14 episodes

With Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.

FAU: Ask a Scientist College of Science

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With Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D.

    Microbiologist And Biotechnologist Answers Questions About COVID 19

    Microbiologist And Biotechnologist Answers Questions About COVID 19

    Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., interviews FAU Professor, Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D., a microbiologist and biotechnologist in this episode of Ask a Scientist. Esiobu answers questions submitted from fans of the show, ranging from how does a virus generate, how do we find drugs to block the coronavirus disease, how AI is used to find treatments for diseases, the impacts of climate change on viruses such as COVID-19, how a pandemic becomes endemic and much more.

    • 27 min
    Mathematical Models And Understanding Infectious Disease

    Mathematical Models And Understanding Infectious Disease

    Mathematical biologist, Necibe Tuncer, Ph.D. Tuncer is interviewed by College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., about how mathematical models are used to understand how infectious disease spreads in a population. Tuncer also discusses what information mathematical epidemiologists look for to better understand emerging diseases, such as the coronavirus.

    • 11 min
    Developing Models For Understanding Human Physiology

    Developing Models For Understanding Human Physiology

    Florida Atlantic University College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., interviews Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, who is involved in research that uses engineering to better understand human physiology. Dean Sarajedini discusses how science uses models to explain observations. Ghoraani uses data from patients, and modeling techniques from artificial intelligence, to better treat patients and develop new therapeutic approaches to fight diseases. The scientists discuss artificial intelligence, how it is a decision-making system, and the immersion of science and technology.

    • 8 min
    Understanding Delirium: Assessment and Prevention

    Understanding Delirium: Assessment and Prevention

    Florida Atlantic University College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., discusses systematic work undertaken to increase the amount of knowledge we have. Ata interviews Associate Professor from the FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Deborah D. Avolio, Ph.D. Deborah talks about how research and adding a core curriculum can help with keeping healthcare providers up-to-date on the knowledge required to counter unmet health care needs such as patients with delirium. This interview was made in partnership with the Research in Action lecture series, as part of the FAU Division of Research.

    • 9 min
    Sleep Behavior And Health Promotion

    Sleep Behavior And Health Promotion

    Florida Atlantic University College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., discusses what Science is and how it works. He interviews Assistant Professor from the School of Social Work in the College of Design and Social Inquiry, Christine Spadola, Ph.D., who discusses how sleep can impact our health and behavior, and how alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine may impact your night of sleep. Christine also researches health promotion interventions that are accessible to underserved populations.

    • 8 min
    Origins Of Knowledge

    Origins Of Knowledge

    Florida Atlantic University College of Science Dean, Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D. dives into what Science is as a tool. He interviews Chair of the Psychology department, Dr. Teresa Wilcox who discusses her research on the origins of knowledge. Dr. Wilcox looks for where our human knowledge comes from through her focus on babies and their social interactions through people and mechanical entities

    • 10 min

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