TWiEVO 5: Looking at straw colored fruit bats through a straw

February 20, 2016

straw colored batHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Kartik Chandran and Sara Sawyer

Sara and Kartik join Nels and Vincent to talk about how the filovirus receptor NPC1 regulates Ebolavirus susceptibility in bats.

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Maryska Kaczmarek (a first author on the ELife paper), Nick Meyerson (rock god and science god), and Sara Sawyer


Esther, Kartik, and Melinda

Esther Ndungo and Melinda Ng (co-first authors on eLife paper) and Kartik Chandran.

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2 comments on “TWiEVO 5: Looking at straw colored fruit bats through a straw

  1. Brilliant episode title!! Cant wait to play it!!–h