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Cell Adhesion: How Cells Stick and Why It Matters in...

Allison Lynch, Genetics PhD Student, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison

Allison Lynch gives a brief background on cell adhesion, the way cells stick together. Then, she explains her research focus, which is a protein called MAGI-1 and its effects on cell adhesion during morphogenesis.

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.

The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment...

Paul Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University

Forty years after the publication of his influential book "The Population Bomb," Paul Ehrlich appears at the 2008 Wisconsin Book Festival. His most recent work, "The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment," traces the history of evolution and the impact of these changes on the planet.

ECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet Before...

Lisa Kivirist, Author and Innkeeper. John Ivanko, Author and Innkeeper

Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko are the proprietors of the award-winning Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, which is completely powered by renewable energy. The pair's most recent book is "ECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet before Profits."

Aldo Leopold Foundation Presents: Earth Lessons - Ep. 215

David Orr, Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin Colleger
Andrew Revkin, The New York TInnovations in Medical Education (IME)s Environmental Reporter

Authors David Orr and Andrew Revkin both speak about their books.

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.

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