Theory and Practice

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Hosted by Anthony Philippakis (Venture Partner at GV) and Alex Wiltschko (Senior Research Scientist with Google AI), Theory and Practice opens the doors to the cutting edge of biology and computer science through conversations with leaders in the field to help build a bridge between the two disciplines.

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Alexis Borisy, Finale Doshi-Velez, Pardis Sabeti

The hosts interview a panel of distinguished guests, including life sciences entrepreneur and investor Alexis Borisy, Finale Doshi-Velez of Harvard University's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Pardis Sabeti of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Mar 04, 2020
Zach Weinberg, Flatiron Health

Zach Weinberg is the co-founder, president, and COO of Flatiron Health. He discusses his entrepreneurial journey and Flatiron Health's approach to accelerating cancer care and improving patient outcomes.

Feb 19, 2020
Cori Bargmann, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Cori Bargmann is the head of science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. She is also the head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior and the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at The Rockefeller University in New York. She joins the podcast to discuss advancing science on a larger scale. 

Feb 05, 2020
Daphne Koller, insitro

Professor Daphne Koller is the CEO and founder of insitro. She joins the podcast to discuss how machine learning and biology can advance drug discovery and patient care. 

Jan 22, 2020
David Sontag, MIT

David Sontag, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, explores how artificial intelligence can transform medicine, and discusses the importance of fairness in machine learning.

Episode notes on research attribution: 

Steven Horng 

Yoni Halpern 

Rahul Krishnan 

Fredrik Johansson

Uri Shalit

Irene Chen

Jan 08, 2020
Eric Lander, Broad Institute

Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, joins the show to discuss human genetics and computational biology.

Dec 11, 2019
Greg Corrado, Google

Greg Corrado, senior research scientist with Google AI, examines the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on medicine and delves into the future of biological neuroscience.

Nov 27, 2019
Sir Peter Donnelly, Genomics Plc

In this episode, Sir Peter Donnelly, CEO of Genomics Plc and Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford, explores the relationship between genetic variation and complex human diseases and talks about his career at the intersection of statistics and genetics. 

Nov 13, 2019
Eric Schmidt

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about the foundations of computer science, reflects on the role of data in healthcare, and discusses his views on the intersection of technology and life sciences as the next frontier. 

Oct 30, 2019
Jessica Mega, Verily

Jessica Mega, Chief Medical Officer at Verily, discusses her career path, the intersection of data science and healthcare, and how medical tools can augment positive health outcomes.

Oct 16, 2019
Barbara Englehardt

In this episode, Princeton University’s Barbara Englehardt reveals what she’s working on in epigenetics and exploratory data analysis, and examines the theoretical foundations for machine learning and how they are applied in practice. Barbara is currently on leave from Princeton University and is a principal scientist at Genomics Plc.

Oct 02, 2019
Introducing Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice explores the cutting edge of biology and computer science through conversations with leaders in the field. This week, your hosts Alex and Anthony introduce themselves and discuss the origins of the show.

Sep 16, 2019