You Gotta Be Squidding Me! A Discussion with Ned Ruby

Ned Ruby is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa who pioneered the study of a fascinating bacterial-squid symbiosis. The bacterium Vibrio fischeri colonizes the light organ of the squid Euprymna scolopes and produces light,... Read More

Time for Lyme: A Discussion with Dr. Steve Norris

Time for Lyme: A Discussion with Dr. Steve Norris Dr. Steven Norris is a Professor at the University of Texas Health Houston, where he studies Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Lyme disease... Read More

Allan Hall Distills Down the Art of Fermentation

Allan Hall is the lead distiller at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, a “brewstillery” located in San Antonio that makes handcrafted beer and whiskey.   Beer brewing is applied microbiology utilizing the fungus Saccharomyces cerevisiae to ferment... Read More

Ticks and Sandflies Suck!

(Blood, That Is) and Transmit Diseases, Too!  Dr. Mary Ann McDowell is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Joao Pedra is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of... Read More
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