Short Video Clip Library
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Name Seminar Title Description Category
Catherine Dulac Catherine Dulac Hard –wired behavior
(01:32 Min.)
Examples of hard-wired or invariant behaviors in different species. Neuroscience
Catherine Dulac Catherine Dulac Synesthesia
(03:17 Min.)
In the human syndrome synesthesia, sensory perception is mixed up, for example sounds may be associated with certain colors. Neuroscience
Catherine Dulac Catherine Dulac The molecular biology of smell
(00:48 Min.)
Using the mouse to study olfactory signaling and pheromone detection. Neuroscience
Catherine Dulac Catherine Dulac Gender identification
(04:46 Min.)
The evolution of gender identification in primates. Neuroscience
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow Phagocytosis
(00:40 Min.)
A movie of a macrophage phagocytosing bacteria. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow More phagocytosis
(00:33 Min.)
More macrophages phagocytosing plague bacteria. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow Bacterial flagella
(00:49 Min.)
A movie of a flagellated bacterium swimming and an animation of the how the flagellar motor works. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow Microbial infection
(00:43 Min.)
When Salmonella enter host cells there is a lot of ruffling of the host cell membrane. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow Bacterial replication
(01:23 Min.)
A great movie of bacteria dividing by binary fission demonstrating how quickly two bacteria become thousands. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow Diseases of human progress
(02:56 Min.)
The history and causes of Legionnaire’s disease. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow The discovery of Heliobacter pylori as the cause of gastritis and stomach ulcers
(03:39 Min.)
A nice story of scientific persistence. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow Movie of H. pylori
(00:28 Min.)
A movie of Heliobacter pylori swimming through mucus and attaching to stomach epithelial cells. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow Tight junctions
(01:41 Min.)
The role of tight junctions in maintaining epithelium and a three dimensional view of a layer of epithelial cells showing the apical surface of the cells and tight junctions. Global Health & Energy
Stan Falkow Stan Falkow H. pylori attached to tight juctions
(00:22 Min.)
A three dimensional view of H. pylori attached to epithelial cells at the tight junctions. Global Health & Energy
Elaine Fuchs Elaine Fuchs Stem cell basics
(05:21 Min.)
Stem cell definitions and the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells as well as a schematic of how embryonic stem cells are produced are given. Cell Biology & Medicine
Elaine Fuchs Elaine Fuchs Nuclear Transfer
(01:51 Min.)
An explanation of nuclear transfer. Cell Biology & Medicine
Elaine Fuchs Elaine Fuchs ES cell differentiation
(03:52 Min.)
ES cells in culture can be induced to differentiate into specific cell types such as cardiac cells, nerve cells, epidermal cells etc. Cell Biology & Medicine
Elaine Fuchs Elaine Fuchs Where do adult skin stem cells come from?
A diagrammatic showing this process. Cell Biology & Medicine
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Animal virus families
(02:16 Min.)
Description of animal virus families and electron micrographs of several viruses. Biological Mechanisms
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Semiliki Forest virus cell entry
(02:38 Min.)
Electron micrographs showing the entry of Semiliki Forest virus, a small enveloped RNA virus, into a cell. Biological Mechanisms
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Virus entry
(02:29 Min.)
The entry pathway of a typical animal virus. Biological Mechanisms
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Entry of human papilloma virus 16
(02:56 Min.)
Cell surface binding, filipodia “surfing” and uptake of HPV 16. Biological Mechanisms
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Viral endocytosis
(04:24 Min.)
Different endocytic pathways are utilized by viruses. A movie of fluorescently labeled transferrin update demonstrates the complexity of endocytosis. Biological Mechanisms
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Influenza virus penetration
(01:39 Min.)
A movie of fluorescently labeled influenza virus binding, endocytosis, and membrane fusion with a late endosome. Biological Mechanisms
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Microtubule mediated virus movement
(00:53 Min.)
Movie of fluorescently labeled Herpes Simplex 1 virus moving from the cell surface to the nucleus along microtubules. Biological Mechanisms
Ari Helenius Ari Helenius Vaccinia virus infection
(03:10 Min.)
Movie of GFP labeled vaccinia virus “surfing” along filipodia. When virus reaches the cell surface plasma membrane blebs form. Biological Mechanisms
Cynthia Kenyon Cynthia Kenyon C. elegans Daf-2 mutants
(05:05 Min.)
Movies of wild type and Daf-2 mutants demonstrating that the Daf-2 mutants live much longer and are healthy. Cell Biology and Medicine
Cynthia Kenyon Cynthia Kenyon IGF-1 in growth and aging
(02:17 Min.)
Different dog breeds provide an example of the role of IGF-1 in growth and aging. Cell Biology and Medicine
Cynthia Kenyon Cynthia Kenyon The C. elegans life cycle
(02:09 Min.)
The C. elegans lifecycle is outlined including the transition to a Dauer state under conditions of hardship. Cell Biology and Medicine
Marc W. Kirschner Marc W. Kirschner The basic body-plan for most animals
(00:44 Min.)
Kirschner defines anterior, posterior, dorsal and ventral. Developmental Biology and Evolution
Marc W. Kirschner Marc W. Kirschner Identification of the Spemann organizer
(02:38 Min.)
The original experiment identifying the key role of the Spemann organizer in development is described. Developmental Biology and Evolution
Susan Lindquist Susan Lindquist S. cereviseae as a model organism
(03:30 Min.)
Nice description of why Saccharomyces cereviseae, budding yeast, is such a useful experimental organism. Cell Biology and Medicine
Susan Lindquist Susan Lindquist Biological basis of prion diseases
(04:20 Min.)
Prion disease such as mad cow disease is unique because it can be infectious, heritable and spontaneous. The role of protein folding in this disease is explained. Cell Biology and Medicine
Susan Lindquist Susan Lindquist Phenotypic change due to protein folding
(03:49 Min.)
Experiments in yeast demonstrating that a change in the phenotype (color) of two genetically identical yeast strains was due to an inherited change in the way a specific protein folded. Cell Biology and Medicine
Richard Losick Richard Losick The major steps in spore formation
(02:08 Min.)
The major steps in spore formation including asymmetric division and forespore engulfment are illustrated. Biological Mechanisms
Richard Losick Richard Losick Animation of the process of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis
(02:47 Min.)
Asymmetric division, chromosome segregation, engulfment of the forespore, coat and cortex formation and germination are shown. Biological Mechanisms
Richard Losick Richard Losick Sporulation transcription factors
(02:19 Min.)
SpoA and the sigma factors are expressed in a cell specific manner. Biological Mechanisms
Richard Losick Richard Losick Sigma F transciption factor activation
(01:06 Min.)
GFP labeled B. subtilis allow the visualization of sigma F activation. Biological Mechanisms
Richard Losick Richard Losick Micrographs showing the anatomy of a B. subtilis biofilm
(02:02 Min.)
Micrographs showing the anatomy of a B. subtilis biofilm. Biological Mechanisms
Richard Losick Richard Losick Biofilms
(02:36 Min.)
Fluorescence imaging illustrating that a biofilm is composed of cells expressing different populations of genes. Biological Mechanisms
Richard Losick Richard Losick Biofilm architecture
(00:59 Min.)
Numerous examples of architecturally diverse B. subtilis biofilms. Biological Mechanisms
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