Ricin-free Castor Beans and Oil


Guest: Dr. Don Walters, President, Nova Synthetix
Topics: Development of ricin-free castor beans, uses of castor oil, start-up ag biotech

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Dr. Don Walters

Nova Synthetix

“Taming the dangerous – yet beautiful and profitable – castor bean plant” Charlotte Observer

Precision Biosciences

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 23, 2014

Research Triangle Park: Past, Present and Future


Guest: Bob Geolas, President and CEO, Research Triangle Park Foundation
Topics: Past, present and future of Research Triangle Park

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Bob Geolas

Research Triangle Park

“The RTP asks: What great things can we do together?” Fidelity Investment Speaker Series speech by Bob at NCSU, January 27, 2014

ID8Nation special issue on the Research Triangle

The RTP Blog: Bob Geolas

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 2, 2014

Impact of Climate Change on Farms and Forests


Guest: Dr. Steven McNulty, research ecologist, US Forest Service; director, USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH)
Topics: Impact of climate change on forests and agriculture in the Southeast, SERCH, Steve’s research in landscape scale modeling

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Dr. Steven McNulty

SERCH

USDA Regional Climate Hubs

USDA Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC)

“What We Know”, AAAS report on climate change, March 2014

“Climate Change: Evidence and Causes”, Royal Society/National Academy of Sciences report on climate change, February 2014

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 19, 2014

Quintiles and CROs


Guest: Dr. Raymond Huml, Executive Director of Strategic Drug Development and Head of Global Biosimilars Strategic Planning, Quintiles, Inc.
Topics: Quintiles, regulatory affairs, pharmaceutical due diligence, evolving business models in pharma and CROs, biosimilars

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Dr. Raymond Huml

Quintiles

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 12, 2014

RENCI and the National Consortium for Data Science


Guest: Dr. Stan Ahalt, director, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Chapel Hill
Topics: RENCI, National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS), iRODS (Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System)

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Dr. Stan Ahalt

RENCI

NCDS

iRODS Consortium

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 8, 2014

Gastrointestinal Endocrinology Research


Guest: Dr. Pauline Kay Lund, Sarah Graham Kenan professor of cell & molecular physiology, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Intestinal stem cells, intestinal epithelium, suppression of cytokine signaling (SOCS), fibrosis in regenerative medicine, microbiome, gut inflammation

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Dr. Pauline Kay Lund

Kay’s Department of Cell Biology & Physiology faculty page

Lund Lab research

UNC Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo December 4, 2013

Sequencing Newborns’ Genomes


Guest: Dr. Cynthia Powell, Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics, Chief of the Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Newborn genomic screening research; ethical, legal and social issues; informed consent; whole exome sequencing; fetal DNA screening

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Dr. Cynthia Powell

“UNC Partners with NIH to Explore Genomic Testing for Newborns”

NC Children’s Hospital Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism Division

Cyndi’s faculty page at Carolina Center for Genome Sciences

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 27, 2013

Arthritis Research


Guest: Dr. Joanne Jordan, Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, UNC-Chapel Hill; Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology and Joseph P. Archie Eminent Professor of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Arthritis research, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project

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Dr. Joanne Jordan

Thurston Arthritis Research Center

Joanne’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center faculty page

Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project: project description

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 20, 2013

Pancreatic Cancer Research


Guest: Dr. Antonio Baines, Assistant Professor of Biology, North Carolina Central University; Cancer Research Program, Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute
Topic: Pancreatic cancer research

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Dr. Antonio Baines

Tony’s NCCU/BBRI faculty page

“Team pinpoints role of key protein in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 2, 2013

AHA/ASA Accelerator Program & Venture Philanthropy


Guest: Dr. Ross Tonkens, Director, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Science and Technology Accelerator Program
Topics: AHA/ASA Accelerator Program, venture philanthropy, the “valley of death,” cardiology, contract research organizations

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Dr. Ross Tonkens

AHA/ASA Science & Technology Accelerator Program

Those interested in contributing to the “game-changing” Accelerator Program, please email Mark.Germano@heart.org

CytoVas

BioKier, Inc. (refresh page to load content)

“BioKier gains funding to develop gastric bypass drug” – Bariatric News, August 2, 2013

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 25, 2013