MicrobeWorld's Meet the Scientist Podcast

  1. Trillion Dollar Microbes Make the Bioeconomy Go Round With Tim Donohue2024/05/28
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  2. Rabies: The Diabolical Virus With Many Symptoms and Hosts With Rodney Rohde 2024/05/07
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  3. Increasing Laboratory Capacity for TB Diagnosis With Aureliana Chambal2024/03/09
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  4. Good Science, Bad Science and How to Make it Better with Ferric Fang and Arturo Casadevall2024/01/26
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  5. Using AI to Understand How the Gut-Brain Axis Points to Autism With James Morton2023/12/11

    Dr. James Morton discusses how the gut microbiome modulates brain development and function with specific emphasis on how the gut-brain axis points to functional architecture of autism.

    Watch James' talk from ASM Microbe 2023: Using AI to Glean Insights From Microbiome Data https://youtu.be/hUQls359Spo
  6. Atypical Metabolism of Leishmania and Other Parasitic and Free-Living Protists With Michael Ginger2023/10/31

    Dr. Michael ginger, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences in the Department of Biological and geographical Science at the University of Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, England discusses the atypical metabolism and evolutionary cell biology of parasitic and free-living protists, including Leishmania, Naegleria and even euglinids.
  7. IBS Biomarkers and Diagnostic Diapers With Maria Eugenia Inda-Webb2023/09/22
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  8. Think Fungus Early: Preventing Angioinvasion Via Early Detection With Gary Procop2023/09/01
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  9. Moldy Skin, Invasive Aspergillosis and the Rise of Candida auris With Shawn Lockhart2023/07/28
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  10. Microbial Flavor Profiles for Bread and Wine Production With Kate Howell 2023/07/14
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  11. AncientBiotics With Steve Diggle and Freya Harrison 2023/06/02
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  12. Sending Yeast to the Moon With Jessica Lee2023/05/05
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  13. Invisible Extinction: The Loss of Our Microbes with Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello and Martin Blaser2023/04/13
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  14. The Self-Experimentation of Barry Marshall2023/02/07
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  15. The Career of Tony Fauci2022/12/22
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  16. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi's Discovery of HIV2022/11/19
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  17. Permafrost with Devin Drown2022/10/28
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  18. To Catch a Virus with Marie Landry and John Booss 2022/10/17
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  19. Outbreak Detection with Wun-Ju Shieh2022/10/01
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  20. Lyme Disease Prevention and Treatment with Linden Hu2022/09/02
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  21. Tardigrades and Microbial Midwives with Mark O. Martin2022/08/08
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  22. Shark Epidermis Microbiome with Elizabeth Dinsdale2022/05/20
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  23. Microbial Culture Collections and the Soil Microbiome with Mallory Choudoir2022/04/18
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  24. Neglected Tropical Diseases and Pandemic Prevention With Peter Hotez 2021/11/01
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  25. 133: Vibrio cholerae with Rita Colwell2021/06/10

    Rita Colwell has made major advances in basic and applied microbiology, largely focused on Vibrio cholerae . She describes several lines of evidence for the environmental niche of the bacterium, as well as her work to predict and prepare for cholera outbreaks. Colwell closes with her thoughts on why it’s a great time to be a microbiologist.
  26. 132: Life Science and Earth Science and Biogeomicrobiology with Denise Akob2020/11/12
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  27. 131: Powassan virus and tick biology with Marshall Bloom2020/07/31
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  28. 130: Bioremediation of oil spills with Joel Kostka2020/05/19
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  29. 129: Arbovirus evolution with Greg Ebel2020/04/23
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  30. 128: Managing Plant Pathogens Using Streptomyces with Linda Kinkel2020/03/26
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  31. 127: E. coli and Burkholderia vaccines with Alfredo Torres2020/03/02
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  32. 126: Placental biology, infection and immunity with Carolyn Coyne2020/02/14
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  33. 125: Coronavirus Antiviral Drug Discovery with Timothy Sheahan2020/01/31
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  34. 124: Gastroenteritis Viruses with Mary Estes2020/01/10
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  35. 123: SAR11 and Other Marine Microbes with Steve Giovannoni2019/12/21
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  36. 122: Prions and Chronic Wasting Disease with Jason Bartz2019/12/06
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  37. 121: Microbial Interkingdom Interactions with Deb Hogan2019/11/21
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  38. Bonus: Diagnosing C. diff Infections for Optimal Patient Outcomes with Colleen Kraft2019/11/18

