Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
James Crow, Ph.D
James Crow relates his knowledge of quantitative genetics as he shares the history of genetics through the years.
Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker introduce their work with SCID,
the severe combined immune-deficiency
disease of newborn children and how to test for it in newborns.
Tom Zinnen, UW Cooperative Extension
Tom Zinnen reports back from a 21 month sojourn at the National Science Foundation and his work as a speechwriter.
Cameron Currie, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Cameron Currie discusses symbiosis and how symbiotic associations shape all levels of biological organization.
Tony Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology, UW-Madison
Tony Goldberg discusses the Kibale EcoHealth Project in Western Uganda. The study looks at monkeys, people, livestock and how they are interconnected.
Ned Ruby, Medical, Microbiology and Immunology, UW Madison
Dr. Ned Ruby presents his research on the symbiosis between a light emitting bacterium and a squid. This relationship helps to explain how bacteria in general interact with their animal host.
Mike Pavolonis, physical scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mike Pavolonis explains how large-scale volcanic eruptions, such as the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, disrupt daily life and international travel. He details how his organization works to ease the blow of these natural events through tracking volcanic ash clouds to prevent travel delays.
Paul Sondel, PhD, Departments of Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Genetics, UW-Madison
Paul Sondel explains the interaction between the body's immune system and cancer, focusing specifically on extensive research that has revealed how one's own immune system can be effectively directed against cancer.
Joanna Skluzacek, specialist and assistant professor, Department of Youth Development, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension.
Joanna Skluzacek explains how science and society connect, discussing water quality concerns and remediation strategies for rural Ghana in Africa.
Irwin Goldman, professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison.
Irwin Goldman provides a historical account of the table beet, explaining how this and other root vegetables fits into the discussion of immigration and social justice. In this account, he also touches on the beet's health benefits.