Today my former undergraduate student Lauren Augusta, currently in a PhD program in Microbiology at the University of Indiana, joins the podcast to chat about how she chose her career path in the microbial sciences, and her future path.
Host: Mark O. Martin
Guest: Lauren Augusta
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Links for this episode
- The program for creating the maze on this session’s thumbnail image is here.
- Here is the website for Micropia, the microbiology museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. SO WORTH YOUR TIME. I wish that I worked there!
- Here is a description of Micropia’s “tardigrade chair” which is kind of a tourist destination!
- Lauren Augusta, today’s guest on the podcast, did a wonderful video advertisement for my institution, the University of Puget Sound.
- An introduction for beginning micronauts about Agrobacterium, and why you should care about this natural genetic engineer, as well as a more advanced review. Plus another fine review from Dr. Clay Fuqua and coworkers.
- Lovely overviews of the global signaling molecule of bacteria that Lauren studies, cyclic-di-GMP, can be found here, here, and here.
- The Microbiology Department website at the University of Indiana where Lauren is working on her Ph.D.
- The faculty webpage of Lauren’s Ph.D. supervisor, Dr. Clay Fuqua.
Intro music is by Reber Clark
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