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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.

A Legacy of Ingenuity: Har Gobind Khorana - Ep. 206

Aseem Ansari, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Professor Aseem Ansari tells about Professor Har Gobind Khorana who won the Nobel Prize 40 years ago. He cracked the genetic code and was the first to synthesize a gene. Ansari also discusses the Khorana Scholars Program created to honor the tradition of ingenuity and collaboration between India and the United States.

The First Quarter-Century of HIV/AIDS - Ep. 196

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.

Doing DNA: A Midsummer Night's Metaphor - Ep. 195

Tom Zinnen, Outreach Program Manager, Biotechnology Center of UW Madison & Family Living Program of UW Extension

Tom Zinnen runs through different hands-on activities and metaphors in order to demonstrate information about and create a better understanding of DNA.

Madison Weather Satellites: The Suomi Connection - Ep. 193

Jean Phillips, Senior Special Librarian and Paul Menzel, UW Senior Scientis, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Phillips and Menzel give some information on the city of Madison, a history of meteorological satellites, and the role that Verner Suomi plays in this combination.

Ecology of Grasslands: Implications for Biofuels - Ep. 192

Randy Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison

Randy Jackson speaks about the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) which is a new group on campus. He focuses on answering the question "can grass farming help us drive in a sustainable manner?"

IRC's, WIMR's, and Armadillos: Medical Research...

Paul DeLuca, Vice Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Paul DeLuca discusses the School of Medicine and Public Health and the new Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research building.

Integrating Physics Instruction With Music - Ep. 190

Stephen Collins, Teacher, Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans)

Steven Collins teaches high school physics in Louisiana. The school he works for, Lusher Charter School has a mission for integrating the arts into the children's education. Steven discusses how music can be used in his physics classroom.

Cutting Tobacco Induced Disease and Death - Ep. 187

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.

The National Stem Cell Bank at UW-Madison - Ep. 168

Derek Hei, Technical Director, UW Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility and Jordana Lenon, Public Information Officer/Outreach, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, UW-Madison, Waisman Center

Hear all about embryonic stem cells and the work being done at the National Stem Cell Bank.

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