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Kiki Sanford
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Dr. Kiki to everyone except Google+. I bring the science.
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Kirsten Sanford, PhD (a.k.a. Dr. Kiki) is dedicated to making science a part of everyone’s lives.

Dr. Kiki holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from U.C. Davis, and is a specialist in learning and memory. She is also the founder and host of the popular This Week in Science radio show, a weekly program broadcast from U.C. Davis and avidly followed by thousands of fans worldwide.

In 2005, Dr. Kiki was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Science & Engineering. Following the fellowship, she worked as a television news producer at WNBC in New York City with noted health and science reporter Dr. Max Gomez.

In late 2007 and early 2008, Dr. Kiki expanded her communications work into online video, starring in both On Networks successful series Food Science and Revision3's variety show PopSiren. She also appeared regularly on Revision3’s Systm, and hosted several episodes of MacBreak during the PixelCorp’s coverage of the 2008 and 2009 MacWorld conference. 

Additionally, Dr. Kiki hosted Potential Energy and Green Tech Today, podcasts about alternative energy concerns and solutions, and was a regular guest on both This Week in Media and This Week in Tech. She contributes to Skepticblog.org and to her own blog, The Bird's Brain.

Dr. Kiki's Science Hour, an acclaimed science interview program on noted technology pundit, Leo Laporte's TWiT.tv, ran from 2010-2012.

Dr. Kiki’s new media efforts initiated her entry into television in 2008. She co-hosted the pilot for a skeptical reality TV show called The Skeptologists. She was also reporter-at-large for the Science Channel and a contributor to their show, Brink, and has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors.

In 2013, Dr. Kiki hosted programs for Google and the Google Science Fair involving noted scientists and political activists.

She has also written for Scientific American and Discover.com.

In her spare time, Dr. Kiki has dabbled in sailing, gymnastics, martial arts, hula hooping, and yoga. She enjoys bird-watching, cooking, reading fiction novels, watching movies, dancing to loud music, and a nice glass of red wine… not necessarily in that order or at the same time.

 

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Science brained, TWIS creator, Tae Kwon Do black belt, Mom.
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  • UC Davis
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Female
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Dr. Kiki, Kirsten Sanford
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scientific interpreter
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Science communication and translation, hosting and presenting, emceeing, script writing, radio and television production, voice over work, axe kicks...
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  • Broader Impacts Productions
    Owner/Producer, present
    Science storyteller using video, social media, and metrics analysis to help people better understand the broader impacts of scientific research.
  • Freelance Science Presenter, 2012 - present
    I want to help you tell the world about your science.
  • TWiT.tv
    Producer/Host, 2009 - 2012
  • Science Channel
    Contributer, 2009 - 2010
  • University of California
  • WNBC
    Producer
  • Revision3
    Host
  • Pixelcorps
    Producer/Host
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San Francisco, CA
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Linden, CA - Davis, CA - NYC
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Join me, Justin, and Blair for another science-filled episode.

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Colorful dinosaurs, oily palms, and vortex lasers! All on TWIS this week... Watch it now: https://youtu.be/CGIp1yAeShs
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A Light in the Dark

As someone who cyclically suffers from depression and anxiety, I find new and promising treatments interesting.

Please, watch this episode and our interview with Dr. Enrique Abreu from the Portland Ketamine Clinic on the use and science of ketamine therapy to treat major depressive disorder.
 
Want to know about the science of ketamine for depression therapy? Check out our interview with Dr. Enrique Abreu: https://youtu.be/rzw--jOuPVM?t=3m32s
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Almost time for the show! Join us now for science news and an interview w/ @elizabethsibert! http://twis.org/live #WorldOceansDay
The kickass science and technology radio show that delivers an irreverent look at the week in science and technology.
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Have you seen it yet?

Watch! Subscribe! Share!

Please.
 
Check out the latest episode of TWIS w/ Sean Carroll, cheating wives, and brain cancer: https://youtu.be/0Z_ZNQ89VAQ
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How did you celebrate Earth Day? Did you watch TWIS?
 
What are you doing for Earth Day? We discussed Blueprint Earth & stinky lemurs. Watch it & Subscribe here: https://youtu.be/D3e957ysx7w
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TWIS podcast for April 13th, 2016

SCIENCE, SCIENCE, SCIENCE!!!

So much goodness in this week's episode of TWIS. Check it out. Listen now. Let us know what you think!
 
This week's science news: moths evolve discerning tastes, disappearing Neandertal Y chromosome, & LSD. Listen now: http://www.twis.org/2016/04/15/1932/
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SPACE and SCIENCE and STUFF!

Give the This Week in Science podcast a listen! This week we had +Philip Plait join us for a wonderful, wide-ranging conversation.
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Every week something new

Help This Week in Science continue to produce our weekly podcast.

Support us on Patreon.
 
Support TWIS on Patreon - help produce great science podcasts every week. Click to support: https://www.patreon.com/posts/this-week-in-576-6129637
Official Post from This Week in Science (TWIS): Find yourself asking questions about the world? You might be in a TWIS-hole! In episode 576 of the This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS) we talk ketamine therapy for depression. Check it out!(0:49) Disclaimer, disclaimer, disclaimer!!!Dr. Kiki and Blair explore the world of science news with an interv
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Subscribe, Support, and Share

The triple S strategy for how you can help +This Week in Science (TWIS) .

Subscribe to us on Youtube and our audio podcast!

Support us on Patreon so that we can keep making awesome shows!

And, share the stuff we make for you with your friends to help us grow our audience!

We are nothing without you!
 
You can help This Week in Science by supporting us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/this-week-in-570-5755035
Official Post from This Week in Science (TWIS): What is unchanging as the sea? Nothing because that sea always changes! Find out more about it on the This Week in Science Podcast (TWIS) Episode 570!(0:23) Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!Dr. Kiki, Justin, and Blair explore the world of science news with a few of the week's popular stories: (4:5
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Pray that Mrs akber living in our building behind bars this person destroyed my married life
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Listen up to this week's episode of +This Week in Science (TWIS) !
 
Simultaneous hermaphrodites, the cuckoo mafia, & satisfied lady gorillas. All on this week's TWIS! Listen here: http://www.twis.org/2016/05/19/1952/
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This Week in Science Podcast Episode 565

Check it out and subscribe!
We are available in the Google Podcast Directory, iTunes, IHeartRadio, Spreaker, Soundcloud... all over the place!

Just look for This Week in Science in your preferred platform!
 
Need some science in your head? Pour the TWIS podcast into your earholes! Check out this week's episode now: http://www.twis.org/2016/05/06/1943/
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