Groundbreaking Discoveries from CALS talks available on YouTube

If you missed some of the Groundbreaking Discoveries from CALS talks you’d wanted to see, here’s some good news. The entire series was recorded and the videos are available to watch on YouTube.

The course, offered in the spring 2018 semester, was structured to highlight significant CALS research contributions–from the past and the present–and involved two presentations per week. On Mondays, retired/senior professors shared the sagas of discoveries from years gone by. On the following Thursdays, current faculty/staff in the same field gave updates on their work in extending these original discoveries. This multi-generational format was designed to provide attendees with historical perspective and current context. The talks covered work from most CALS departments, as well as contributions from the School of Medicine and Public Health and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Talks available to watch include:

  • Thursday, 1/25/2018: “Overview of CALS” by David Nelson, Biochemistry
  • Monday, 1/29/2018: “Cabbage Breeding to Fast Plants” by Paul Williams, Plant Pathology
  • Thursday, 2/1/2018: “Discovering Vitamins, Especially Niacin” by David Nelson, Biochemistry
  • Monday, 2/5/2018: “Molecular Genetics of Milk Production” by Bob Bremel, iOGenetics LLC
  • Thursday, 2/8/2018: “Dairy Science and Lactation” by Laura Hernandez, Dairy Science
  • Monday, 2/12/2018: “On Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Laureate” by Millard Susman, Genetics
  • Thursday, 2/15/2018: “Bacterial Genomics at Wisconsin” by Nicole Perna, Genetics
  • Monday, 2/19/2018: “R.A. Brink, Alfalfa, Corn and Transposons” by Millard Susman, Genetics
  • Thursday, 2/22/2018: “From Teosinte to Corn” by John Doebley, Genetics
  • Monday, 2/26/2018: “Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation” by Kevin Walters, WARF
  • Thursday, 3/1/2018: “Discovering Human Embryonic Stem Cells” by Carl Gulbrandsen, WARF
  • Monday, 3/5/2018: “107 Years of Veterinary Medical Sciences” by Bernard Easterday, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Thursday, 3/8/2018: “Johne’s Disease” by Michael Collins, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Monday, 3/12/2018: “The Bioassay to Detect Trace Elements” by Roger Sunde, Nutritional Sciences
  • Thursday, 3/15/2018: “Yeast Research for Metals in Nutrition” by David Eide, Nutritional Sciences
  • Monday, 3/19/2018: “A Non-Protein Pigment with Iron” by Sally Leong, Plant Pathology
  • Thursday, 3/22/2018: “Molecular Pathogenesis of Blastomyces” by Greg Gauthier, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Monday, 4/2/2018: “Extracurricular Activities Today” by David Combs, Dairy Science
  • Thursday, 4/5/2018: “The Impact of Extracurricular Activities” by Robert Kauffman, Animal Sciences
  • Monday, 4/9/2018: “Plant Virology” by Doug Maxwell, Plant Pathology
  • Thursday, 4/12/2018: “Breeding for Virus Resistance in Plants” by Mike Havey, Horticulture
  • Monday, 4/16/2018: “Henry Lardy and the Enzyme Institute” by David Nelson, Biochemistry
  • Thursday, 4/19/2018: “UW Research Cranked Penicillin Output in WWII” by David Nelson, Biochemistry
  • Monday, 4/23/2018: “Aldo Leopold and Climate Change” by Stan Temple, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
  • Thursday, 4/26/2018: “Birds and Climate Change” by Ben Zuckerberg, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
  • Monday, 4/30/2018: “The Development of Botox at UW” by David Nelson, Biochemistry, and Eric Johnson, Bacteriology
  • Thursday, 5/3/2018: “Overview of CALS Sagas” by David Nelson, Biochemistry