Red Wolves

Guest: T. DeLene Beeland, author, science and nature writer
Topic: DeLene’s new book, The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save North America’s Other Wolf

DeLene’s professional writing site

The Secret World of Red Wolves

Friends of the Red Wolf

Wild Muse (DeLene’s blog)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 17, 2013

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DeLene Beeland

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Psychiatric disease risk genes and newborns’ brain structures

Guest: Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer, Assistant Professor of Psychology; UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Imaging and genomics applied to newborns’ brains to predict psychiatric disease, sex differences in neonatal brain structure

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Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer

Rebecca’s UNC School of Medicine faculty page

Common Variants in Psychiatric Risk Genes Predict Brain Structure at Birth

Fetal Testosterone and Sex Differences (PubMed link)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 10, 2013

Computational Robotics

Guest: Dr. Ron Alterovitz, Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Director, Computational Robotics Research Group, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Medical robotics, home assistance robotics

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Dr. Ron Alterovitz

UNC Computational Robotics Group

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 19, 2013

The Genius of Dogs

Guest: Dr. Brian Hare, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology; Member, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience; Director, Duke Canine Cognition Center, Duke University; Co-founder, Dognition
Topics: Brian’s and Vanessa Woods’s new book, The Genius of Dogs, the new company Dognition

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Dr. Brian Hare

Amazon site for The Genius of Dogs

Brian’s website

Dognition

Duke Canine Cognition Center

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 5, 2013

NHGRI Director Eric Green lecture

A Special Edition of Radio In Vivo: a keynote lecture by Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, delivered at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill April 23, 2013 at the launch of the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS).  Dr. Green’s topic: “The Human Genomics Landscape a Decade After the Human Genome Project”

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Eric Green, MD, PhD

Click here to access the full-length video version of Dr. Green’s lecture

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS)

RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 29, 2013

Fungi R Us

Guest: Dr. Cedric Pearce, Founder and CEO, Mycosynthetix, Inc.
Topics: Fungi as sources of drugs and agricultural products, natural products in drug discovery, Mycosynthetix library of 55,000 fungi, Cedric’s career, scientists as entrepreneurs

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Dr. Cedric Pearce

Mycosynthetix, Inc.

Coleman Entrepreneurial Fellow Cedric Pearce on YouTube discussing his UNCG course on entrepreneurship

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 8, 2013

Bartonella: “The Hidden Epidemic!”

Guest: Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, Professor of Internal Medicine, NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine; Chief Scientific Officer & Co-founder, Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc.
Topics: Detection, diagnosis and treatment of Bartonella infections in animals and humans, vector borne diseases, One Health

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Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt

Ed’s NCSU CVM faculty page

Vector Borne Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

“Bartonellosis: The Hidden Epidemic!” PowerPoint presentation

NCSU Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research

Galaxy Diagnostics, Inc.

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 6, 2013

Clinical Genomics and the NCGENES Study

Guest: Dr. James Evans, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine; Principal Investigator, NCGENES Study, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Whole exome sequencing, NCGENES Study, clinical genomics, personalized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, ethical, legal and social issues in genomics

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Dr. James Evans

Jim’s UNC Department of Genetics faculty page

NCGENES Study

December 2011 press release announcing NCGENES funding

Podcast of Jim’s 2010 American Scientist Pizza Lunch appearance

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 27, 2013

Bone and Cartilage from Fat-derived Stem Cells

Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Loboa, Associate Professor, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, NCSU Department of Materials Science & Engineering; director, Cell Mechanics Laboratory
Topics: Tissue engineering with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and human adipose (fat)-derived adult stem cells (hASCs) to produce robust bone and cartilage, “smart” bandages

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Dr. Elizabeth Loboa

Elizabeth’s NCSU/UNC Joint Biomedical Engineering Department faculty page

Cell Mechanics Laboratory

Elizabeth’s Materials Science and Engineering Department faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 13, 2013

Plant Microbiomes & Plant Immune Systems

Guests: Dr. Jeffery Dangl, John N. Couch Professor of Biology, HHMI/GBMF investigator, Department of Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Dr. Sarah Grant, Research Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Plant microbiomes, plant immune systems, development of the Arabidopsis thaliana plant model, importance of plant biology, science policy

The Dangl Lab

Jeff’s UNC Biology Department faculty page

Sarah’s UNC Biology Department faculty page

HHMI Bio of Jeff

Carolina Center for Genome Sciences

DOE Joint Genome Institute article on Nature publication

Nature paper, August 12, 2012: Defining the core Arabidopsis thaliana root microbiome

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 6, 2013

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Dr. Jeff Dangl

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Dr. Sarah Grant