Christine Marsh, Content Manager, NBII-Wildlife Disease Information Node. Milton Friend, USGS Emeritus Scientist, USGS National Wildlife Health Center
Majority of infectious diseases start with wildlife. Learn about biological and other impacts for society associated with wildlife disease and adjustments needed if society is to dampen the global wave of infectious disease.
Lori Adams-Phillips, Teaching Postdoc, Department of Plant Pathology, UW-Madison
Lori Adams-Phillips gives a brief description of the department of plant pathology at UW-Madison. She moves into a quick overview of plant-pathogen interactions before discussing her research interests and talking about Arabidopsis as a model system.
Sebastian Heinz, Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy, UW-Madison
Dr. Sebastian Heinz conducts research on the observable properties of black holes and their impact on the universe. He talks about what is currently understood about black holes, what is being done to observe and study them, and what we can learn from them.
Elliott Sober, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison
Elliott Sober dives into the political controversy of the evolution vs. creationism by explaining a little bit of philosophy as well as history of each perspective.
Mara McDonald, Assistant Administrator, UW-Madison Laboratory of Genetics
Mara McDonald speaks about the laboratory of genetics that she works at and explains the work they do there. Their interest lies in evolutionary biology, specifically in observing and studying birds.
Jeffrey Johnson, a professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UW-Madison, discusses ongoing research into the causes of Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Huntington's and Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Johnson talks about multiple markers that can be traced to the development or progression of the diseases.
Clark Johnson, Professor, Department of Geoscience, UW-Madison
Professor Johnson gives a broad insight of the ins and outs of astrobiology. Everything there is to know about astrobiology from a brief overview, to our own personal participation in it.
Robert Enright, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, UW-Madison
Founder of the International Forgiveness Institute and author, Robert Enright speaks about this scientific study of forgiveness and its effects.
Tom Link, son of UW-Madison biochemist Karl Paul Link and Dave Nelson, UW-Madison Professor of Biochemistry
Explore the history behind the drug, Warfarin- how it went from a rat pesticide to helping prevent blood clots- and the life of the scientist behind it, Karl Paul Link.