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.
Buddy Huffaker, Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Buddy Huffaker talks with University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland about the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, a net zero energy use building. Huffaker discusses the use of solar panels, solar hot water heaters and wood as the choices for making the Center a zero energy use facility.
Michael Koenigs, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Join Michael Koenigs as he discusses how the brain makes up the mind and how the brain contributes to decision making.
Annette Miller, Community Services
Manager, Madison Gas and Electric.
Annette Miller discusses how to promote green power and sustainability in diverse populations around Wisconsin.
James Crow, Ph.D
James Crow relates his knowledge of quantitative genetics as he shares the history of genetics through the years.
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.
Tom Zinnen, UW Cooperative Extension
Tom Zinnen reports back from a 21 month sojourn at the National Science Foundation and his work as a speechwriter.
Cameron Currie, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Cameron Currie discusses symbiosis and how symbiotic associations shape all levels of biological organization.
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.
Mike Pavolonis, physical scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mike Pavolonis explains how large-scale volcanic eruptions, such as the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, disrupt daily life and international travel. He details how his organization works to ease the blow of these natural events through tracking volcanic ash clouds to prevent travel delays.