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.
Melissa Breunig, a student in the Dept. of Genetics at UW-Madison, reports on her recent experience visiting hospitals and health care centers in Uganda. Breunig discusses the ways HIV and AIDS patients are diagnosed, educated and treated in different parts of the country.
Hilary Gerstein, a research assistant in the Neuroscience Training Program at UW-Madison, explains her research into the function of certain genes in the hippocampus that have been implicated in learning and memory.
Barbara E.K. Klein MD, a professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at UW-Madison, shares her research into the prevalence and incidence of age-related cataract, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, common eye diseases in an aging population.
Jennifer Laffin, Co-director of the Clinical
Genetics Laboratories at the
State Laboratory of Hygiene.
Jennifer Laffin discusses her work with cytogenetics and molecular genetics to detect diseases in children. She talks about the types of testing she does and what the specimens reveal.
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.
Cameron Currie, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Cameron Currie discusses symbiosis and how symbiotic associations shape all levels of biological organization.
Ben Weston, Healthy Classrooms Foundation
Ben Weston explains the process he went through to create the Healthy Classrooms Foundation, an organization he founded to encourage physical
fitness, nutrition,developmental health, and environmental responsibility in the K-12 classroom.
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.