November 2021 — Michael Schwartz & Herman Pontzer

Evolving views on obesity

Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Diabetes Institute at University of Washington. His team is on the forefront of understanding how our bodies regulate sugar to maintain the energy we need to moving forward.

Dr. Pontzer is an Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health at Duke University. He is an internationally recognized researcher in human energetics and evolution.

October 2021 — Jaap De Roode

Of plants and self-medication

Dr. De Roode is a Professor of Biology at Emory University. He is perhaps the world’s foremost expert on monarch butterflies. His team is documenting how these beautiful creatures use plants for self-medication to treat themselves and their offspring against parasites.

September 2021 — Temple Grandin & Andrew Huberman

Thinking in pictures: Speaking science

Dr. Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She has championed efforts to improve animal welfare. And has leveraged her knowledge to expand upon our understanding of human behavior. In addition, she is a spokesperson for Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Dr. Huberman is a Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University. He has pioneered efforts to understand “how the brain changes with experience and how to repair brain circuits damaged by injury”. Beyond the lab, he is the host of the stellar Huberman Lab Podcast where he discusses actionable scientific knowledge to improve every day life.