Katrina Forest, Professor, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Professor Forest discusses microbiology, the complexity of infections, the technology of protein crystallography, and results from her lab studies.
William Murphy, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW-Madison
William Murphy talks about the challenges associated with using stem cells for tissue engineering and the ways he addresses these situations in his lab work. He explains the extreme shortage and need for tissue in transplantations.
Harold Tobin, Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison
Harold Tobin lectures about his passion for studying earthquake, giving a brief geography background before describing the project he is diligently involved in.
Mike Grasmick, Research Program Manager, Department of Family Medicine, UW-Madison
Research Program Manager, Mike Grasmick discusses translational research. He describes how to speed discoveries from the lab, to the clinic, and to the home.
Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD, Chairman, Division of Transplantation, UW-Madison
Hans Sollinger discusses organ transplantation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He speaks about all the work being done at the University Hospital.
Scott Woddy, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison and Melissa Mohn, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison
Scott Woody and Melissa Mohn work together on a program that aims to imrove undergrad and K-12 education of genetics. To trace the patterns of inheritance and understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype, they use Brassica rapa, similar to Mendel's pea plant experiments.
Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey De Grey, PhD
Aubrey De Grey speaks about aging, our biology, and the science behind it all.
Steve Marshall, Research Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene
Steve Marshall, a research epidemiologist at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, talks about influenza, the different strains, how the virus operates and the efficacy of antivirals. He discusses the research being done with pyrosequencing as a method to detect the existence of antivirals.
Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.
Jon Odorico, MD, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, UW-Madison
Jon Odorico talks about the research the University of Wisconsin is doing in the field of stem cell therapies for treatment of diabetes and transplantation. He discusses where the university is currently in the field, and the ethical issues with regard to stem cells.