Dr. Alex Platt

Alex Platt PhD is a researcher at the University of Southern California. He recently spent two years in Vienna working at the Gregor Mendel Institute for Plant Molecular Biology. He totally knows how to clone flowers, which makes him possibly the coolest guest in Earwolf history (Sorry other guests! Nothing personal!).

Guest Appearances

May 8, 2012

Bootcut, flare, acid wash, we’re talking about them all today! GENES! Dr. Alex Platt is back once more and explaining how we as individuals came to be, why we came out the way we did, and what was up with Mendel’s pea plants. Invite your dominant AND recessive genes to listen!

January 17, 2012

We have a brand new episode of Professor Blastoff for you this week. You’re welcome. It really was very selfless of us. Kyle could have been visiting his mother, Tig could have been raising money for hurricane relief, David could have been drinking cool beers, and Dr. Alex Platt could have been trying on pieces of burnt orange outerwear. But instead they got together and made this podcast about altruism. So once again, you’re welcome.

June 7, 2011

What makes you who you are? The simple answer: DNA. This week we invite Dr. Alex Platt to the hatch to discuss deoxyribonucleic acid and what it means for our species. Alex uses his scientific expertise to explain the birds and the bees (and the sluts) and judge David’s impression of Pee Wee Herman. Learn why cloning doesn’t work quite like we’d want it to, and why the fastest sperm might not be the best sperm, this week on Professor Blastoff.