Planetary Geology

Guest: Dr. Paul Byrne, Assistant Professor, Planetary Geology, North Carolina State University
Topics: Solar system planetary geology, planetary exploration, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, volcanic and plate tectonic activity on Earth and other planets

 

Dr. Paul Byrne

 

Paul’s NCSU Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences home page

Paul’s website

“My Science Life: Planetary Geologist Dr. Paul Byrne”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo December 6, 2017

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GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc.

Guest: Dr. Myla Lai-Goldman, Co-founder, CEO & President, GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC
Topics: Dr. Lai-Goldman’s career in science, medicine, and business; pathology; GeneCentric Therapeutics’ Cancer Subtype Platform, precision medicine, cancer drug development

 

Dr. Myla Lai-Goldman

 

GeneCentric Therapeutics, Inc.

GeneCentric’s management team

Hatteras Venture Partners

LabCorp

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 1, 2017

Breast Cancer Prevention

Guest: Dr. Xiaohe Yang, associate professor, North Carolina Central University Nutrition Research Program, Kannapolis, NC
Topics: Re-purposing diabetes drugs for breast cancer prevention, the breast cancer “risk window,” genistein in breast cancer

 

Dr. Xiaohe Yang

 

“New Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention Tied to Diabetes Drugs, Diet”

Metformin Selectively Targets Tumor-Initiating Cells in ErbB2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer Models

“Making sense of the soy-genistein-her2 breast cancer connection”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 18, 2017

The gut-brain connectome

Guest: Dr. Diego Bohorquez, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke Department of Medicine, Assistant Research Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine
Topics: Gut-brain neurobiology, enteroendocrine cells

 

Dr. Diego Bohorquez

 

Gutbrains.com – Diego’s website

Diego’s Duke Department of Medicine faculty page

Full text article in the Journal of Clinical Investigation: “The gut connectome: making sense of what you eat”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 23, 2017

Coronaviruses Drug


Guests: Dr. Timothy Sheahan, Research Assistant Professor, and Dr. Amy Sims, Research Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: New anti-viral drug (GS-5734) with potential to treat coronaviruses, in vitro lung epithelial cell model, working in a Biosafety Level 3 lab

 

Science Translational Medicine publication, “Broad-spectrum antiviral GS-5734 inhibits both epidemic and zoonotic coronaviruses

Video: “New antiviral drug holds potential to defeat myriad coronaviruses”

Dr. Amy Sims faculty profile

Dr. Tim Sheahan faculty profile

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 9, 2017

Dr. Amy Sims

Dr. Tim Sheahan

Cyber-enabled bionic organisms

Guest: Dr. Alper Bozkurt, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University
Topics: Cyber-enabled bionic organisms for environmental sensing and search-and-rescue, computer-aided training systems for dogs

 

Dr. Alper Bozkurt

 

iBionicS (Integrated Bionics Microsystems) Lab – Bozkurt Research Group

NCSU press release: “Researchers Develop Technique to Remotely Control Cockroaches”

Alper’s NCSU Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty page

NCSU press release: “New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 12, 2017

Postpartum Depression

Guest: Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Associate Professor, Director, UNC Perinatal Psychology Program, UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
Topics: Postpartum depression (PPD), social media app for PPD research, clinical trials for new PPD drug

 

Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody

 

PPD ACT: Postpartum Depression: Action towards Causes and Treatments (social media research app)

UNC Perinatal Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

The Hummingbird Study, a research study evaluating an investigational medication in women with moderate to severe postpartum depression

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders

Postpartum Support International

Samantha’s UNC Dept. of Psychiatry faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 28, 2017

Bioengineered vaccines

Guest: Dr. Joel Collier, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Topics: Biomaterials and immune responses, self-assembled peptide vaccines, supramolecular systems, bioengineered gels

 

Dr. Joel Collier

 

The Collier Group lab

Joel’s BME Department faculty page

“Joel Collier: Nudging Immunological Responses”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 14, 2017

Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Weight Loss

Guest: Dr. Matthew Maciejewski, Professor, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Research Career Scientist, Durham Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Durham, NC
Topics: Bariatric surgery and long-term weight loss, mental health effects of bariatric surgery, VA health services research

 

Dr. Matt Maciejewski

 

Duke Department of Medicine article about the VA population study

JAMA Surgery publication about the VA study

Matt’s VA faculty page, Durham Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care

Matt’s Duke Department of Medicine faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 17, 2017

Particulate Matter & Air Pollution

Guest: Dr. Michael Bergin, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Energy, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
Topics: Air pollution and human health, particulate matter, global assessment of climate and air pollution, Michael’s research travels to China, India, Nepal, Greenland, and Bolivia

 

Dr. Michael Bergin

 

The Bergin Group

Duke Environmental Field Methods Facebook page

DukEngineer article about Mike’s work and student mentorship

Article about work in Bolivia by Mike’s group

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 3, 2017