    Why is C. diff such a serious disease and what are clinical microbiologists doing to improve patient outcomes with better diagnostic tools?
  39. 120: Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in Hospital Sinks with Amy Mathers2019/11/08
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  40. 119: Microbiome Diversity and Structural Variation with Ami Bhatt2019/10/24
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  41. 118: Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Infections with Jorge Benach2019/10/11
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  42. 117: Influenza Virus Evolution with Jesse Bloom2019/09/26
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  43. 116: Citrus Greening and the Microbiome in Diabetes with Graciela Lorca2019/09/13
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  44. 115: 20 Years of the Lab Response Network with Julie Villanueva2019/08/30
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  45. 114: Global Public Health with George F. Gao2019/08/15
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  46. 113: Bacteriophage Interactions in the Gut with Jeremy Barr2019/08/03
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  47. 112: A Career in Salmonella with Stanley Maloy2019/07/19
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  48. 111: The Cheese Microbiome with Rachel Dutton2019/07/03
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  49. 110: Metagenomic Sequencing for Infectious Diseases Diagnostics with Charles Chiu2019/06/13
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  50. 109: Antimicrobial-Eating Microorganisms and the Resistome with Gautam Dantas2019/05/31
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  51. 108: Microbes, Heme, and Impossible Burgers with Pat Brown 2019/05/16
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  52. 107: CRISPR, anti-CRISPR, and anti-anti-CRISPR systems with Joe Bondy-Denomy2019/05/02
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  53. 106: Creepy dreadful wonderful parasites (and a few bacteria) with Bobbi Pritt2019/04/18
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  54. 105: HPV vaccination with Doug Lowy2019/04/05
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  55. 104: Burkholderia pseudomallei and the Neglected Tropical Disease Melioidosis with Direk Limmathurotsakul2019/03/21
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  56. 103: Predicting Spillover Events with Barbara Han2019/03/08

    When will the next disease outbreak occur? Why are some pests better at spreading disease than others? Disease Ecologist Barbara Han talks about her research that addresses these questions with computer modeling, as well as how modeling predictions can inform field and bench research.

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    Visit asm.org/mtm for all links and notes.
  57. 102: HIV vaccines with Dan Barouch2019/02/21
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  58. 101: Structural Biology Insights into Ebola Virus with Erica Ollmann Saphire2019/02/07
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  59. 100: It’s our 100th Episode! A retrospective into Meet the Microbiologist with Merry Buckley and Carl Zimmer2019/01/25
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  60. 099: Microbial engineering for biofuels and beyond with Wayne Curtis2019/01/11
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  61. 098: Insect and human microbial symbionts with Seth Bordenstein2018/12/30
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  62. 097: The Cool World of Glacial Microbiology with Christine Foreman2018/12/13
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  63. 096: HIV interaction with the immune system with Mark Connors2018/11/30
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  64. 095: The Evolution of Virulence with Andrew Read2018/11/15
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  65. 094: Containing a Nipah virus outbreak with G Arunkumar2018/11/01
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  66. 093: Biofilms and metagenomic diagnostics in clinical infections with Robin Patel2018/10/18
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  67. 092: A new type of malaria vaccine utilizing the mosquito immune system with Carolina Barillas-Mury2018/10/05
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  68. 091: SARS and MERS coronaviruses with Stanley Perlman2018/09/20
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  69. 090: Using yeast to generate new chocolate and beer flavors with Kevin Verstrepen2018/09/06
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  70. 089: Using the zebrafish microbiome to study development and the gut-brain axis with John Rawls2018/08/23
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  71. 088: Using Bacterial Structures as Nanowires with Gemma Reguera2018/08/10
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  72. 087: Legionnaire’s Disease with Michele Swanson2018/07/25
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  73. 086: Toxoplasma gondii and neuro-invasive disease with Anita Koshy2018/07/12
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  74. 085: Using DNA technologies to answer epidemiological questions with Jennifer Gardy2018/06/21
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  75. 084: How viral-bacterial interactions influence viral infection with Julie Pfeiffer2018/06/07
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  76. 083: Microbial communication via quorum sensing with Pete Greenberg2018/05/24
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  77. 082: The struggle to study hepatitis C virus with Charlie Rice2018/05/11

    Charlie Rice gives the history of learning to grow hepatitis C virus in culture, from pitfalls to hurdles and successes along the 20-year journey. He also talks about yellow fever virus, its vaccine, and the importance of curiosity-driven research
  78. 081: Developing infectious disease diagnostics with Melissa Miller2018/04/26
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  79. 080: Implementing One Health with Mathew Muturi2018/04/12
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  80. 079: Comparative Bacterial Genomics with Dave Rasko2018/03/29
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  81. 078: Tuberculosis treatment and mycobacterial genetics with Bill Jacobs2018/03/15
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  82. 077: Influenza, politics, and scientific credibility with Ilaria Capua2018/03/06

