaching and is heavily committed to training and mentoring young researchers; he directs the European Masters’ in Genetics (Magistère de Génétique) at the Université de Paris and the Ecole Universitaire de Recherche G.E.N.E. Jonathan has led many interdisciplinary initiatives including the Laboratoire d’Excellence “LABEX Who Am I?” a research consortium focusing on questions of identity, the Académie Vivante, an innovative Art-Science teaching initiative and the “Dance Your PhD” graduate project. He is the co-host of the podcast “The Lonely Pipette; helping scientists do better science.”

Jonathan’s Lonely Pipette Podcast: bit.ly/TLPsubscribe 🔥

Jonathan’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanweitzman/

Jonathan’s Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Epigenetique

Jonathan’s Lonely Pipette account: https://twitter.com/LonelyPipette

The episode was recorded on December 10th, 2020. This material represents the speaker’s personal views and not the views of their current or former employer(s).

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