Biology for a Better World

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WITH DEAN LAFERLA

About Frankly with Dean LaFerla

Join Dean Frank LaFerla as he explores and covers some of today’s most pressing issues in the world being researched by the biologists at the UCI School of Biological Sciences.

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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 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.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep14 – Part 2 of 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.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep15 – Dean LaFerla is joined by Professor Grant MacGregor, Developmental and Cell Biology, to talk about CRISPR and its impact on the life sciences.
Frankly with Dean LaFerla Ep16 – Part 2 of Dean LaFerla is joined by Professor Grant MacGregor, Developmental and Cell Biology, to talk about CRISPR and its impact on the life sciences.