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)

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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


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


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


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


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

MEASURE Evaluation

Guests: Dr. Jim Thomas, Director, and Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant, Deputy Director for Field Operations, MEASURE Evaluation
Topics: MEASURE Evaluation, m
onitoring and evaluation of global public health programs, global public health status, ethics in public health

MEASURE Evaluation

Duke Global Health Institute

UNC Carolina Population Center

Jim’s UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty page

“A Code of Ethics for Public Health” co-authored by Jim, 2002

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 4, 2015


Dr. Jim Thomas


Dr. Stephanie Watson-Grant

Eastman Innovation Center

Guest: Dr. Stewart Witzeman, Director, Eastman Innovation Center, North Carolina State University
Topics: Eastman Innovation Center, Eastman Chemical Center of Excellence (NCSU and UNC-Chapel Hill), Eastman Chemical Company, public/private partnerships, fostering innovation in materials and design


Dr. Stewart Witzeman


Eastman Center of Excellence

Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman Announces Innovation Partnership with North Carolina State University

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 7, 2015

Diabetes Therapies

Guests: James Green, Chairman and CEO, and Dr. William Wilkison, COO, Islet Sciences, Inc., Raleigh
Topics: Islet Sciences and its pipeline of treatments and diagnostics for metabolic disorders including diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)


Islet Sciences, Inc.

BHV Pharma pipeline

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 19, 2014


James Green


Dr. William Wilkison

Nanomaterials health and safety

Guest: Dr. James Bonner, Professor of Toxicology, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University
Topics: Nanotechnology health and safety, health effects of respiratory exposures to nanomaterials


Dr. James Bonner


The Bonner Lab

“Coating carbon nanotubes reduces lung injury risk” NIEHS Environmental Factor newsletter article, October 2014

“Nanotechnology: Looking As We Leap” Ernie’s 2004 Environmental Health Perspectives article on nanomaterials health and safety

NIEHS nanotechnology research

National Toxicology Program (NTP) Nanotechnology Safety Initiative

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 12, 2014

Dragonfly Thinking

Guest: Dr. Bruce Oberhardt, President, BJO Biomedical, LLC; author, Dragonfly Thinking
Topics: Problem-solving with Dragonfly Thinking, biomedical devices, biomedical engineering


Dr. Bruce Oberhardt


Bruce’s website

Dragonfly Thinking: Problem Solving for a Successful Future Amazon site (great gift for young professionals and students!)

CoaguChek site

Nanovector, Inc.

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 5, 2014