Matters Microbial #17: Evolution in action for everyone with Vaughn Cooper

November 24, 2023

Today Dr. Vaughn Cooper, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, will chat with us about how he and his team teach high school students and undergraduates about evolution occurring in real time—using bacteria.

Host: Mark O. Martin

Guest: Vaughn Cooper

Download MM#17 (36 MB .mp3, 50 min)
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  • The Erg Chech 002 meteorite story, which is fascinating.
  • The “World Without Microbes” article—highly recommended.
  • The “World Without Microbes” video—quirky and fun, despite the subject matter.
  • A solid review of the work of Rich Lenski, as well as his website.
  • Vaugh Cooper’s faculty website.
  • Vaughn Cooper’s laboratory website.
  • Vaughn Cooper’s “Evolving STEM” website.
  • A wonderful video by Dr. Cooper about Evolving STEM.

Intro music is by Reber Clark

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