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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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