Hashtag Science is a podcast born from the need of two scientists to talk about science together... in the stupidest, (and most likely) drunkest way possible that is! Listen as we check out the the latest science news, talk to other people in various areas of science (including medicine, ecology, physics, engineering), and much more as we have fun! Catch us every other Saturday on iTunes and Google Play!
Jason is a doctoral candidate conducting his research in metabolic theory and energetic modeling of host-parasite interactions in order to predict exposure and infection risk. He has done work on Ribeiroia ondatrae (parasite that causes frog deformities), Schistosoma mansoni (human schistosomiasis), Trichobilharzia stagnicolae (avian schistosomiasis and human swimmer's itch), and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (fungal parasite of amphibians). After getting his Ph.D., he hopes to run his own research lab combining predictive models with early warning systems and device development.
Outside of his research and producing this show, Jason enjoys tinkering with electronics and technology. He builds weather stations, IoT smart home devices, and arcade fight sticks. He is also an amateur drone pilot, metalworker, and whatever scratches the itch of the day. You can find him passionately streaming video games, both for fun and to support the Extra Life charity on his Twitch channel, and donate to his fundraising efforts of over $19,000 for children's hospitals during the past 6 years. Find him on Twitter!
Matt is a Master's student studying snake populations in Florida. He has been radio-tracking multiple Eastern indigo snakes (Drymarchon couperi) in order to determine habitat use, home-range sizes near their southernmost areas, and hopes to see interactions with the invasive Burmese python (Python bivittatus). He has also been involved with other snake ecology research projects, such as urban habitat use by Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus adamanteus).