TWiM 236: Gossamer wings and symbionts on the sea bottom

February 20, 2021

In this episode, hiring and training expectations for future biomedical life sciences faculty, and the roles of bacterial symbionts in deep-sea hydrothermal vent tubeworms.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter, Michele Swanson, and Michael Schmidt

Right click to download TWiM #236 (32 MB .mp3, 44 minutes)

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One comment on “TWiM 236: Gossamer wings and symbionts on the sea bottom

  1. Mark O. Martin Feb 21, 2021

    Dear TWiMites: I was jumping up and down at the discussion of the Riftia symbiosis! I doubt you could hear me, but I was so excited, and wanted to bring in the great video by Colleen Cavanaugh about them: https://www.pbs.org/video/how-giant-tube-worms-survive-at-hydrothermal-vents-cpms1j/

    This just proves *I* have to somehow learn to podcast! Wonderful job.

    I also really enjoyed Michele’s discussion of how to treat applicants equitably. Sadly, it is evolutionarlly conserved primate politics that people (often unconsciously) are most interested in hiring people like themselves. But a framework such as was described might help. I hope so, having seen so many horror stories.

    -Mark Martin

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