PNAS Science Sessions Podcast show

PNAS Science Sessions Podcast

Summary: Science Sessions is the podcast program of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Listen to brief conversations with cutting-edge researchers, National Academy of Sciences members, and policy makers as they discuss topics relevant to today's scientific community. Learn the behind-the-scenes story of research published in PNAS, plus a broad range of science news and discoveries that affect the world around us.

Podcasts:

 Interview with Albert Libchaber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:35

Albert Libchaber was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007 for his work in physics. Libchaber has made lasting and fundamental contributions to experimental chaos dynamics and its application to biological physics, from elucidating the forces at work when a fish swims through water to defining the minimal conditions necessary for artificial life.

 Interview with John G. Hildebrand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:00

John G. Hildebrand was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007 for his work in animal, nutritional, and applied microbial sciences. His work on the functional organization, physiology, and development of the central olfactory system of insects has made him a pioneer in analyzing neural mechanisms underlying chemosensory control of mating behavior and insect--plant interactions. This work has application in disruption of insect mating behavior and herbivory, with practical benefit to human health and welfare.

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Kenneth A. Dawson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:56

"Understanding the nanoparticle--protein corona using methods to quantify exchange rates and affinities of proteins for nanoparticles"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Brian Spencer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:50

"Targeted delivery of proteins across the blood--brain barrier"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Andreas Reichenbach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:08

"Müller cells are living optical fibers in the vertebrate retina"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner R. Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:01

"Savanna chimpanzees use tools to harvest the underground storage organs of plants"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Monica Olvera de la Cruz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:55

"Faceting ionic shells into icosahedra via electrostatics"

 Interview with Cozzarelli Prize Winner Sandra Díaz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:56

"Incorporating plant functional diversity effects in ecosystem service assessments"

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