Universe Today Podcast

832: Jumping to Multicellular Life with Dr. William Ratcliff

May 30th, 2022  •  1 hr 10 mins  •  Download (64.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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How did life go from single-celled to multi-celled? Dr. William Ratcliff is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences at the School of Biological Science at Georgia Tech. Dr. Ratcliff and his collaborators are working with single cells of yeast, watching them make the jump to become multi-cellular organisms. It turns out, life has done this many times in the past, and not just the jump that created the modern animals we know of today.