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UnDisciplined: The Ecologist And The Biomedical Engineer

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Joan Meiners
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Joining us this week on UnDisciplined is Joan Meiners, whose study of bee biodiversity in California's Pinnacles National Park was published in Plos One earlier this year.

This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about bee biodiversity, blood platelets, genetic engineering, environmental journalism, the fast-changing world of medicine, and the future of our planet. 

We're joined this week by Tara Deans, who uses molecular biology, genetic engineering, and math modeling to improve therapies and treatments across a wide range of health conditions. She's also the recent recipient of a National Institutes of Health grant that will support her work to develop a method to stop the spread of cancer. 

With us on the line from New Orleans, where she doubles as an ecological researcher and environmental data journalist, is Joan Meiners. She was the lead author on a study of pollinator biodiversity in California's Pinnacles National Park published earlier this year in Plos One