Let's Talk Micro

by Luis Plaza

Clinical Microbiology explained in simple terms, suitable for students and microbiologists alike. Hosted by Luis Plaza, a Medical Laboratory Scientist, he also talks about his experiences as a clinical microbiologist. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E69 - 69: Online unknowns

    S02 E69 - 69: Online unknowns

    One of the ways of assessing and reinforcing a Microbiology student's learning is by giving them unknown organisms. They typically get a broth containing the organism, and they plate it on agar, and perform a gram stain and bioche...

    25:39
  • S02 E68 - 68: Respiratory cultures

    S02 E68 - 68: Respiratory cultures

    In this episode Dr. Andrea Prinzi returns to the podcast to talk about respiratory cultures. What are the types of respiratory cultures? What are the pathogens? What is the significance of yeast in respiratory cultures? Sputum rej...

    41:50
  • S02 E67 - 67: Re-release: Wohlfarhtiimonas chitiniclastica Monomicrobial bacteremia

    S02 E67 - 67: Re-release: Wohlfarhtiimonas chitiniclastica Monomicrobial bacteremia

    This episode was originally released on February 24 of this year. It features an interview with Dr. Paul Luethy from the University of Maryland Medical Center. It is about a case of Wohlfarhtiimonas chitiniclastica that was seen i...

    20:23
  • S02 E66 - 66: Wohlfahrtiimonas and the fly who cried Wohlf

    S02 E66 - 66: Wohlfahrtiimonas and the fly who cried Wohlf

    This episode is about another case of Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica. It was presented in an article titled : "The fly who cried wolf" which was published by the American Society for Microbiology. Drs. David Gaston and Yembur Ah...

    53:47
  • S02 E65 - 65: Yersinia pestis

    S02 E65 - 65: Yersinia pestis

    Following the last episode about Yersinia species, on this episode I go over Y. pestis. Why is there concern about encountering Y. pestis in the laboratory? What do you do if you encounter potential bioterror agents? How does the...

    24:16