I sat down with Professor and Designer John Thackara a few weeks ago to talk about microbes, social equity, and how designers can become practitioners of microbial stewardship. You can watch/listen to our conversation and join in here: “Microbes, social equity, and how designers can help.”
Interview with WeTalkScience: animal microbiome
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Sheba A-J, one of the producers of the WeTalkScience podcast, to talk about one of my recent publications in the research journal iScience, at which Sheba is also an editor. Listen to find out how lobsters are like humans, how I got involved on a project working with ants and nematodes, and how you can help make science a more welcoming place.
The full publication is:
Ishaq, S.L., A. Hotopp, S. Silverbrand, J.E. Dumont, A. Michaud, J. MacRae, S. P. Stock, E. Groden. 2021. Bacterial transfer from Pristionchus entomophagus nematodes to the invasive ant Myrmica rubra and the potential for colony mortality in coastal Maine. iScience 24(6):102663. Article.
Upcoming interview on Jefferson Exchange!
I’ll be speaking with the Jefferson Exchange crew on their live radio show about my work on microbiology in the built environment! I’ll be on March 11th, at about 8:30 am PST.
If you are local to the west coast, you can find a station to tune into. Otherwise, you can stream the segment live on jeffexchange.org.
Have a question? Call into the show at 800-838-3760 or email JX@jeffnet.org. Jefferson Exchange is also on Facebook and Twitter @JeffExchange.