UC Merced presents RadioBio

UC Merced presents RadioBio

Latest Episodes

Dr. Virginia Weis: Panic! At The Coral Reef
February 23, 2023

We live in a microbial world. From our own gut to the corals in the ocean, microbes are key players in the existence of so many organisms. Did you know that corals are not just single organisms, but e

Dr. Diane Campbell: Diversity from Adversity
November 10, 2022

Life finds a way. Even in the face of incredible pressure from other organisms, climate change, and pollution, species still find ways of persisting. Sometimes this pressure is too much, and populatio

Dr. Michele Nishiguchi: Ink-redible Squids
October 06, 2022

Imagine you're a squid, yeah okay its weird but just imagine it, you are a squid swimming at night. It's a dark night except for the light from the moon, and there is a predator roaming around looking

Dr. Kanaka Rajan: Computational Neuroscience
July 21, 2022

We are still discovering the mysteries of the brain and one way to do that is to use tools such as computers. On this episodes of RadioBio, we speak with Dr. Kanaka Rajan, a computational neuroscienti

Dr. Lauren Hale: Life Beneath Your Feet
April 08, 2022

Have you ever thought about the soil beneath your feet? Let's take it one step further... have you ever thought about everything that lives in the soil beneath your feet? Well, prepare yourself, becau

Dr. Ehab Abouheif: Ant Antics!
February 18, 2022

Ants, they are everywhere if you look for them! Ants engage in all the things that we associate with our own society, like farming and policing, and have complex social structures. This week on Radiob

Dr. Mary K Salcedo: Expanding Wings
February 04, 2022

This week on RadioBio, we explore insect wings. Did you know insect wings are more than just beautiful appendages? They are a part of an amazing circulatory network. We discuss the biomechanics of ins

Dr. Amelia Lindsey: The Microbial World (with Wolbachia)
December 13, 2021

What if I were to tell you that you had hundreds, if not thousands of microbes living on you hands, you would probably respond with ewwwwww...gross and immediately want to sanitize or wash our hands.

Dr. Alexa Sadier: Fantastic Bats and Where They Live
November 13, 2021

Bats are vital for maintaining balance in the ecosystems they are a part of: Bats keep insect populations in check, pollinate flowers, and disperse seeds. Bats are also an incredibly diverse group of

Dr. Arun Sethuraman: Population genomics
October 29, 2021

Imagine the world 430,000 years ago. What were our ancestors like? What if there was a population of people that no one ever knew about? Can we unravel the mystery of our history? Now imagine, your ga