Purdue University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Dr. Arun Bhunia, Purdue University - Better Salmonella Detection

Salmonella outbreaks can be devastating.

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.

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

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Dr. Michael Vuolo, Purdue University – Smoking and Familial Influence

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. 


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.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Dr. Haslyn Hunte, Purdue University – Discrimination and Substance Abuse

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Haslyn Hunte of Purdue University reveals the connection between the perception of unfair treatment and substance abuse.

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Academic Minute
9:15 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Dr. Ian Kaplan, Purdue University – Predation Risk and Digestion

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Ian Kaplan of Purdue University explores the complex ecological and biological relationship between predators and their prey.

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.

About Dr. Kaplan

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Dr. Ephraim Fischbach, Purdue University – Predicting Solar Flares

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.

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.

About Dr. Fischbach

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