While visiting Louisiana Tech for the New Frontiers seminar series, Dr. Taj Azarian, Assistant Professor in in the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine, sat down on Beyond 1894 with guest host Dr. Jamie Newman (Louisiana Tech School of Biological Sciences). He discusses his collaborative work with Louisiana Tech on a project that engaged communities in understanding and preventing the spread of COVID-19. He talks about his path, from discovering his calling to the stepping stones that shaped his career. And he tells us why it’s important to be open to opportunities and why hobbies (such as one of his favorite, Brazilian jiu-jitsu) will help anyone clear their head.
Dr. Taj Azarian (UCF Faculty Directory): https://med.ucf.edu/biomed/person/dr-taj-azarian/
New Frontiers with Dr. Azarian: https://community.latech.edu/new-frontiers/meaningful-use-of-pathogen-genomic-data-tracking-bacterial-mobile-elements-using-published-sequences/