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)


Dr. Stan Ahalt



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


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


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


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


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


Dr. Ross Tonkens

AHA/ASA Science & Technology Accelerator Program

Those interested in contributing to the “game-changing” Accelerator Program, please email


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

Nutrigenomics, cognition and brain development

Guest: Dr. Carol Cheatham, UNC Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, NC; Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Nutrigenomics, effects of fatty acids on cognition and brain development, blueberries and memory


Dr. Carol Cheatham

Cheatham Lab

UNC Nutrition Research Institute (Kannapolis)

NC Research Campus (Kannapolis)

Large-Scale Human Trial Explores Blueberries and Cognitive Improvement

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 4, 2013

Health Services Research

Guest: Dr. Tim Carey, Director, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Comparative effectiveness research, health services, translational medicine, evidence-based practice, electronic health records

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 31, 2013


Dr. Tim Carey

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


DeLene Beeland


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


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