Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Derek Hei, Technical Director, UW Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility and Jordana Lenon, Public Information Officer/Outreach, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, UW-Madison, Waisman Center
Hear all about embryonic stem cells and the work being done at the National Stem Cell Bank.
David Drake, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison.
David Drake takes a closer look at the positive and negative interactions between humans and wildlife in urban settings.
John Pray, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
Professor Pray speaks of the Wisconsin Innocence Project in which DNA evidence has been used to prove inmates innocence.
Jenny Saffran, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Jenny Saffran speaks about how babies are able to learn language. She explains how babies are incredible learners, soaking up enormous amounts of information in several different ways. Jenny is an investigator at the Infant Learning Lab located in the Waisman Center.
Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television
Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.
Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.
Harold Tobin, Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison
Harold Tobin lectures about his passion for studying earthquake, giving a brief geography background before describing the project he is diligently involved in.
Nora Cate Schaeffer, Professor, Faculty Director, University of Wisconsin Survey Center
Nora Cate Schaeffer talks about her research at the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, the type of work they do at there and what they hope to do over the next few years, looking into the future.
Steve Marshall, Research Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene
Steve Marshall, a research epidemiologist at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, talks about influenza, the different strains, how the virus operates and the efficacy of antivirals. He discusses the research being done with pyrosequencing as a method to detect the existence of antivirals.
Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.