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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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Carolina KickStart

Guest: Dr. Don Rose, Director, Carolina KickStart
Topics: Commercialization of academic innovations, entrepreneurship, Carolina KickStart, start-up incubation, “research-to-revenue,” New Enterprise Opportunity (NEO) Program

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Dr. Don Rose

 

Carolina KickStart

NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 18, 2015

Gene Regulation

Guest: Dr. Tim Reddy, Assistant Professor, Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
Topics: Gene regulation, recent human evolution, gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9, genetic/epigenetic mechanisms of action by glucocorticoid anti-inflammatory drugs, genetics of gestational diabetes

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Dr. Tim Reddy

 

The Reddy Lab

Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology

NIH grants aim to decipher the language of gene regulation

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 11, 2015