Chancellor Green takes over Faculty 101 to chat with Pannier

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Chancellor Green takes over Faculty 101 to chat with Pannier

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Launched by University Communication in fall 2018, Faculty 101 delivers regular insights — some serious, others silly — into the work and lives of Husker faculty.

Hosted by Mary Jane Bruce, the stories explore what inspires faculty and their research, along with the lessons they’ve learned in the classroom and field.

Listen: Faculty 101 with Angie Pannier and Ronnie Green

In the second-season finale of Faculty 101, Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green borrows the microphone from Bruce to interview friend Angie Pannier, professor of biological systems engineering.

Pannier talks about growing up in Fremont and how she came to decide between two disparate majors at Nebraska: oboe performance and engineering. She also describes the feeling of becoming faculty at the university that she says “changed my life.”

Green and Pannier then delve into her research, discussing how Pannier’s lab is trying to mimic one of viruses’ dirtiest tricks — delivering external genes into cells — for the sake of treating debilitating diseases and developing ingestible vaccines.

Angela Pannier

In the final minutes of the episode and season, Pannier explains the “book of lists” that keeps her life in order, offers some advice to incoming freshmen and touches on the ultimate goals of her work.

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