Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.
Episode 99: Mahirap Bang Maging Pinoy Researcher Sa Ibang Bansa?
Dr. Justin Parreno is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware, and is the Principal Investigator of the university’s Perreno Laboratory. He also serves as the Faculty Advisor of the university’s Filipino Students Association.
Kam Inguito is a medical student in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Delaware, and was the President of the university’s Filipino Student Association from 2021 to 2022.
We talked about the challenges of being a Pinoy scientist abroad, their memorable experiences as researchers, how Filipino culture factors into their personal and professional lives, the best and worst things about running a research lab, incorporating one’s scientific background into their clinical practice, and more.
How to contact Dr. Justin:
- Website: https://parrenolab.com/
- Twitter: @parrenojustin
- Instagram: @parrenolab
How to contact Kam:
- Twitter: @kam.inguito
- Instagram: @kam.inguito
Listen to Ask Theory Episode 99 here:
(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)
The Ask Theory Podcast is available via these platforms — make sure to subscribe, as we’ll be releasing a new episode every week:
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/ask-theory/id1550251048
Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80OTAyMWNjMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/gv6jxkki
Music: Hopeful Cinematic Ambient by bdProductions; My Mysterious Planet by Free Music
Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco
Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.