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LSS 32: Springcasting is here!

In the first part of LSS 32 Patricia chats with apple grower Chip Bailey and professor Toby Ault on the coming of Spring. Following is an interview with Jenna Hershberger who developed an App to help survey cassava plants.

KC Bailey orchards:

Springcasting tool:

More on Jenna and “Prospector” (Gore Lab):

LSS 17: Dr. Paula Cohen explains “Grand Challenges” of male contraceptive; Expanding Your Horizons

Visit Paula Cohen’s lab:

More about “Grand challenge” grant:

Lilliana Morris “Expanding Your Horizons”

LSS 16: LSS tours Cornell’s “Lake Source Cooling” plant with Lanny Joyce; Gina goes to “Moth night”

Interview with Lanny Joyce, director of utilities and energy management at Cornell, discussing “Lake Source Cooling” project as an addition to university sustainability portfolio. Lanny goes into details about plant’s daily operations, the energy savings it provides, and its effect on Cayuga lake’s ecology.

Gina meets with Jason Dombroskie hosting “Moth Night” – event dedicated to collecting moths – for Cornell students, entomology enthusiasts and the broad public.

Visit the collection Jason curates.

LSS 05: Fruit Fly Model for the study of Epilepsy with Dr. David Deitcher

An interview with Dr. David Deitcher, an Associate Professor at Cornell Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. His lab is studying the mutation “Julius Seizure” or JUS in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. He discusses what fruit flies can teach us about epilepsy and how this knowledge can lead to possible treatments in humans.

Watch experiments performed at Deitcher Lab.