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Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep12 – Assistant Professor Katrine Whiteson

Dean LaFerla and Professor Katrine Whiteson, Associate Professor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the UCI Microbiome Initiative, continue their discussion of the unique way Professor Whiteson is researching and fighting COVID-19.

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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 Professor Kathleen Treseder from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department to discuss how researchers at UCI BioSci are using fungi to study climate change.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep5 – Part 2 of Dean Frank LaFerla’s conversation with Professor Kathleen Treseder from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. In this episode, Professor Treseder discusses 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 from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and gives us an inside look at FIBRE, a cutting-edge MRI facility located right on the UCI campus.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep7 – Dean LaFerla is joined by Chris Hughes, Professor and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and introduces us to Angiogenesis – the growth of new blood vessels and what that means for cancer and medicine.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep8 – Dean LaFerla is joined by Thomas Schilling, Chair and Professor of the Development and Cell Biology Department, to discuss using zebra fish to research genetic disorders in humans.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep9 – In this episode, Professor Peter Donovan, Developmental and Cell Biology, turns the tables on Dean Frank LaFerla and interviews Dean LaFerla to gain insight on Alzheimer’s disease.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep10 – Dean LaFerla is joined this episode by Dr. Joshua Grill of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior and Director of UCI MIND. Dean LaFerla and Dr. Grill share their thoughts on the role of clinical trials, particularly in the realm of Alzheimer’s disease research.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep11 – Dean LaFerla is joined this episode by Assistant Professor Katrine Whiteson of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the UCI Microbiome Initiative. Dean LaFerla and Assistant Professor Whiteson discuss her project to monitor the COVID-19 virus in Southern California sewage.