Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
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.
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.
Mike Havey, Professor USDA
Mike Havey explains how his research shows cucumber mitochondria breaks typical expectations by not maternally inheriting organelles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"