    Ilaria Capua talks about running an internationally renowned animal influenza lab, and her time spent in the Italian Parliament. Accused of virus trafficking as part of a national scandal, she has since cleared her name and speaks here about the importance of scientific credibility and reputation.
  83. 076: Evolution of bacterial biofilm populations with Vaughn Cooper 2018/02/15
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  84. 075: Working with the Microbes in our Drinking and Waste Water with Marylynn Yates2018/02/02
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  85. 074: Treating Ebola in America and Fecal Transfers with Colleen Kraft 2018/01/19
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  86. 073: Biological sex and influenza with Sabra Klein2018/01/04
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  87. 072: Microbial diversity of natural ecosystems with Jennifer Martiny2017/12/20
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  88. 071: Neglected Tropical Diseases and Vaccine Advocacy with Peter Hotez2017/12/08
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  89. 070: Influenza vaccine and susceptibility with Stacey Schultz-Cherry2017/11/23
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  90. 069: Biopreparedness and biosecurity with Gigi Kwik Gronvall2017/11/09
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  91. 068: Microbiomes everywhere with Jack Gilbert 2017/10/25
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  92. 067: MRSA in agriculture and zombie epidemiology with Tara C. Smith2017/10/12
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  93. 066: Insect-pathogenic fungi as fertilizers and mosquito control with Raymond St. Leger2017/09/28
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  94. 065: Polio Research Breakthroughs with Vincent Racaniello2017/09/28
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  95. Welcome to Meet the Microbiologist!2017/09/24
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  96. MTS64 - Martin Blaser - Save Our Endangered Germs2010/12/29
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  97. MTS63 - Jeff Gralnick - I Sing the Microbe Electric2010/12/16
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  98. MTS62 - Jessica Green - The Living Air2010/11/23
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  99. MTS61 - Charles Bamforth - Beer: Eight thousand years of biotechnology (39.5 min.)2010/11/04

    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.
  100. MTS60 - Thomas Scott - The Bone-Breaking Virus (29.5 min.)2010/10/20
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  101. MTS59 - Charles Ofria - Digital Life2010/10/06
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  102. MTS58 - David Baker - Crowdsourcing Biology2010/09/23
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  103. MTS57 - Forest Rohwer - Curing the Corals2010/09/01
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  104. MTS56 - Susan Golden - Clocks for Life2010/08/18
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  105. MTS55 - Nancy Moran - The Incredible Shrinking Microbe2010/08/04
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  106. MTS54 - Carl Bergstrom - The Mathematics of Microbes2010/07/14
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  107. MTS53 - Bonnie Bassler - The Bacterial Wiretap2010/07/01
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  108. MTS52 - Mitchell Sogin - Expeditions to the Rare Biosphere2010/06/17
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  109. MTS51- James Liao - Turning Microbes into Fuel Refineries2010/06/02
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  110. MTS50.5 - The Making of the Meet the Scientist Podcast 2010/05/21

    To mark the celebration of Microbeworld's 50th episode of the Meet the Scientist podcast, we created a time lapse video that shows exactly what it takes to produce a single episode of the show.

    We hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look and we thank you for listening week after week. Cheers, to another 50 episodes!

