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microTalk - infectious conversations about microbes


Dec 21, 2017

Ron Nirenberg is the mayor of San Antonio, the seventh largest city in the U.S. San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities, and bioscience is a major driver of the economy.

Mayor Nirenberg talks about the importance of bioscience to the economy, and how the universities, military medicine, and private entities in San Antonio are critical components of the bioscience sector. He discusses with Ann Stevens, the President of BioMedSA several issues, including global warming, protection of the largest concentration of mammals in the world (Bracken bat cave), ways to stimulate the bioscience community, and his hobby of weightlifting.

The MicroCase for listeners to solve is about Homer Cheatum, an ambulance-chasing lawyer known as the Texas Chainsaw who gets a mysterious disease that nearly costs him his life.

Participants:
Karl Klose, Ph.D. (UTSA)
Ron Nirenberg
Ann Stevens
Floyd Wormley, Ph.D. (UTSA)