Hibernators and Their Microbes

Thursday, October 15 - 1:00pm

Hibernating mammals and their microbes experience extreme changes in diet and physiology, which inspires exciting questions. How is hibernation different from sleeping? How do hibernators and their gut microbes work together to the survive the winter? And what does any of this have to do with space travel?

Edna Chiang, PhD candidate in the Department of Bacteriology at UW Madison, will explore this these questions. This Badger Talk is presented as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival.

This is a virtual talk via Zoom. Please register here:  Zoom registration link.