Florence Chenoweth, Managing Director, The Human Rights Initiative, UW-Madison
Florence Chenoweth discusses the political issues surrounding world hunger as well as the human rights to food and to be free from hunger.
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.
Dr. Michael Fiore, Director, University of Wisconsin Center For Tobacco Research and Intervention
Director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Dr. Mike Fiore discusses tobacco use in America and ways to change our society and alleviate dependence on the drug.
Dr. Lee Hood, Institute for Systems Biology
Dr. Lee Hood spends a little time explaining his life and career before discussing systems of biology and medicine.
Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.
William Murphy, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW-Madison
William Murphy talks about the challenges associated with using stem cells for tissue engineering and the ways he addresses these situations in his lab work. He explains the extreme shortage and need for tissue in transplantations.
Mike Grasmick, Research Program Manager, Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison
Research Program Manager, Mike Grasmick discusses translational research. He describes how to speed discoveries from the lab, to the clinic, and to the home.
Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD, Chairman, Division of Transplantation, UW-Madison
Hans Sollinger discusses organ transplantation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He speaks about all the work being done at the University Hospital.
Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey De Grey, PhD
Aubrey De Grey speaks about aging, our biology, and the science behind it all.
Steve Marshall, Research Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene
Steve Marshall, a research epidemiologist at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, talks about influenza, the different strains, how the virus operates and the efficacy of antivirals. He discusses the research being done with pyrosequencing as a method to detect the existence of antivirals.