Ray Ortega

Ray Ortega

Media Specialist with expertise in podcast and video production.

Parasitic diseases have an influential affect on global, human and animal health. This session includes three leading experts on food-borne disease transmitted via parasites.

Science communication experts discuss creative ways (like variations of escape-the-room, the Up-Goer Five Challenge, or edible learning aids) to get people to interact with science.

Is the five-second rule true? Can you catch the same cold twice? We explore some of the common microbial myths to discern fact from fiction. 

CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat has extensive experience in global health and science advocacy. Jennifer Gardy interviews Schuchat about emerging disease threats and what advice for early-career scientists Schuchat can offer.

Friday, 02 June 2017 10:50

Watch videos from Microbe 2017

ASM traveled to New Orleans for Microbe 2017 and we brought our cameras to capture some of the great content!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:28

Iconography of Contagion

In 2008, ASM visited the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., for the opening of "An Iconography of Contagion," an art exhibition featuring more than 20 public health posters from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Saturday, 04 March 2017 14:02

West Nile Virus Surveillance

The rapid spread of West Nile virus has put local and state mosquito surveillance programs on the front line of public health and disease preparedness.

Friday, 24 February 2017 18:42

Richard Lenski - Evolution in a Flask

Lenski's work with E. coli has also led him into the digital world. Using computers, Lenski can achieve precise, rapid results by manipulating digital organisms. Software that evolves much like bacteria in the real world.

Sunday, 22 May 2011 14:06

Deepwater Horizon and Beyond

After the largest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are still investigating the role microorganisms play in cleaning up the mess, both on land and at sea.  David Valentine, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, discusses the latest research, what we have learned and what we still do not know.

Vincent and guests Rachel Katzenellenbogen, Roger Hendrix, and Harmit Malik recorded TWiV #135 live at the 2011 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, where they discussed transformation and oncogenesis by human papillomaviruses, the amazing collection of bacteriophages on the planet, and the evolution of genetic conflict between virus and host.

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