Clinical Trial Incentives


Guests: Dr. Charlene Wong, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Dr. Chuck Scales, Jr., Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine; Co-Directors, Behavioral Research Intervention Science Center (BRISC)
Topics: BRISC, behavioral economics, clinical trial participation incentives, Dr. Wong’s health services research, Dr. Scales’s research on kidney stones


BRISC: Behavioral Research Intervention Science Center

Charlene’s Duke faculty page

Chuck’s Scholars@Duke page

JAMA abstract: “Return of Research Results to Study Participants: Uncharted and Untested”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 13, 2019

Dr. Charlene Wong

Dr. Chuck Scales



Microbial communities

Guest: Dr. Manuel Kleiner, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, NC State University
Topics: Gut microbes’ diet, microbial symbioses, metaproteomics, ecophysiology, plant root microbes


Dr. Manuel Kleiner


The Kleiner Lab: Microbial symbioses, Metaproteomics, Ecophysiology

Plant Soil Microbial Community Consortium (PSMCC)

Researchers Devise New Way to Discern What Microbes Eat

Manuel’s NCSU Plant and Microbial Biology page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo January 16, 2019


Guest: Dr. Jeffery Dick, assistant professor of chemistry, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Electrochemistry, nanoelectrodes, single cell biology, Forbes “30 Under 30” recognition

Dr. Jeffery Dick


Dick Research Group lab site

Jeffery’s UNC Department of Chemistry faculty page

Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30, Science, 2019” recognition

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo December 19, 2018

Drug Safety

Guest: Dr. Merrie Mosedale, Assistant Director, Institute for Drug Safety Sciences; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Drug safety, genetics of adverse drug reactions, drug-induced liver injury, translational pharmacogenomics


Dr. Merrie Mosedale


UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences

Merrie’s UNC Eshelman faculty page

“The Benefits of a Mouse Population-based Approach”

“Mosedale receives Sternfel Prize”

“Mosedale Awarded Regulatory Science Award from Burroughs Wellcome Fund”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo November 28, 2018


Guest: Dr. Randy Jirtle, Professor of Epigenetics, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University

Topics: Epigenetics, gene imprinting, fetal origins of disease susceptibility, environmental epigenomics


Dr. Randy Jirtle, Randy’s website

NIEHS Podcast with Randy: “The Epigenome”

NCSU Epidemiology and Environmental Epigenetics Lab

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo October 10, 2018

Tick-borne Red Meat Allergy

Guest: Dr. Scott Commins, Associate Professor of Medicine, UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic
Topics: Red meat allergy caused by Lone Star tick bite, allergic sensitization to Alpha-Gal


Dr. Scott Commins


Dr. Commins’ lab, Thurston Arthritis Research Center

Scott’s faculty page, Thurston Arthritis Research Center

USA Today: “Lone Star tick bites can cause rare meat allergy in some people”

NY Times: “What the Mystery of the Tick-Borne Meat Allergy Could Reveal”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo, September 5, 2018

PCSK9 Diagnostic Test

Guest: Dr. Quantil Melendez, CEO, NIFP Technologies LLC, Durham
Topics: NIFP Technologies, PCSK9 protein, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diagnostic test


Dr. Quantil Melendez


“Scientists Develop Quick Test for Cardiovascular Disease”

2017 publication: “Hypercholesterolemia: The Role of PCSK9”

NIFP Technologies gofundme page

Dr. Dayami Lopez NCCU faculty page

BRITE at NCCU (Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo, August 15, 2018

Panaceutics, Inc.


Guests: Panaceutics, Inc.:  Co-founders CTO Edison Hudson, CSO Staton Noel III
Topics: Panaceutics’ technology platform for robotic preparation of gel packs with personalized medication formulations and nutritional applications, establishment and progress of the RTP company


Panaceutics, Inc., “Personalized Formulations Produced in Innovative Forms”

Ivanhoe story: “Edible Gel Replaces 20 Heart Pills a Day

RTP Discover profile of Panaceutics, Inc.

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 25, 2018

Staton Noel III

Edison Hudson


Natural Products Drug Discovery

Guest: Dr. Joshua Pierce, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, NC State University
Topics: Natural Products to Drugs Initiative (NP2D), Comparative Medicine Institute at NC State, drug discovery

Dr. Joshua Pierce


Pierce Research Group

Comparative Medicine Institute

“Finding New Drugs, Faster” NCSU article about the Natural Products to Drugs (NP2D) initiative

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 27, 2018

Physical Oceanography

Guest: Dr. Susan Lozier, Distinguished Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Topics: Physical oceanography, large scale ocean circulation, meridional overturning, North Atlantic overturning, oceans and climate change, ocean acidification


Dr. Susan Lozier


Susan Lozier home page

Oceans research at the Nicholas School of the Environment

Nature: “Ocean-wide sensor array provides new look at global ocean current”

O-SNAP: Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 6, 2018