CALS faculty and staff are invited to a viewing of the PBS documentary “Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist” on Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 12-1:30 p.m. in room 1111, Genetics/Biotech building, 425 Henry Mall.
Following the film, Millard Susman, professor emeritus of genetics, will lead a discussion to solicit reactions, as well as ideas about other campus groups that might benefit from watching the video, which is in the UW-Madison library collection.
About the film: The documentary delves into the lab of charismatic professor Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, and follows three irrepressible graduate students on their determined pursuit of a PhD and scientific success. As if the pressure of scientific discovery isn’t enough, the students are also competing in a worldwide race to be the first to publish their findings. Their challenge: to decipher the structure and mechanism of AMPK, a tiny protein that controls the burning and storage of fat. Their road to success: years of trial and error, unflinching dedication, rock-climbing, rumors of pickle juice, and the music of The Flaming Lips.
Although this showing will be primarily for faculty and staff, graduate students and postdocs are welcome to come.This entry was posted in Events, Teaching & Advising by Nicole. Bookmark the permalink.