Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

Guest: Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Co-Director, Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Novel nanomedicines and engineered cellular therapies for cancer, stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, and other diseases; nanotechnology in drug delivery; new training program to grow cancer nanotechnology work force


Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov


Sasha’s UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty page

Kabanov Lab

UNC Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 30, 2015

Alzheimer’s and Immune Suppression

Guest: Dr. Carol Colton, Professor of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center
Topics: The immune system and Alzheimer’s disease, arginine deprivation, microglia, inflammation and immune suppression in the brain


Dr. Carol Colton


Carol’s Duke Department of Neurology faculty page

“Arginine Deprivation and Immune Suppression in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease” – Journal of Neuroscience

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 12, 2015


Guest: Dr. Kathleen Caron, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Topics: Adrenomedullin – a potent vasodilator, and its role in preeclampsia, normal and abnormal pregnancy, fertility, and placental development, cardiovascular health, cancer, and the lymphatic vascular system; mentoring


Dr. Kathleen Caron


Kathleen’s Department of Cell Biology and Physiology faculty page

Caron Lab Research

Adrenomedullin and Pregnancy: Perspectives from Animal Models to Humans

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 29, 2015

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Guest: Jivan Moaddeb, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Topics: Pharmacogenetic testing, clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics, patient adherence, medication therapy management


Dr. Jivan Moaddeb


The Haga Group (Dr. Susanne Haga, Dr. Jivan Moaddeb) home page

Publications authored by Jivan Moaddeb

Pharmacogenetic testing: current evidence of clinical utility

The potential impact of pharmacogenetic testing on medication adherence

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 1, 2015

Microbiome & Probiotics

Guest: Dr. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology; Director, Microbiome Core Facility, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Topics: The gut microbiome’s role in digestion and immunity, microbiomes of exclusively breastfed babies, probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, the microbiome and colorectal cancer, UNC Microbiome Core Facility


Dr. Andrea Azcarate-Peril


Andrea’s Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology faculty page

Andrea’s Microbiome Core Facility Research page

UNC Medical School Microbiome Core Facility

“Breastfeeding may aid transition to solid food” Yahoo News

“Milk- and solid-feeding practices and daycare attendance are associated with differences in bacterial diversity, predominant communities, and metabolic and immune function of the infant gut microbiome” – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology article, February 2015

“The intestinal microbiota, gastrointestinal environment and colorectal cancer: a putative role for probiotics in prevention of colorectal cancer?” – PubMed 2011 publication abstract

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 10, 2015

Brain Stimulation

Guest: Dr. Flavio Frohlich, Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Cell and Molecular Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Non-invasive brain stimulation to treat psychiatric disorders and enhance creativity, network neuroscience, alpha wave oscillations


Dr. Flavio Frohlich


Frohlich Lab: Cortical Neurophysiology and Computational Neuroscience

Flavio’s UNC Department of Psychiatry faculty page

Flavio’s Department of Cell Biology and Physiology faculty page

Endeavors article on Flavio’s research, April 2015

Frohlich Lab Facebook page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 27, 2015

Duke Ecotoxicology

Guest: Dr. Richard Di Giulio, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University; Director, Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC); Director, Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)
Topics: Use of fishes as models for research on impacts of environmental contaminants, linkages between human and ecological health, the effects of nanomaterials on vertebrate development, ecological impact of mountaintop removal mining, Duke SRC, ITEHP


Dr. Richard Di Giulio


Di Giulio Lab – Duke Ecotoxicology

Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC)

Richard’s Nicholas School faculty page

Duke University’s Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 29, 2015

Cancer Immunotherapy

Guest: Dr. Melissa Price, VP of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Heat Biologics, Inc., Durham
Topics: Cancer immunotherapy, Heat Biologics, a clinical-stage company with two drug candidates in clinical trials, allogeneic versus autologous immunotherapy, Heat’s ImPACT platform (Immune Pan-Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy)

Price Photo (jpeg)

Dr. Melissa Price


Heat Biologics, Inc.

“Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” streaming PBS documentary – Part 3, “Finding the Achilles Heel,” contains much content on cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy: SCIENCE magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year, 2013

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 22, 2015

Ocean Creature Optics

Guest: Dr. Sönke Johnsen, Professor of Biology, Duke University
Topics: Optics of biology, transparent ocean creatures, bioluminescence, camouflage


Dr. Sönke Johnsen

The Johnsen Lab: Sensory Biology at Duke University

“A World of Creatures That Hide in the Open” New York Times, August, 18, 2014 article on Sönke’s work

“Sönke Johnsen Talks Underwater Camouflage and Vision” YouTube interview, 2013

The Optics of Life: A Biologist’s Guide to Light in Nature Sönke’s first book, Princeton University Press

Visual Ecology Sönke and colleagues, Princeton University Press

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 15, 2015