Chris Shupe

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This week on Sound of Athens, David Barbe and his music business students from UGA's Terry College present a recording of Chris Knight, captured live at The Georgia Theatre.

In this segment, host April Sorrow, talks to the 2017 University of Georgia Inventor of the Year, Dr. Biao He, professor of infectious diseases and the Fred C. Davison Distinguished University Chair in Veterinary Medicine. He has filed eight invention disclosures, ranging from a parainfluenza virus (PIV5) vaccine platform system to a novel mumps vaccine to a method of inducing innate immunity, leading to one issued U.S. patent, four pending U.S. patents and over a dozen pending foreign patent applications.

Thousands of broken trees line the banks of the Chattooga River. The dead, gray stabs were once evergreen monsters offering shade to trout and picturesque views to visitors. These Eastern hemlocks are native to north Georgia, but they are dying rapidly, thanks to one tiny insect—the hemlock wooly adelgid. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks to Dr. Kris Braman, head of the department of entomology at the University of Georgia about strategies to combat the catastrophic destruction.

Bees, butterflies, beetles and, flies have a very important thing in common—they all pollinate food we like to eat. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks about Pollinator Conservation with Dr. Kris Braman, head of the department of entomology at the University of Georgia.

New Rabies Therapy

May 15, 2017

In the latest segment of Classic City Science, host April Sorrow discusses fascinating research that resulted in the development of a new treatment and therapy for Rabies, even after the disease has spread to the brain. Doctor Biao He, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Dr. Zhen Fu, Professor of Pathology, both from UGA's prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine, share their findings.

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