Sean Palecek, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Biomedical Engineering, UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center
Sean Palecek talks about tissue engineering, specifically skin for regenerative medicine, how his lab is trying to regenerate skin from embryonic stem cells, and how stem cells can be used in therapeutic applications.
Tom Hooyer, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UW-Madison
Tom Hooyer, a glacial geologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, talks about the history of the great glacial lakes within the borders of Wisconsin and discusses the effects climate change had on them.
Clive Svendsen, Professor, Anatomy and Neurology, UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center
Clive Svendsen discusses the neurological disease called Parkinson's Disease, stem cells and how they may be used in transplantation therapies. He also talks about some of the therapies that are being thought about using stem cells.
David Willey, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh
Watch David Willey, a professor at the University of Pitsburgh, as he explores the laws of physics, including Newton's Three Laws, through many fun demonstrations and experiments.
Michael Lynch, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University
Michael Lynch explores the history of nanotechnology before discussing his own work with visualization, electron microscopy, and his research project.
Brandon Nathan, M, Pediatric Endocrinologist, University of Minnesota
Brandon Nathan speaks about the clinical work being done that the University of Minnesota, studies nationwide, and international research regarding the prevention and early treatment strategies for type 1 Diabetes.
Doug Weibel, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison
Learn about bacteria cell shape, why it's important, and the technique for controlling it as Doug Weibel lectures about his passions: biology, chemistry, and physics. He gives a brief background before getting into the research he has done and the techniques used to control the movements and shapes of bacteria.
Faramarz Vakili, Associate Director of UW-Madison Physcial Plant
Faramarz Vakili sheds light on the energy consumption of UW-Madison's facilities and explains the plans for reducing expenses. As standards and expectations in crease, so does the cost of electricity and water. Listen to the statistics about energy spending and what the future holds for lowering the overall costs.
James J. McCarthy, MD, Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. James J. McCarthy talks about the evaluation and treatment of scoliosis. He discusses the anatomy, etiology, what goes on during a physical exam, radiographic exam, the demographics, non-surgical treatments, surgical treatments, the new ideas and new ways scoliosis is being treated.
Timothy Donohue, Principal Investigator, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, UW-Madison.
The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) conducts fundamental, genomics-based research to remove bottlenecks in the biofuel pipeline. The GLBRC develops sustainable bioenergy practices, and educates society, scientists and biomass producers about bioenergy issues.