Salinity Gradient Energy


Guests: Dr. Douglas Call, Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University; Dr. Orlando Coronell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC Gillings School of Public Health
Topics: Dr. Call and Dr. Coronell’s collaborative UNC ROI project, “Salinity Gradient Energy: An Inexhaustible Clean Energy Resource for North Carolina,” Dr. Call’s research on technologies to recover energy from unconventional sources, Dr. Coronell’s research on water treatment technologies

 

UNC ROI (Research Opportunities Initiative)

UNC ROI Awardees

The Call Lab

Coronell Research Group

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 3, 2016

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Dr. Douglas Call

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Dr. Orlando Coronell

Public Science

Guest: Dr. Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science, College of Sciences, North Carolina State University
Topics: Public science, citizen science, science literacy, science communication, CitSci 2017 (coming to Raleigh)

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Dr. Holly Menninger

 

“Dr. Holly” – Holly’s website

CitSci 2017, the Citizen Science Association conference to be held in Raleigh February 23-25, 2017

Your Wild Life

SciStarter (citizen science site)

Zooniverse (citizen science site)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 13, 2016

Human Research Subject Protection

Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Kipp Campbell, Director, Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE), UNC Chapel Hill
Topics: History of and current trends in human research subject protections, Institutional Review Boards, research ethics, UNC OHRE

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Dr. Elizabeth Kipp Campbell

 

UNC Office of Human Research Ethics

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human
Subjects of Research (1979)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 6, 2016 (10th anniversary episode!)

Computational Toxicology

Guest: Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer, Director, Computational Toxicology Group, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc. (contractor to National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for Evaluation of Alternative Methods (NICEATM))
Topics: Computational toxicology, predictive modeling methods in toxicology

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Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer

 

A Computational Model Predicting Disruption of Blood Vessel Development, PLOS Computational Biology, April 4, 2013

NICEATM website

NICEATM Support of the Tox21 Program

ToxCast

Tox21 NTP site

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 25, 2015

Science PIO

Guest: Matt Shipman, Research Communications Lead, University Communications, North Carolina State University
Topics: Matt’s new book, Handbook for Science Public Information Officers, Matt’s career, science writing and communications

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Matt Shipman

 

Communication Breakdown, Matt’s blog

Matt’s LinkedIn page

NCSU press releases written by Matt

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 11, 2015

Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies

Guest: Dr. Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Topics: Dr. Smithies’ distinguished career in science, his childhood, educational background, and outside interests; working with his wife, Dr. Nobuyu Maeda; gene targeting, gel electrophoresis, current work on pre-eclampsia

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Dr. Oliver Smithies

 

Dr. Smithies’ DPLM faculty profile

Dr. Maeda’s DPLM faculty profile

2007 UNC news release, “Oliver Smithies wins Nobel Prize”

Dr. Smithies’ Nobel lecture, December 7, 2007

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 28, 2015

TriCEM


Guests: Dr. Charles Nunn, Director, TriCEM; Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health, Duke University; Dr. Craig McClain, Deputy Director, TriCEM; Founder and Chief Editor, Deep Sea News
Topics: Rolling out TriCEM to the Triangle science community, succeeding NESCent; Charlie’s research on mammalian sleep; Craig’s oceanographic research, adventures, and his new blog, The Science of the South

 

TriCEM: Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine

NESCent reference site

Nunn laboratory site

Craig’s website

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 14, 2015

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Dr. Charles Nunn

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Dr. Craig McClain

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

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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

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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

Adrenomedullin

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

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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