How bacteria can communicate based on cell density, a phenomenon he helped name quorum sensing.

Charlie Rice gives the history of learning to grow hepatitis C virus in culture, from pitfalls to hurdles and successes along the 20-year journey. He also talks about yellow fever virus, its vaccine, and the importance of curiosity-driven research.

Melissa Miller talks about the time it takes to develop a test for a new disease and her definition of ‘point-of-care’ diagnostics.

Developing mycobacterial genetic tools and using them to discover ways to shorten TB treatment.

Ilaria Capua talks about running an internationally renowned animal influenza lab, and her time spent in the Italian Parliament. 

Researcher and ASM Treasurer Marylynn Yates discusses how the urban water cycle and its importance in eliminating waterborne pathogens.

How does biological sex influence influenza infection and vaccination?

Jennifer Martiny describes the incredible microbial biodiversity of natural ecosystems such as soils and waterways.

Peter Hotez talks about neglected tropical diseases: what are they, where are they found, and where did the term “neglected tropical disease” come from, anyway?

Jack Gilbert talks about his studies on microbiomes of all sorts. He describes the origin of the Earth Microbiome Project, which has ambitions to characterize all microbial life on the planet, and talks more specifically about the built microbiome of manmade ecosystems such as hospitals. Gilbert explains how advances in scientific techniques have driven past microbiome-related discoveries and will continue to do so in the future.

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