Clinical Genomics and the NCGENES Study

Guest: Dr. James Evans, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine; Principal Investigator, NCGENES Study, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Whole exome sequencing, NCGENES Study, clinical genomics, personalized medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, ethical, legal and social issues in genomics


Dr. James Evans

Jim’s UNC Department of Genetics faculty page


December 2011 press release announcing NCGENES funding

Podcast of Jim’s 2010 American Scientist Pizza Lunch appearance

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 27, 2013


Bone and Cartilage from Fat-derived Stem Cells

Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Loboa, Associate Professor, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, NCSU Department of Materials Science & Engineering; director, Cell Mechanics Laboratory
Topics: Tissue engineering with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and human adipose (fat)-derived adult stem cells (hASCs) to produce robust bone and cartilage, “smart” bandages


Dr. Elizabeth Loboa

Elizabeth’s NCSU/UNC Joint Biomedical Engineering Department faculty page

Cell Mechanics Laboratory

Elizabeth’s Materials Science and Engineering Department faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 13, 2013

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