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Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep14 – Associate Professor Christie Fowler

Dean LaFerla and Christie Fowler, associate professor of neurobiology and behavior, continue their discussion on the links between e-cigarette vaping and increased COVID-19 risk.

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Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep2 – Part 1: Dean LaFerla is joined by Professor James Hicks from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to discuss the benefits of exercise as medicine.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep3 – Part 2 of Dean LaFerla’s conversation with Professor James Hicks from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to discuss the benefits of exercise as medicine.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep4 – Part 1: Dean Frank LaFerla is joined by Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Kathleen Treseder to discuss how researchers at UCI BioSci use fungi to study climate change.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep5 – Part 2 of Dean Frank LaFerla’s conversation with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Kathleen Treseder. In this episode, Professor Treseder shares what motivates her to educate students and the public about climate change and more.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep6 – Dean LaFerla is joined by Craig Stark, professor of neurobiology & behavior and director of The Facility for Imaging and Brain Research (FIBRE), in a conversation about the new cutting-edge MRI facility located right on the UCI campus.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep7 – Dean LaFerla welcomes Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Chair and Professor Chris Hughes, who introduces the audience to his bioengineered micro-organ system, complete with blood vessels. Professor Hughes explains how his “organ-on-a-chip” technology can model human organ systems and what that means for future drug development.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep8 – Dean LaFerla is joined by Thomas Schilling, chair and professor of development and cell biology, to discuss using zebrafish to model human developmental disorders.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep9 – In this episode, Developmental and Cell Biology Professor Peter Donovan turns the tables on Dean Frank LaFerla and interviews him for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The two discuss important facts about Alzheimer’s and Dean LaFerla’s contributions to Alzheimer’s research.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep10 – Dean LaFerla welcomes Joshua Grill, associate professor of neurobiology and behavior and director of The UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Professor Grill reviews his latest research on clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic research.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep11 – In this episode, Dean LaFerla is joined by Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Associate Professor Katrine Whiteson. Professor Whiteson is also the co-director of the UC Irvine Microbiome Initiative. She and Dean LaFerla discuss her new project to monitor the COVID-19 virus in Southern California sewage.

Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep12 –
Part 2 of Dean LaFerla and Associate Professor Katrine Whiteson’s discussion of the unique way Professor Whiteson is researching and tracking the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep13 –
Dean LaFerla and Christie Fowler, associate professor of neurobiology and behavior, discuss the links between e-cigarette vaping and increased
COVID-19 risk.