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Meet the Microbiologist

Meet the Microbiologist is a podcast that showcases the people behind the scientific discoveries. Each guest introduces their research in one of the cutting-edge areas of the microbial sciences: genomics, antibiotic resistance, synthetic biology, emerging infectious diseases, microbial ecology, public health, probiotics, and more! You no longer have to suffer in silence: learn about epidemiology as you run errands, explore drug discovery as you drive home, delve into microbial genomics at the gym. Each guest discusses their scientific discoveries and where future technologies may lead. Meet the Microbiologist, hosted by Julie Wolf, was previously titled Meet the Scientist, hosted by Merry Buckley and Carl Zimmer.

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

Vaughn Cooper tells us what bacterial biofilms are, why biofilms differ from test tube environments, and how long-term evolution experiments combined with population genomics are teaching us how bacteria really work.

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

What is it like to treat Ebola patients while the nation watches? Colleen Kraft talks about treating the Americans who were evacuated from west Africa during the Ebola epidemic.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 06:00

Biological sex and influenza with Sabra Klein - MTM 73

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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?

Stacey Schultz-Cherry explains the selection process to choose the influenza virus strains to include in the annual influenza vaccine.

Gigi Kwik Gronvall talks to MTM about the importance of biopreparedness. Gronvall discusses her work in creating policies around potential natural, accidental, and man-made pandemics.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:16

Microbiomes everywhere with Jack Gilbert - MTM 68

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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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