Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

The Role of the UW Eye Institute in the Treatment of...

Arthur Polans, Associate Director, UW Eye Research Institute

Arthur Polans talks about the research being done in his lab and his interest in using nontoxic, nature products as chemotherapeutic agents before discussing how the Eye Research Institute is involved on campus to promote scientific productivity as well as enhance scholarly activities.

Eavesdropping on the Inner Life of Cells - Ep. 232

Scott Topper, Research Assistant, Department of Genetics , UW-Madison

Scott Topper starts by discussing the basic elements of and concepts related to genes and gene expression. He moves into the technology used and different research approaches in the field.

Cucumber Mitochondria Break All The Rules - Ep. 228

Mike Havey, Professor USDA

Mike Havey explains how his research shows cucumber mitochondria breaks typical expectations by not maternally inheriting organelles.

UW Madison's First Nobel Laureate: Joshua Lederberg - Ep....

James Crow, Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison
Millard Susman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison

Professor Millard Susman and Professor James Crow together discuss the life and accomplishments of Joshua Lederberg. They touch on his research done at UW-Madison, his research done elsewhere, and the impacts of his discoveries in microbial genetics.

A Legacy of Ingenuity: Har Gobind Khorana - Ep. 206

Aseem Ansari, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Professor Aseem Ansari tells about Professor Har Gobind Khorana who won the Nobel Prize 40 years ago. He cracked the genetic code and was the first to synthesize a gene. Ansari also discusses the Khorana Scholars Program created to honor the tradition of ingenuity and collaboration between India and the United States.

Badgerlink: Wisconsin's Connection to the World of...

Karen Dunn, Academic Librarian - Steenbock Agricultural Library, UW-Madison; Ulrike Dieterle, Senior Academic Librarian - Ebling Health Sciences Library, UW-Madison; Betsy Vogel - Librarian, Rayovac Remington

Karen, Ulrike and Betsy from the Steenbock Library speak about a project called BadgerLink: The Wisconsin's Connection to the World of Information.

The First Quarter-Century of HIV/AIDS - Ep. 196

Pete Cohen, Department of Medicine, UW-Madison

Pete Cohen explains HIV/AIDS as a disease itself. Then he moves into presenting some of the research that led to the current understanding of the disease. He'll also cover some of the existing problems with our understanding and research.

Doing DNA: A Midsummer Night's Metaphor - Ep. 195

Tom Zinnen, Outreach Program Manager, Biotechnology Center of UW Madison & Family Living Program of UW Extension

Tom Zinnen runs through different hands-on activities and metaphors in order to demonstrate information about and create a better understanding of DNA.

Madison Weather Satellites: The Suomi Connection - Ep. 193

Jean Phillips, Senior Special Librarian and Paul Menzel, UW Senior Scientis, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Phillips and Menzel give some information on the city of Madison, a history of meteorological satellites, and the role that Verner Suomi plays in this combination.

Ecology of Grasslands: Implications for Biofuels - Ep. 192

Randy Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison

Randy Jackson speaks about the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) which is a new group on campus. He focuses on answering the question "can grass farming help us drive in a sustainable manner?"

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