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Monday, 10 July 2017 09:12

The sound of non-silencing - TWiV 449

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The TWiV Council explores the finding that facial appearance affects science communication, and evidence that RNA interference confers antiviral immunity in mammalian cells.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloDickson DespommierAlan Dove, and Kathy Spindler

Download TWiV 449 (62 MB .mp3, 102 min)
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Weekly Science Picks

Kathy – ASV 2017 Virolympics Crossword (pdf)
Dickson – The Visible Mouse
Alan – Is profitable publishing bad for science?
Vincent – Locally Sourced Science

Listener Pick

Neva – Michael Summers interview and Virus coloring book

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv.

Last modified on Monday, 10 July 2017 09:24
Vincent Racaniello

Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. As principal investigator of his laboratory, he oversees the research that is carried out by Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. He also teaches virology to graduate students, as well as medical, dental, and nursing students.

Vincent entered the world of social media in 2004 with virology blog, followed by This Week in Virology. Videocasts of lectures from his undergraduate virology course are on iTunes University and virology blog. You can find him on WikipediaTwitter, Facebook, and Instagram. His goal is to be Earth’s virology professor. In recognition of his contribution to microbiology education, he was awarded the Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education by the Society for General Microbiology. His Wildy Lecture provides an overview of how he uses social media for science communication.

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