TWiV 120: Ed Niles, a Km Vmax kind of guy

BARDAHosts: Vincent RacanielloRich Condit, and Ed Niles

On episode #120 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Rich, and Ed discuss the transition from academic scientist to government work, the general program of drug and vaccine development in the biodefense world and at BARDA, and career opportunities for scientists in government.

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Rich – Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Ed – Tenth anniversary of the human genome at Science Magazine
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Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Anonymous 17 February 2011, 7:37 pm

    I really appreciated this podcast. I love to hear stories of good friendships that have developed into strong working relationships and vice versa. Also, loved learning more about FDA and BARDA.

  • profvrr 18 February 2011, 7:22 pm

    Glad you liked it. I think it is valuable to have TWiV episodes that
    explore working relationships and alternative workplaces.