Future Biotech Policy

Guest: Dr. Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, and Co-Director, Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center, North Carolina State University

Topics: Gene drives, GES Center, NAS committee on future biotechnology products, governance systems for emerging technologies



Dr. Jennifer Kuzma


Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center, NC State University

Gene Drives Workshop, GES Center, February 24-26, 2016

NAS Committee on Future Biotechnology Products

“A Missed Opportunity for U.S. Biotechnology Regulation” by Jennifer Kuzma, Science, September 2016

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 21, 2016

Scientific Travel & Education

Guest: Dr. Janice Swab, Professor Emerita, Biology, Meredith College
Topics: Science education, Dr. Swab’s teaching career, and her science-related travels, including re-creating Charles Darwin’s HMS Beagle voyage and a visit to the “doomsday” seed vault



Dr. Janice Swab


“Introducing Students to Darwin via the Voyage of the HMS Beagle”

News & Observer article on Janice’s lecture about seed banks

Janice’s Meredith College faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 31, 2016


Guest: Dr. Fred Gould, Distinguished University Professor of Entomology; William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture; Co-director, Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center, North Carolina State University
Topics: 2016 NAS report on GMOs in agriculture, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects (Dr. Gould co-chaired the authoring committee), gene drive technology, NC State GES



Dr. Fred Gould


National Academies Press site for the GMOs report (free PDF download available)

NCSU press release about the NAS report

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Safe, Analysis Finds NY Times article about the NAS report

NCSU Genetic Engineering and Society Center

NCSU Genetic Engineering and Society February 2016 workshop on gene drives

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 27, 2016

CAR-T cell cancer immunotherapy

Guests: Dr. Jonathan Serody, Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Immunology, UNC School of Medicine, Associate Director for Translational Research, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Dr. Barbara Savoldo, Professor, Immunology, Virology, and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UNC School of Medicine, member, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topic: CAR-T cell cancer immunotherapy


The Serody Lab

UNC Lineberger clinical profile: Jonathan S. Serody, MD

UNC Lineberger profile: Barbara Savoldo, MD, PHD

UNC Lineberger profile: Gianpietro Dotti, MD

News release, March 2015: New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 20, 2016


Dr. Barbara Savoldo


Dr. Jon Serody

The Mind Club

Guest: Dr. Kurt Gray, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Mind Perception and Morality Lab, co-author, The Mind Club: Who Thinks, What Feels, and Why It Matters

Topics: The Mind Club (by chapter), mind perception, co-author Daniel Wegner, free will, cryptominds, vulnerable feelers vs. thinking doers


Dr. Kurt Gray


Amazon site for The Mind Club

Kurt’s website

Mind Perception and Morality (MPM) Lab – Kurt’s UNC lab

Wikipedia biography of Dan Wegner, Kurt’s mentor and co-author of The Mind Club

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 6, 2016

Active Living Research

Guest: Dr. Aaron Hipp, Associate Professor of Community Health and Sustainability, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Faculty Fellow, Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University

Topics: Impact of the built environment on health behaviors, use of emerging technologies to study built environments and active living


Dr. Aaron Hipp


Aaron Hipp Featured Plenary Speaker at 2016 mHealth@Duke Conference

Aaron’s faculty page, NCSU Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Aaron’s faculty page, NCSU Center for Geospatial Analytics

NCSU Center for Geospatial Analytics

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 29, 2016

Dr. Charles E. Hamner

A Special Edition of Radio In Vivo: an interview with Dr. Charles E. Hamner, the father of biotechnology in North Carolina who served as founder, president, and CEO of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center from 1988-2002. The program originally aired as an episode of “Time Out” on WCOM, May 4, 2016, co-hosted by Bill Hendrickson and Ernie Hood.


Dr. Charles E. Hamner


North Carolina Biotechnology Center

2011 NC Awards Winner for Public Service — Charles E. Hamner (YouTube video)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 1, 2016

Science on the Campaign Trail

A Special Edition of Radio In Vivo: “Science on the Campaign Trail,” a panel discussion presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, the North Carolina Newsroom Cooperative, and Science Communicators of North Carolina on April 13, 2016.  Panelists were Eugene Kiely, director, FactCheck.org, Laura Leslie, Capital Bureau chief, WRAL-TV, Sheril Kirshenbaum, executive director, ScienceDebate.org; director, The Energy Poll, University of Texas at Austin. and Bill Adair, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Politifact; Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. The event was moderated by Susan King, Dean, UNC School of Media and Journalism.  

SCONC Event photo 3

Science on the Campaign Trail panelists


Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC)

NC Newsroom Cooperative

NC Science Festival

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 11, 2016

CRISPR Gene Editing

Guest: Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, Associate Professor, Food Science, NC State University
Topics: Gene editing system CRISPR, its history and the explosion of research in CRISPR in biotechnology, food and agriculture, translational medicine, disease modeling, gene therapy, and more


Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou



Rodolphe’s faculty page, NCSU Department of Food, Bioprocessing,and Nutrition Sciences

“Steward of the Future: Rodolphe Barrangou”

CRISPR: Science Magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year, 2015

PubMed link to seminal 2007 paper, CRISPR provides acquired resistance against viruses in prokaryotes

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 4, 2016

DIY Biology

Guests: Mike Lisanke, Jim Rose, and Tom Randall, co-founders, TriDIYBio (Triangle DIY Biology)
Topics: TriDIYBio, DYIBio.org, Citizen Science and Jim, Tom, and Mike’s individual projects and interests


Triangle DIY Bio


TriDIYBio website

DIYbio.org, the national DIY Biology organization

iGEM: the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition

Ronin Genetics: Tom’s website for his home lab

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 27, 2016