Dr. Martin Blaser is the Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome, professor of medicine and microbiology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and author of Missing Microbes. His lab has been studying pathogenic bacteria since 1981 and the human microbiome since 2002. In the episode Dr. Blaser discusses how the overuse of antibiotics may be fueling the ills that especially bother modern society.
Dr. Douglas C. Daly is a Botanist at the New York Botanical Garden and
the B.A. Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany. His research focuses on
the trees and flora of the Southwestern Amazon region, with particular
interest in frankincense and myrrh. What’s more, he is a member of The
Southern Blots, a band of euphonious academics who perform a short set of songs after the lecture.
Is there a science to dating? No, but there is science supporting the idea of trusting your gut. Licensed Psychotherapist Charley Wininger discusses how to use your intuition to most efficiently navigate the perilous New York dating scene.
Mapping the human cell atlas and singling out the rule breakers.
Dana Pe'er is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University and regarded as one of the leading researchers in computational systems biology.
Big picture astronomy is going to require telescopes built with some big-ass glass.
Dr. Charles Liu, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History
Beer! Wine! Chocolate! Bread! Coffee?! You have yeast to thank for some of the best things in life and it hasn’t even gotten started. Dr. Boeke will show us how it’s possible to literally write the future into this trusty little eukaryote’s DNA.
Are we going to make immortal designer babies? Yes.
Dr. Kannan’s research interests are in genomics and computational biology.
Dr. Politi will teach us about cancer—what it is, how it tricks our best defences into ignoring it and what scientists are doing to stop it.
Unless you traveled here from the future (or the past?!), Dr. Albert explains why everything you think you know about the direction of time is probably wrong. Don't worry! Your mind's not actually bent, your brain just thinks it is!