1 hr 9 min

#8 | Lisa Poppe | Everyone has Herpes Science! With Friends

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In this “viral” episode, Jocelyn and Bradley sit down with Lisa Poppe, a Ph.D. student working in the—whoa, wait, WHAT? Indeed, as Lisa explains, everyone does have herpes, but not all the same kind. At the Nebraska Center for Virology, Lisa studies KSHV, a herpes virus associated with a type of cancer called Kaposi sarcoma. As they explore the big, small world of viruses, the friends discuss the science behind creating effective vaccines; why some viruses are particularly challenging to develop vaccines for; how storytelling and mutual respect are critical to fostering productive dialogue between scientists and non-scientists about vaccine effectiveness; and why The Prisoner of Azkaban is the best Harry Potter book. Join us, friends, for a freewheeling inquiry into our microscopic masters of the universe, from herpes to Hogwarts.

Learn more about Lisa
Poppe and her research:

Nebraska Center for
Virology: https://www.unl.edu/virologycenter/charles-wood-phd
Twitter: @whatuppoppe

Find Science! With Friends:

●Twitter: https://twitter.com/SciWithFriends
●Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SciWithFriends/

Contact Science! With Friends (especially if you’re a scientist interested in a lively conversation about your science and science stories):
●Gmail: sciwithfriends@gmail.com

Produced by Basement Creators Network
Sound Editing by Vince Ruhl

In this “viral” episode, Jocelyn and Bradley sit down with Lisa Poppe, a Ph.D. student working in the—whoa, wait, WHAT? Indeed, as Lisa explains, everyone does have herpes, but not all the same kind. At the Nebraska Center for Virology, Lisa studies KSHV, a herpes virus associated with a type of cancer called Kaposi sarcoma. As they explore the big, small world of viruses, the friends discuss the science behind creating effective vaccines; why some viruses are particularly challenging to develop vaccines for; how storytelling and mutual respect are critical to fostering productive dialogue between scientists and non-scientists about vaccine effectiveness; and why The Prisoner of Azkaban is the best Harry Potter book. Join us, friends, for a freewheeling inquiry into our microscopic masters of the universe, from herpes to Hogwarts.

Learn more about Lisa
Poppe and her research:

Nebraska Center for
Virology: https://www.unl.edu/virologycenter/charles-wood-phd
Twitter: @whatuppoppe

Find Science! With Friends:

●Twitter: https://twitter.com/SciWithFriends
●Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SciWithFriends/

Contact Science! With Friends (especially if you’re a scientist interested in a lively conversation about your science and science stories):
●Gmail: sciwithfriends@gmail.com

Produced by Basement Creators Network
Sound Editing by Vince Ruhl

1 hr 9 min

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