Jonathan Berman is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Health San Antonio, and also one of the organizers for the March for Science.  The March for Science was an amazing global phenomenon that occurred on April 22, 2017, where people all over the world participated in local marches in support of science.  He discusses the genesis of this movement, the politicization of science, how to combat fake information on the internet, dealing with feedback through social media, and his favorite joke when he was a stand-up comedian. The MicroCase for listeners to solve is about Helen Wheels, a high powered international lawyer, who gets a mysterious disease when the passenger sitting next to her on an international flight is dragged off the plane.

Discussants (in alphabetical order):

Jonathan Berman (UTHSCSA)

Karl Klose, Ph.D. (UTSA)

Jesus Romo (UTSA)

Janakiram Seshu, Ph.D. (UTSA)


Jonathan Berman visited the Department of Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio