Let's Learn About Scott Barnett, Ph.D.
Howdy folks. So how does one wind up making a strange podcast about how tiny molecules kill you? Glad you ask. I didn’t always plan on being a science podcaster. It wasn’t until I accepted the fact that I was never going to be an astronaut or a male model that settled into my new role as a scientist. In 2017 I received my Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and now I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin. As to the podcast? Well, I decided to create this podcast because: (1) It's a socially acceptable way to explore my low-grade narcissism, and (2) The body is this awesome and insane ball of molecules struggling against entropy, so why not share my fascination of small-molecule Pharmacology with that small contingent of the world that finds this stuff interesting too. That’s the great thing about podcast, the support niche topics!
Fun Facts About Me:
I graduated from The University of Oregon in 2000 with a B.S. in Psychology. After finishing school I took the next logical step in my education....I learned to blow stuff up...in the Marine Corps. After six years of talking on a radio to helicopters and jets I decided it was time to try something new. I left that fine organization in 2006 as a Captain, and in an attempt to clear my head while pontificating the next phase of my life, my brother and I rode our bicycles from Sydney to Perth, Australia. To be clear, we didn't break any land speed records during our trip (it took us five months to ride 3,500 miles); however, despite our limited aptitude for distance cycling it was an incredible experience and I am hoping to return to the 'island continent' in the future. Following that adventure I earned a B.S. in Biochemistry to prepare myself for med school, but as it turns out I loved the monotonous solitude of pipetting fluids from one tube to another so much that I decided that a Ph.D. was more my style.....so here we are.
In my spare time I like to take photographs. If you are so inclined you can see my work here: Scott Barnett Photography (link) . Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions or comments about the show. email@example.com
The Hiatus: Close followers of the show probably think that I’ve died or moved onto other things. In reality, I needed some “me” time during 2017 and most of 2018 in order to finish my Ph.D. (turns out it’s a fair bit of work to write a dissertation), find a new job, move across the country, and oh…..yeah…..raise newborn twins (which turns out is a fair bit more work than writing a dissertation). Long story short, “Scotty is tired,” but I think I’m ready to wander back into the breach, so look for new episodes in late 2018.