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I have worked in both University and Private sector labs and studied biology at UT Austin.
After leaving academic research I helped form Prophase BioStudios and built a laboratory out of a local Hackerspace.
Using the laboratory at Prophase BioStudios I started doing my own independent experiments that led me to create my Biomanufacturing company, Portunus.
My interests are primarily in biotechnology, particularly in the realms of fabrication and human enhancement.
This podcast discusses social emotional learning and the ability of increased empathy to not only raise grades but increase the speed of learning. On the EdSurge Podcast Molecular Biologist, John Medina, talks with the Hostess about how increased empathy between students and teachers improves the learning environment.
Medina describes his working theory as allowing the better angels of the person to come out when the cortisol and survival instincts are quelled. That the increased serotonin and dopamine levels that come from feeling cared for and empathized with create a positive association with school as well as a healthier mental state for the student to learn.
Following his discussion of research he brings an "indictment without a solution" in his description of empathic distress. In this case Medina refers to the high stress of being a teacher placing a load on many teachers that makes being empathetic increasingly difficult.