Author: Alexander Titus

Often lost in thought, or lost in the woods. Sometimes both.

Reza Hosseini Ghomi on Titus Talks

Rejected From Med School 2 Times And Now A Founder, A Physician, And A Family Man – With Reza Hosseini Ghomi

Everyone fears rejection. It stings, it can even hurt, and it’s embarrassing. But is it the end of the world? Today I get to have an awesome conversation with a great friend of mine, Reza Hosseini Ghomi. If you took a snapshot of Reza’s career, you would rightfully think he is wildly successful. He’s been…
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Exploring the world of synthetic biology and designer viruses with Andrew Hessel on Titus Talks

Exploring the world of synthetic biology and designer viruses – with Andrew Hessel

The biotechnology industry is booming, and synthetic biology is the hottest topic of the decade. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andrew Hessel and chatting about SynBio and the world of designer viruses. In today’s world, COVID-19 dominates the discussion about viruses, but in reality, there are countless opportunities to use viruses as…
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Biotechnology PhD discussion with Joe Buccina

PhD not required, but sometimes it would be nice – with Joe Buccina

People ask me all the time if a biotechnology PhD is required to be successful in the industry. Given I’m only half the conversation, I called a good friend, Joe Buccina, and we had a great conversation about careers in the biotechnology industry, and when and how a PhD benefits you. We also talked about…
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DIY Biology with Yong-Bee Lim

The beauty of DIY biology and the biotechnology community with Yong-Bee Lim

The DIY biology community is full of amazing people who are driving the entire field of biotechnology forward with pure curiosity. The group that considers themselves involved with community biology come from all walks of life and nearly every industry. DIYBio is it’s often called, is a collection of labs and curious minds that get…
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Founding DIYBio and growing a biotech business with Ellen Jorgensen

Today I get to talk to Dr. Ellen Jorgensen, who co-founded the DIYBiology movement, inspired the world through her TED talks, and is now the co-founder of a biotechnology company using microbes as tracking tags. I had the good fortune to get to chat with Ellen and share my approach to life and we bonded…
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Sara Carioscia on Titus Talks with Alexander Titus

Biotech, grad school, networking, and putting yourself out there

Introducing Titus Talks! I’m excited to officially announce Titus Talks, my new podcast about technology, careers, and life! Though out my conversations, I’m going to be talking to some amazing people about their paths through life because I want to show you there’s no “right way” to go about all of this. My first guest…
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What am I doing with my life?

What the $#!% am I doing with my life?

Admit it, you’ve asked yourself this question before. “What the $#!% am I doing with my life?” Or you’ve asked someone else this question in the past. It’s the eternal struggle in our lives, thinking we have to have it all figured out all the time. The reality, however, is quite the opposite. Aside from…
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PhD not required

Education is the greatest provider of opportunity, and we need to stop using it as a filter. There’s nothing inherently impressive about spending 60–100 hours/week working for over half a decade for almost no pay. In fact, if you think about it out of context, it’s outright crazy to do that — but that’s usually…
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Building bricks with biology

Why the pentagon knows me as the guy who carries bricks into meetings

The art of storytelling is as old as stories themselves, but it’s often lost in science and engineering, and we need more in biotech.

Biotechnology against coronavirus

Using Advanced Technologies to Fight Pandemics

A common expression heard in the military is, “we’re always fighting the last war.” In the face of the global response to the COVID-19 crisis, the “last war” was the influenza pandemic of 1918. By Diane DiEuliis, Peter Emanuel, James Giordano, and Alexander Titus Although history provides invaluable lessons, it’s vital to re-examine the issues,…
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