On the eve of the March for Science, the TWiV team gathers at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC with guests Stefano and Susie to talk about the state of science communication.
Vincent Racaniello, PhD, is Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. He has been studying viruses for over 30 years. In 2008, Racaniello launched the podcast This Week in Virology and since then has published over 400 episodes.
Dickson Despommier, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences and Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a microbiologist/ecologist by training, and for 27 years conducted laboratory-based research on molecular aspects of intracellular parasitism. Despommier helped start TWiV with Racaniello in 2008.
Rich Condit, PhD, is a recently retired virologist who worked in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida. Condit first appeared on TWiV as a guest in March 2009. After several return appearances, Condit became a regular participant in February of 2010.
Alan Dove, PhD, is science journalist. His work regularly appears in numerous publications, including the Webby-winning New York Academy of Sciences site, several of the Nature journals, and trade publications such as Drug Discovery and Development and Bioscience Technology. Dove has been a co-host on TWiV since 2008.
Stefano Bertuzzi, PhD is the CEO of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Before joining the non-profit sector, Dr. Bertuzzi was a senior scientific executive in the U.S. Government where he was Director of the Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Susan Sharp, PhD, is the Regional Director for Microbiology and Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratories at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sharp has been a clinical microbiologist and an active member of The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) for 30 years