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Author Q&A


SPRING 2022

March 29, 2022

Jo Handelsman, PhD

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


April 19, 2022

Emily Willingham, PhD

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

FALL 2021

September 29, 2021

Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley

Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
 


October 13, 2021

Daisy Hernández

The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease
 

 

October 26, 2021

Dr. Cassandra Quave

The Plant Hunter: A Scientist’s Quest for Nature’s Next Medicines
About Dr. Quave:

Cassandra Quave, PhD, is the herbarium curator and an associate professor of dermatology and human health at Emory University, where she leads anti-infective drug discovery research initiatives and teaches courses on medicinal plants, food, and health. She is also the co-founder and CEO/CSO of PhytoTEK LLC, a drug-discovery company dedicated to developing solutions from botanicals for the treatment of recalcitrant antibiotic-resistant infections. Dr. Quave is the co-creator and host of Foodie Pharmacology, a podcast dedicated to exploring the links between food and medicine. A leader in the field of medical botany, she has authored more than 100 scientific publications and has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and BBC Focus, as well as on PBS, NPR and the National Geographic Channel.
 

 

November 10, 2021

Olivia Campbell

Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changes the World of Medicine

SPRING 2021

March 24, 2021

Perri E. Klass, MD

A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future
 


April 21, 2021

Chelsea Wald

Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet

FALL 2020

September 24, 2020

Debora MacKenzie

COVID-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One



October 22, 2020

Emily Anthes

The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness


November 12, 2020

Emily Willingham, PhD

PHALLACY: Life Lessons from the Animal Penis

 

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