Jamie Chapman & Jenna Usprech April 26, 2022 48:57

A Histologist and a Biomedical Engineer Walk into a Bar...

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This week on Body Banter, Claudia and Segun meet with two amazing guests, Dr. Jamie Chapman and Dr. Jenna Usprech, to talk about the original builders of the human body—cells and tissues. We get poetic about what can be seen under the microscope and the importance of science communication.
Jamie Chapman

Dr Jamie Chapman is a Senior Lecturer in Human Anatomy in the Tasmanian School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He has a PhD from the University of Adelaide where he studied marsupial reproductive biology, during which he gained experience in many microscopy techniques, primarily electron and light microscopy. He ran an electron microscopy unit for the Royal Hobart Hospital’s pathology department before becoming the coordinator of histology teaching into Medicine and unit coordinator for a large first year Human Anatomy and Physiology unit. Dr Chapman has over 20 years’ experience teaching histology, and he’s also known on social media as Chapman Histology with his 3-minute histology videos on YouTube, and regular posts on Twitter and Instagram.

Jenna Usprech

Dr Jenna Usprech, PhD, PEng, is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the School of Biomedical Engineering. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto, her Master’s from Queen’s University (both in different areas of tissue engineering research), and her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering from the University of Guelph. Dr. Usprech joined UBC in 2019 and has been teaching courses in a range of topics related to biomedical engineering education, including: engineering design, anatomy and physiology, cellular bioengineering, professionalism and ethics, and science communication.



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