Science Talks: a conversation hosted by UArizona’s BIO5 Institute, is a podcast and video series highlighting the important research and innovation happening at BIO5.
Science Talks hosts and BIO5 staff members Brooke Moreno and Sean Cadin interview researchers representing the Institute's core mission areas, initiatives, events, programs and more. Through these candid interviews, listeners get a close-up look at the research aimed at tackling the world's biggest challenges and will understand how it impacts all of us, our state and our world.
In this episode, Moreno and Cadin talk with Dr. Kate Rhodes, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Maggie So’s lab, about her research on a bacterial strain that causes gonorrhea, a highly prevalent sexually transmitted infection. Dr. Rhodes, a two-time recipient of the BIO5 Postdoctoral Fellowship, discusses how she employs storytelling through grant writing and public communications about her research. She also shares why today’s biggest questions in research cannot be conducted "in a vacuum,” and how the BIO5 Institute fosters the cross-disciplinary work that is necessary to solve these problems.