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MicrobeWorld's Meet the Scientist Podcast: Episodes

<p>In this podcast, I speak to Martin Blaser, Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology at the New York School of Medicine. Blaser studies Helicobacter pylori, bacteria that live in the stomachs of billions of people. Blaser ...
<p>All life hums with electricity, from our heartbeats to the electrons that flow to the oxygen we breathe.But some bacteria are electricians par excellence, generating electric currents in the soil and water.</p>
<p>In this podcast, I talk to microbe-electricity expert <a href="http://www.micab.umn.edu/faculty/Gralnick.html" ...
<p>In this podcast I talk to <a href="http://biology.uoregon.edu/people/green/" target="_blank">Jessica Green</a> of the University of Oregon about aerobiology: the science of life in the air.</p>
<p>We live in an invisible ocean of life, with millions of microbes swarming around us. Microbes can live ...
<p>In this podcast, I talk to Charles Bamforth of the University of California, Davis, about the surprisingly complex chemistry of beer, and the pivotal role microbes play in making it happen.</p><div class="feedflare">
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<p><span> In this podcast I talk to Thomas Scott of the University of California, Davis, about dengue fever, a disease that's on the rise. Spread by mosquitoes, it can make you feel as if your bones are broken and leave you exhausted for months. In more serious cases, people suffer uncontrollable ...
<p>In this podcast I talk to <a href="http://www.cse.msu.edu/%7Eofria/" target="_blank">Charles Ofria</a>, a computer scientist at Michigan State University.</p>
<p>Ofria and his colleagues have created a program called Avida in which digital organisms can multiply and evolve. They are studying many ...
<p>In this podcast I spoke to <a href="http://depts.washington.edu/bakerpg/" target="_blank">David Baker</a>, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Washington. Baker and his colleagues study how proteins fold, taking on the complex shapes that make our lives possible.</p>
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<p><span> It never occurred to me that the human body and a coral reef have a lot in common--until I spoke to <a href="http://phage.sdsu.edu/" target="_blank">Forest Rohwer</a> for this podcast. Rohwer is a microbiologist at San Diego State University, and he studies how microbes make coral reefs ...
In this podcast, I talk to Susan Golden, the co-director of the Center for Chronobiology at the University of California at San Diego.

We talked about Golden's research into time--in particular, how living things know what time it is. While you may have heard of our own "body clock" that tracks the ...
<p>In this podcast, I talk to <a title="Susan Golden Faculty Page" href="http://biology.ucsd.edu/faculty/sgolden.html" target="_blank">Susan Golden</a>, the co-director of the <a href="http://ccb.ucsd.edu/" target="_blank">Center for Chronobiology</a> at the University of California at San Diego.</p>
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How many genes can a species lose and still stay alive? It turns out, bacteria can lose just about all of them!

In this podcast, I talk to Nancy Moran of Yale University about her fascinating work on the microbes that live inside insects such as aphids and cicadas. After millions of years, they have ...
<p>How many genes can a species lose and still stay alive? It turns out, bacteria can lose just about all of them!</p>
<p>In this podcast, I talk to <a href="http://eebweb.arizona.edu/faculty/moran/people/moran.htm" target="_blank">Nancy Moran</a> of Yale University about her fascinating work on the ...
In this podcast I talk to Carl Bergstrom of the University of Washington about the mathematics of microbes.

Bergstrom is a mathematical biologist who probes the abstract nature of life itself. We talk about how life uses information, and how information can evolve. But in Bergstrom's hands, these abstractions ...
<div>In this podcast I talk to <a href="http://octavia.zoology.washington.edu/" target="_blank">Carl Bergstrom</a> of the University of Washington about the mathematics of microbes.</div>
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<div>Bergstrom is a mathematical biologist who probes the abstract nature of life itself. We talk ...
In this podcast I talk to Bonnie Bassler, a professor at Princeton and the president-elect of the American Society for Microbiology.

Bassler studies the conversations that bacteria have, using chemicals instead of words. Her research is not only helping to reveal how bacteria work together to make ...
<p>In this podcast I talk to <a href="http://www.molbio.princeton.edu/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=27" target="_blank">Bonnie Bassler</a>, a professor at Princeton and the president-elect of the American Society for Microbiology.</p>
<p>Bassler studies the conversations that bacteria have, using ...
In this podcast, I talk to Mitchell Sogin, the Director of the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood's Hole, Massachusetts.

Dr. Sogin is one of the leaders of an ambitious project to survey the microbes of the ocean--which ...
<p>In this podcast, I talk to&nbsp;<a href="http://webmail.asmusa.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://jbpc.mbl.edu/labs-sogin.html" target="_blank">Mitchell Sogin</a>, the&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span">Director of the&nbsp;<a href="http://webmail.asmusa.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://jbpc.mbl.edu/index.html" ...
In this podcast I talk to James Liao, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineer at UCLA. I spoke to Dr. Liao about his research into engineering microbes to make fuel.
Today, we get most of the fuel for our cars out of the ground. It's a process fraught with dangerous consequences, ...
<p>In this podcast I talk to <a title="James Liao" href="http://www.seas.ucla.edu/%7Eliaoj/" target="_blank">James Liao</a>, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA. I spoke to Dr. Liao about his research into engineering microbes to make fuel. <a class="jcebox" ...
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