Wednesday Nite @ the Lab

Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology - Ep. 279

Dietram Scheufele, a professor in Life Sciences Communication and co-leader for the Public Opinion Values and Research Team at the Center for Nanotech and Sociology at UW-Madison, discusses why we are still talking about science and the public, the role of media, and why it is difficult to have informed debates about emerging technologies.

Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer - Ep. 264

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.

Growing Tissue in the Laboratory - Ep. 260

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.

Allen Centennial Gardens' Vision: Tribute to the Past,...

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.

Pharmaecomomics and Epigenetics - Ep. 256

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.

How Parents of Autistic Children View and Use Science -...

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.

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.


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