Wednesday Nite @ the Lab
Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes, an RN in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at UW Hospital & Clinics, identifies the risk factors for stroke and head injury and discusses common issues surrounding admissions in the unit.
Anne Eglash, a professor at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explains the history of infant feeding in the US. Learn why breastfeeding is an important contemporary public health issue and what barriers prevent us from increasing our breastfeeding rates.
Tracey Holloway, the director of the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment; and associate professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, shares her research, which examines air pollution chemistry and transport at regional and global scales, including links between air quality and climate, energy, land use, health, and public policy.
Marty Lichtman, a research assistant in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, uses examples from Sir Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, biology and physics to explain the history of computers. Larger and more complex calculations have created a need for the faster quantum computer.
Tanya Buckingham, President and Executive Director, North American Cartographic Information Society creates maps for people of all ages and for numerous publications. While researching thematic maps, Buckingham was surprised that many topics have not been mapped and that for some topics there was no data at all.
Aparna Lakkaraju, Assistant Professor at the School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison presents her research on the understanding the pathogenesis of retinal degenerations, specifically age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Lakkaraju uses high-resolution and high-speed microscopy of living cells to determine how they respond to aging and stress.
Philip Farrell, Professor, UW Med School.
Dr. Philip Farrell, an expert on cystic fibrosis newborn screening, discusses the history of the disease. Dr. Farrell and his fellow researchers discovered the mutation that causes cystic fibrosis was dispersed throughout Europe during the Bronze Age.
Stefan Westerhoff, an associate professor in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, explains his research in astroparticle physics, a new area of science at the intersection between high-energy particle and astrophysics. Westerhoff is currently a member of the IceCube collaboration. IceCube is a km3 size detector at the South Pole designed to study the origin of high-energy neutrinos.
Ronald Kalil, Director of Neuroscience and Public Policy, WM Keck Laboratory for Biological Imaging, UW Madison, David Weimer, Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, UW Madison, Kimberly Farbota, Student, Neuroscience and Public Policy Program, UW Madison.
Ronald Kalil, David Weimer and Kimberly Farbota discuss the Neuroscience and Public Policy program at UW Madison.
Harold Tobin, Professor in the Department of Geoscience at UW Madison, explains the basic science behind earthquakes, tectonic forces and tsunamis. Tobin focuses on the March 11, 2010 earthquake and tsunami which devastated Japan.