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


Geneimprint.com, 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

The Science of Sleep

Guest: Dr. Graham Diering, assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Sleep and memory, learning, synaptic homeostasis hypothesis


Dr. Graham Diering


The Diering Lab

Graham’s UNC faculty page

“Sleep on it” Graham’s essay in Science as finalist for the 2017 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 30, 2018

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Guest: Dr. Todd Cohen, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UNC School of Medicine
Topics: Pathogenic mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ALS, abnormal TDP-43 protein clumping, potential treatments


Dr. Todd Cohen


The Cohen Lab at UNC Chapel Hill

“Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad”

“NC State, UNC Find New Clues About ALS”

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 11, 2018

Guided Tour of the Solar System

Guest: Dr. Paul Byrne, Assistant Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, NC State University
Topics: Paul Byrne 2.0 – his second RIV appearance, featuring an audio tour of the Solar System, Stephen Hawking


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 March 14, 2018

Exposures and Birth

Guest: Dr. Kelly Ferguson, Investigator, Perinatal and Early Life Epidemiology Group, NIEHS
Topics: Perinatal and early life epidemiology, environmental exposures, preterm births, phthalate exposure during pregnancy


Dr. Kelly Ferguson


NIEHS Perinatal & Early Life Epidemiology Group

CHE’s “20 Pioneers under 40 in Environmental Public Health”

NIEHS Environmental Factor newsletter: “Preterm birth linked with maternal phthalate exposure during pregnancy”

“Environmental chemicals and preterm birth: Biological mechanisms and the state of the science” PubMed abstract

NIH Intramural Research Program, Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo February 21, 2018