Brain Tumor Treatment with Stem Cells

Guests: Dr. Shawn Hingtgen, Assistant Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Dr. Matthew Ewend, Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, UNC, Group Leader, NeuroOncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Topics: Stem cell therapies for brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme), mouse models, real-time non-invasive imaging, clinical perspectives on brain tumor treatment


Hingtgen Lab

Shawn’s faculty page

Therapeutically engineered induced neural stem cells are tumour-homing and inhibit progression of glioblastoma, (abstract), Nature Communications, February, 2016

“Meet Matthew Ewend, MD”

Scicast: Early Tumour Response from Stereotactic Radiosurgery Predicts Outcome

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 30, 2016


hingtgenphoto Dr. Shawn Hingtgen





ewendphoto2 Dr. Matthew Ewend

Bone Structure, Metabolism, & Biophysical Forces

Guest: Dr. Janet Rubin, Professor, Department of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Triggering bone formation from mesenchymal stem cells, mechanisms of exercise effects on bone quantity and quality


Dr. Janet Rubin


Rubin Lab home page

Faculty page at Diabetes Center for Research

“Intranuclear Actin Regulates Osteogenesis” Stem Cell, September 2015

Awesome “accident” turns stem cells into bone

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 23, 2016


Guest: Dr. Tim Wiltshire, Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Topics: Pharmacogenomics, clinical implementation, pharmacy implementation, advances in the field

wiltshire photo2

                        Dr. Tim Wiltshire


UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Center for Pharmacogenomics and Individualized Therapy

Tim Wiltshire Lab

Tim’s UNC faculty page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo March 9, 2016

Salinity Gradient Energy

Guests: Dr. Douglas Call, Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University; Dr. Orlando Coronell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, UNC Gillings School of Public Health
Topics: Dr. Call and Dr. Coronell’s collaborative UNC ROI project, “Salinity Gradient Energy: An Inexhaustible Clean Energy Resource for North Carolina,” Dr. Call’s research on technologies to recover energy from unconventional sources, Dr. Coronell’s research on water treatment technologies


UNC ROI (Research Opportunities Initiative)

UNC ROI Awardees

The Call Lab

Coronell Research Group

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 3, 2016

Douglas Call Portrait

Dr. Douglas Call


Dr. Orlando Coronell

Public Science

Guest: Dr. Holly Menninger, Director of Public Science, College of Sciences, North Carolina State University
Topics: Public science, citizen science, science literacy, science communication, CitSci 2017 (coming to Raleigh)


Dr. Holly Menninger


“Dr. Holly” – Holly’s website

CitSci 2017, the Citizen Science Association conference to be held in Raleigh February 23-25, 2017

Your Wild Life

SciStarter (citizen science site)

Zooniverse (citizen science site)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 13, 2016

Human Research Subject Protection

Guest: Dr. Elizabeth Kipp Campbell, Director, Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE), UNC Chapel Hill
Topics: History of and current trends in human research subject protections, Institutional Review Boards, research ethics, UNC OHRE


Dr. Elizabeth Kipp Campbell


UNC Office of Human Research Ethics

The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human
Subjects of Research (1979)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 6, 2016 (10th anniversary episode!)

Computational Toxicology

Guest: Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer, Director, Computational Toxicology Group, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc. (contractor to National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for Evaluation of Alternative Methods (NICEATM))
Topics: Computational toxicology, predictive modeling methods in toxicology


Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer


A Computational Model Predicting Disruption of Blood Vessel Development, PLOS Computational Biology, April 4, 2013

NICEATM website

NICEATM Support of the Tox21 Program


Tox21 NTP site

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 25, 2015

Science PIO

Guest: Matt Shipman, Research Communications Lead, University Communications, North Carolina State University
Topics: Matt’s new book, Handbook for Science Public Information Officers, Matt’s career, science writing and communications


Matt Shipman


Communication Breakdown, Matt’s blog

Matt’s LinkedIn page

NCSU press releases written by Matt

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 11, 2015

Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies

Guest: Dr. Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Topics: Dr. Smithies’ distinguished career in science, his childhood, educational background, and outside interests; working with his wife, Dr. Nobuyu Maeda; gene targeting, gel electrophoresis, current work on pre-eclampsia


Dr. Oliver Smithies


Dr. Smithies’ DPLM faculty profile

Dr. Maeda’s DPLM faculty profile

2007 UNC news release, “Oliver Smithies wins Nobel Prize”

Dr. Smithies’ Nobel lecture, December 7, 2007

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 28, 2015


Guests: Dr. Charles Nunn, Director, TriCEM; Professor, Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health, Duke University; Dr. Craig McClain, Deputy Director, TriCEM; Founder and Chief Editor, Deep Sea News
Topics: Rolling out TriCEM to the Triangle science community, succeeding NESCent; Charlie’s research on mammalian sleep; Craig’s oceanographic research, adventures, and his new blog, The Science of the South


TriCEM: Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine

NESCent reference site

Nunn laboratory site

Craig’s website

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 14, 2015


Dr. Charles Nunn


Dr. Craig McClain