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Garret Suen

Garret Suen
Assistant Professor of Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

5159 MSB, 1550 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Website: http://www.bact.wisc.edu/index.php

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Garret Suen was born in Canada and spent a number of years in school studying biology and computer science at the University of Calgary. His passion for research led him to the USA where he completed a PhD in Biology at Syracuse University. He then moved to UW-Madison where he was a post-doctoral research scholar before becoming an Assistant Professor. His research focuses on understanding how gut microbes help animals digest their food and he works extensively with cows to improve milk and beef production.

Wonder what it’s like to be a professor working at a University? It’s not all just teaching! Much of what a professor in the biological sciences does is run a lab and conduct cutting-edge research. Garret Suen will share his experience as a professor at UW-Madison and talk about how his research has allowed him to study a host of exotic animals and microbes around the world. Garret will discuss what a day in the life of a professor entails, and how careers in research and biotech both at the university and beyond, can open the door to explore the wonders of the natural world. (Running Time 29:45)