Hazel BartonHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter, and Hazel Barton

Vincent, Michael, and Elio meet up with Hazel Barton to talk about cave microbiology.

Download TWiM #51 (38 MB .mp3, 79 minutes).

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Carl WoeseHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Stanley Maloy

Vincent, Michael, and Stanley review the scientific career of Carl Woese.

Download TWiM #50 (47 MB .mp3, 64 minutes).

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Staphylococcus aureusHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, and Elio discuss the HIV co-receptor CCR5 as a receptor for S. aureus leukotoxin ED, and the vineyard yeast microbiome.

Download TWiM #49 (53 MB .mp3, 73 minutes).

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antibody orientationHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Jo Handelsman

Vincent, Michael, and Jo discuss how subtle gender bias of science faculty favors male students, and the relationship of invasive infection and antibody orientation at bacterial surfaces.

Download TWiM #48 (52 MB .mp3, 76 minutes).

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Bacterial conjugation AJ CannHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, and Elio discuss the horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance genes on metal surfaces, and using bacteriophage to reverse antibiotic resistance.

Download TWiM #47 (49 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).

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sporulationHosts: Vincent Racaniello,Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Jonathan Dworkin

Vincent, Michael, and Elio meet up with Jonathan Dworkin to discuss how bacteria form spores and how they return to vegetative growth.

Download TWiM #46 (50 MB .mp3, 70 minutes).

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maskHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, and Elio review innate immune sensing of Listeria secreted bacterial nucleic acids, and how Wolbachia enhances egg production in Drosophila.

Download TWiM #45 (52 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).

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listeria lifecycleHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, Elio discuss the role of prophage excision in exit of Listeria from the phagosome, and analysis of bacterial communities in saliva.

Download TWiM #44 (48 MB .mp3, 66 minutes).

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caveolaeHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, Elio review formation of caveolae in a bacterium, and the limited genetic diversity and broad killing activity of P. acnes bacteriophages.

Download TWiM #43 (55 MB .mp3, 79 minutes).

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S aureus blood agarHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Joseph John, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter

Vincent, Michael, Elio, and Joe review highlights of the 15th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections (ISSSI) in Lyon, France.

Download TWiM #42 (52 MB .mp3, 71 minutes).

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