Viral Replication: a COVID-19 Game

Viral Replication is what makes viruses so dangerous! It only takes infection by one viral particle to start a vicious …

Viral Transmission: a COVID-19 Game

Viruses spread disease by jumping from one host to another in a process called viral transmission.  Some viruses spread easier …

COVID-19 and Other Viruses

Coronavirus and Basic Virology As many schools reopen for the year, we could all use a review of basic virology.  …

Ep 55: Fetal Vulnerability to Cannabis and Alcohol with Dr. Scott Parnell and Connor Wander

  Marijuana and other cannabis products are becoming increasingly available across the country, and while compounds like CBD have been …

Ep53- How Bacteria Survive the Immune System with Jenna Beam and Connor Wander

This episode is all about bad bugs.  Specifically, a flesh-eating bacteria strain called Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus).  S. aureus is a …

Ep. 52- Maternal Diabetes and Placental Epigenetics with Laetitia Meyrueix and Connor Wander

  This weeks episode combines several topics you may have heard of, but never thought about in the same context!  …

Ep. 48- Are Herbal Supplements Effective? Using Modern Science to Investigate Ancient Medicines with Tayler Catherine

Tayler is a PhD candidate in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Her research …

Ep. 45: Applications and Limitations of GWAS with Dr. Liz Tunbridge

Listen in to hear Dr. Liz Tunbridge of Oxford University discuss the limitations of GWAS (Genome-wide association studies) and her …

Ep. 36: Behavioral Nutrition and Weight Management with Rachel Paul

For this episode, we talked to Dr. Rachel Paul, also known as The College Nutritionist, about her work in behavioral …

Ep. 32: Search and Destroy in HIV Therapy Part II – with Aaron Devanathan and Connor Wander

In our second interview with Aaron Devanathan, a PhD student in the Kashuba Lab at UNC Pharmacy, we dive deeper …