  111. MTS50 - R. Ford Denison - Darwin on the Farm2010/05/19
  112. MTS49 - Irwin Sherman - The Quest for a Malaria Vaccine: The First Hundred Years2010/05/05
  113. MTS48 - Keith Klugman - Pneumonia: The Hidden Giant2010/04/21
  114. MTS47 - Peter Daszak - Stalking the Wild Microbe2010/04/07
  115. MTS46 - Curtis Suttle - It's a Virus World and We Just Live On It2010/03/24
  116. MTS45 - James Collins - Engineering Life: The Past and Future of Synthetic Biology2010/03/04
  117. MTS44 - Michael Worobey - In Search of the Origin of HIV and H1N1's Hidden History2010/02/18
  118. MTS43 - Rob Knight - The Microbes That Inhabit Us2010/02/03
  119. MTS42 - Julian Davies - The Mysteries of Medicine's Silver Bullet2010/01/20
  120. MTS41 - Sallie Chisholm - Harvesting the Sun2010/01/06
  121. MTS40 - John Wooley - Exploring the Protein Universe2009/12/23
  122. MTS39 - Paul Turner - Pandemic in a Petri Dish2009/12/07
  123. MTS38 - Jonathan Eisen - An Embarrassment of Genomes2009/11/05
  124. MTS37 - Hazel Barton - Cave Dwellers2009/10/23
  125. MTS36 - Dennis Bray - Living Computers2009/10/09
  126. MTS35 - Michael Cunliffe - The Ocean's Living Skin2009/09/11
  127. MTS34 - Pratik Shah - Combatting Pathogens with Polyamines2009/08/28
  128. MTS33 - Abigail Salyers - The Art of Teaching Science2009/08/13
  129. MTS32 - Arthur Guruswamy - Mycobacterial and Fungal Pathogens2009/07/29
  130. MTS31 - Frances Arnold - Engineering Microbes2009/07/15
  131. MTS30 - Stanley Plotkin - The Past, Present, and Future of Vaccines2009/07/01
  132. MTS29 - Christine Biron - The Innate Immune System2009/06/18
  133. MTS28 - Joseph DeRisi - New Tech Approaches to Infectious Disease2009/06/02
  134. MTS27 - Melanie Cushion - Pneumocystis carinii2009/05/14
  135. MTS26 - Ian Orme - Tuberculosis2009/05/07
  136. MTS25 - Parisa Ariya - Bioaerosols | The Living Atmosphere2009/04/23
  137. MTS24 - Jeff Bender - MRSA in Animals2009/04/17
  138. MTS23 - Jo Handelsman - The Science of Bug Guts2009/04/10
  139. MTS22 - David Knipe - Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2)2009/03/31
  140. MTS21 - Andrew Knoll - Ancient Life and Evolution2009/03/17
  141. MTS20 - Roberto Kolter - Bacillus Subtilis and Bacteria as Multicellular Organisms2009/03/12
  142. MTS19 - Ellen Jo Baron - The Challenges and Rewards of Working in the Developing World2009/03/05
  143. MTS18 - Elizabeth Edwards - Cleaning Up Solvents in Groundwater2009/02/25
  144. MTS17 - Stuart Levy, MD - Antibiotic Resistance and Biosecurity2009/02/12
  145. MTS16 - Paul Keim, Ph.D. - The Science Behind the 2001 Anthrax Letter Attacks2009/02/02
  146. MTS15 - Kathryn Boor - The Science of Foodborne Pathogens2009/01/21
  147. MTS14 - Moselio Schaechter - Successful Science Blogging and Hunting Mushrooms2009/01/07
  148. MTS13 - Video Supplement - Proteopedia Video Guide2008/12/31
  149. MTS13 - Joel Sussman - Proteopedia.org and Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins2008/12/31
  150. MTS12 - Nancy Keller - Aspergillus and the Fungal Toxin Problem2008/12/23
  151. MTS11 - Daniel Lew - The Yeast Cell Cycle2008/12/08
  152. MTS10 - Anthony Maurelli - Black Holes and Antivirulence Genes2008/11/25
  153. MTS9 - Stanley Falkow - 21st Century Microbe Hunter2008/11/21
  154. MTS8 - Rachel Whitaker - The Evolution of Sulfolobus2008/11/14
  155. MTS7 - Anthony Fauci - Managing Infectious Disease on a Global Scale2008/11/11
  156. MTS6 Bruce Rittmann - Microbes, Waste and Renewable Energy2008/10/09
  157. MTS5 Brett Finlay - E.coli and the Human Gut2008/10/02
  158. MTS4 David Relman - The Human Microbiome2008/09/25
  159. MTS3 Ute Hentschel - Symbiotic Sea Sponges2008/09/19
  160. MTS2 - Seth Darst - RNA polymerase2008/09/09
  161. MTS1 Ralph Tanner - The Future of Biofuels2008/08/18
Meet The Microbiologist
https://www.asm.org/mtm
Who is microbiology? Meet the Microbiologist (MTM) introduces you to the people who discover, innovate and advance the field of microbiology.

Go behind-the-scenes of the microbial sciences with experts in virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and more! Share in their passion for microbes and hear about research successes and even a few setbacks in their field.

MTM covers everything from genomics, antibiotic resistance, synthetic biology, emerging infectious diseases, microbial ecology, public health, social equity, host-microbe biology, drug discovery, artificial intelligence, the microbiome and more!

From graduate students to working clinicians and emeritus professors, host, Ashley Hagen, Scientific and Digital Editor at the American Society for Microbiology, highlights professionals in all stages of their careers, gleaning wisdom, career advice and even a bit of mentorship along the way.