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Author Q&A Series

March 29, 2022 • 6:00-7:00

Jo Handelsman, PhD

A World Without Soil: The Past, Present and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet
(Yale University Press)

About Jo Handelsman:

Jo Handelsman is the director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and a Vilas Research Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She previously served as a science advisor to President Barack Obama. Her research focuses on the role of small molecules in the structure and function of microbial communities. She is the founder of Tiny Earth, a consortium of college instructors and students across the world dedicated to discovering new antibiotics from soil bacteria. As an expert in both soil science and science policy, she has just released her book, A World Without Soil.



April 19, 2022 • 6:00-7:00pm

Emily Willingham, PhD

The Tailored Brain: From Ketamine, to Keto, to Companionship, A User’s Guide to Feeling Better and Thinking Smarter
(Basic Books)

About Emily Willingham:

Emily Willingham is a science writer and author of The Tailored Brain: From Ketamine to Keto, to Companionship, a User's Guide to Feeling Better and Thinking Smarter (Basic, 2021) and of Phallacy: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis (Penguin/Avery, 2020). She is a regular contributor to Scientific American. Follow her on Twitter @ejwillingham.


We'd like to send a special thank you to Georgia Center for the Book for being the official sponsor of the Spring 2022 Living Health: Author Q&A Series.