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

Dr. Jeff Dangl


Dr. Sarah Grant

Cognitive Training for Seniors

Guest: Dr. Anne Collins McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NC State University; director, Learning, Aging and Ergonomics Laboratory (LACELab); co-director, Gains Through Gaming Laboratory
Topics: Human factors and ergonomics, cognitive training for seniors, aging farmers, health workers’ perceptions of hygiene safety, video games and aging


Dr. Anne Collins McLaughlin


Gains Through Gaming Lab

The Human Factors Blog

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 30, 2013

Innovations in Forensic Anthropology

Guest: Dr. Ann Ross, Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, NC State University
Topic: Forensic anthropology


Dr. Ann Ross

Ann’s NCSU departmental page

NCSU feature on skull mapping

NCSU Department of Sociology and Anthropology: Forensic Anthropology in the news

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo December 19, 2012
ROSS CSI-skull-pic

Bioinformatics, Proteogenomics, and Music from Risk-Whalen

Guests: Brian Risk, Geneffects Research, Inc., and Giddings Lab, Boise State University, with fellow musicians Katharine Whalen and Josh Starmer
Topics: Bioinformatics, proteogenomics, the ENCODE project, and live music from Risk-Whalen!

Brian Risk

Josh Starmer

Katharine Whalen

Geneffects Research

The Giddings Lab at Boise State

Nature: ENCODE

Risk-Whalen “Whaler’s Ink”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 14, 2012

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Guest: Dr. John Burris, President, Burroughs Wellcome Fund; Russ Campbell, Communications Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Topics: Burroughs Wellcome Fund history, grant-making programs, support for science education, communications

Dr. John Burris

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Annual Report 2011

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 7, 2012

Brain-machine interfaces and neuroprosthetics

Guest: Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, Co-Director, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University
Topics: Brain-machine interfaces, neuroprosthetics, new approach to restoring mobility to Parkinson’s disease patients

Dr. Miguel Nicolelis

Laboratory of Miguel Nicolelis

YouTube: “Mind Control Monkey Moves Robot in Japan”

Site for Miguel’s book, with link to Radio In Vivo interview

Amazon site for Miguel’s book, Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 31, 2012

New Understanding of Breast Cancer Subtypes

Guest: Dr. Charles Perou, member, Lineberger Cancer Center, Professor of genetics and pathology and laboratory medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: The Cancer Genome Atlas project, recent landmark Nature publication on breast cancer subtypes

Nature: “Comprehensive molecular portraits of human breast tumours”

Chuck’s Lineberger CCC faculty page

Perou Laboratory

The Cancer Genome Atlas

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 24, 2012

Dr. Charles Perou

NCB-Prepared Biopreparedness Collaborative

Guest: Dr. David Potenziani, Executive Director, NCB-Prepared
Topics: National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCB-Prepared), biopreparedness, biosurveillance

Dr. David Potenziani

NCB-Prepared (National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness)

Being Prepared: David’s NCB-Prepared Blog

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 26, 2012

Duke Neurogenetics Study

Guest: Dr. Ahmad Hariri, Professor of Psychology and Neurology; Director, Laboratory of NeuroGenetics, Duke University
Topics: Imaging genetics, Duke Neurogenetics Study, relationship of genetics, brain chemistry, and behavior

Dr. Ahmad Hariri

Laboratory of NeuroGenetics, Duke University

The Amygdala: Face to Face with the Emotional Brain, The Scientist, February, 2011

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders, open access, peer-reviewed journal, Ahmad Hariri, co-editor-in-chief

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 27, 2012

Research and Conservation at the NC Zoo

Guest: Dr. Rich Bergl, Curator of Conservation and Research, North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC
Topics: Research and conservation programs at the North Carolina Zoo – on site, regional, and in Africa (gorillas, elephants, etc.)

Dr. Rich Bergl

NC Zoo home page

Field Trip Earth: Articles by Rich Bergl

2010 NC Zoo Conservation Report

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 20, 2012