Purdue University http://wamc.org en Dr. Arun Bhunia, Purdue University - Better Salmonella Detection http://wamc.org/post/dr-arun-bhunia-purdue-university-better-salmonella-detection <p>Salmonella outbreaks can be devastating.</p><p>To reduce this danger, Arun Bhunia, professor of food microbiology at Purdue University, is working on new techniques and technology that will more quickly identify the infectious strain.</p><p>Dr. Arun Bhunia is a professor of food microbiology at Purdue University. His research focuses on pathogen detection and mechanism of pathogenesis. He earned a Ph.D. in food microbiology from University of Wyoming in 1989</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 90227 at http://wamc.org Dr. Arun Bhunia, Purdue University - Better Salmonella Detection Dr. Michael Vuolo, Purdue University – Smoking and Familial Influence http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-vuolo-purdue-university-smoking-and-familial-influence <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michael Vuolo of Purdue University examines how smokers can influence a family member’s decision to pick up the habit.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Michael Vuolo is an assistant professor of sociology at Purdue University. His research within crime, law, and deviance examines whether laws can affect individuals' substance use, the effect of low-level criminal offenses on employability, and the relationship between music listenership and substance use. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 73971 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michael Vuolo, Purdue University – Smoking and Familial Influence Dr. Haslyn Hunte, Purdue University – Discrimination and Substance Abuse http://wamc.org/post/dr-haslyn-hunte-purdue-university-discrimination-and-substance-abuse <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Haslyn Hunte of Purdue University reveals the connection between the perception of unfair treatment and substance abuse.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 57327 at http://wamc.org Dr. Haslyn Hunte, Purdue University – Discrimination and Substance Abuse Dr. Ian Kaplan, Purdue University – Predation Risk and Digestion http://wamc.org/post/dr-ian-kaplan-purdue-university-predation-risk-and-digestion <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ian Kaplan of Purdue University explores the complex ecological and biological relationship between predators and their prey.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Ian Kaplan is an assistant professor of entomology at Purdue University where his lab seeks to apply theoretical principles from population and community ecology toward the sustainable management of crop pests. He holds a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Maryland.</p><p><a href="http://www.entm.purdue.edu/ecolab/people.php">About Dr. Kaplan</a></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:15:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 53851 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ian Kaplan, Purdue University – Predation Risk and Digestion Dr. Ephraim Fischbach, Purdue University – Predicting Solar Flares http://wamc.org/post/dr-ephraim-fischbach-purdue-university-predicting-solar-flares <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ephraim Fischbach of Purdue University reveals how solar flares may soon be predicted through measuring variability in nuclear decay rates.</p><p></p><p>Ephraim Fischbach is a professor of physics at Purdue University where his current research project is investigating variability in nuclear decay rates, once believed to be a constant, and how the process is influenced by cycles of solar activity. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.</p><p><a href="http://www.physics.purdue.edu/people/faculty/ephraim.shtml">About Dr. Fischbach</a></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 50611 at http://wamc.org Dr. Ephraim Fischbach, Purdue University – Predicting Solar Flares