The Vandal Science Experience podcast features interviews with University of Idaho student researchers. These stories showcase opportunities open to students in the U of I College of Science as they explore and solve real-world problems. Discover the world of student research at Idaho through these engaging, sometimes humorous, and always educational discussions led by host Professor Barrie Robison.
Chinook Conservation: Saving a Threatened Species
College of Natural Resources alumni and Biological Sciences graduate student Nick Hoffman's research could help conservation hatcheries restore dwindling the Chinook population in the Pacific Northwest. Nick is trying to reduce the occurrence of premature maturation or ‘minijacks’ in the male fish. Find out why this is so important and how he is achieving this by listening to this episode of The Vandal Science Experience.
COVID-19 has been dominating the news lately. According to the CDC, the virus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in an animal and spread to humans. What you probably don't know is that University of Idaho professor Scott Nuismer and the students in his lab are working on creating transmissible vaccines for animals which could help stop this type of pandemic from ever happening! Undergraduate math major Courtney Schreiner is one such student. Listen to her experience working with transmissible vaccines here.
Danny King, a senior in environmental science from Cazenovia, WI watched through the submarine window as the ocean’s water became darker and strange, pale sea creatures began to make an appearance.
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