Michael Gould, Professor of Oncology, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison
Breast cancer genetics is the focus of Dr. Gould's laboratory. The goal of the research is to provide a better understanding of the role of modifier genes in breast cancer risk and also provide targets for anti-cancer drug development. Learn about how it's being achieved.
Mark Copelovitch, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison
Professor Mark Copelovitch discusses the causes of the global economic crisis, taking a look at what has happened so far. He speaks of the effects on the financial system and economy. He covers the politics of financial stability, the history of policy responses, and the possibility of future repercussions.
Wan-Ju Li, Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison
Dr. Wan-Ju Li explains what tissue engineering is and its relation to the cure of diseases in orthopedics. He discusses his work of engineering and growing tissue in a laboratory setting.
Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.
Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.
Kirk Hogan, Md, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison
Anesthesia more than any other medical specialty is characterized by polypharmacy, with up to 10 drugs used for the healthiest patient for simple procedure, to over 25 drugs required for the care of very ill patients having complex surgeries. Anesthesia is at the forefront of the translation of pharmacogenetic insights to the bedside.
Ben Marquez, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison
Professor Ben Marquez talks about immigration policy dilemmas from the perspective of our southern neighbors, Mexico and South America. Ben displays facts and statistics about our current situation, outlines policy alternatives, and predicts what is likely to be seen in the future with Obama.
Noah Feinstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison
Noah Feinstein discusses how people learn about science and health as well as the personal importance of gaining this knowledge.
Pao K. Wang, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison
Atmospheric clouds have great impact on the global climate process. Cloud formation is also closely related to the aerosol in the atmosphere. Learn about fundamental cloud and aerosol interactions and how they may impact the global climate process.
Michael West, Chief Executive Officer of BioTime Inc., discusses the commercialization of human stem cell technology, what has happened in the past and his hopes for the future. The history of stem cell research is introduced by Mark Bugher and Tommy Thompson.