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

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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

TriCEM


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

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Dr. Charles Nunn

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Dr. Craig McClain

Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

Guest: Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov, Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Co-Director, Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Novel nanomedicines and engineered cellular therapies for cancer, stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, and other diseases; nanotechnology in drug delivery; new training program to grow cancer nanotechnology work force

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Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov

 

Sasha’s UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy faculty page

Kabanov Lab

UNC Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo September 30, 2015

Alzheimer’s and Immune Suppression

Guest: Dr. Carol Colton, Professor of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center
Topics: The immune system and Alzheimer’s disease, arginine deprivation, microglia, inflammation and immune suppression in the brain

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Dr. Carol Colton

 

Carol’s Duke Department of Neurology faculty page

“Arginine Deprivation and Immune Suppression in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease” – Journal of Neuroscience

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo August 12, 2015

Adrenomedullin

Guest: Dr. Kathleen Caron, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Topics: Adrenomedullin – a potent vasodilator, and its role in preeclampsia, normal and abnormal pregnancy, fertility, and placental development, cardiovascular health, cancer, and the lymphatic vascular system; mentoring

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Dr. Kathleen Caron

 

Kathleen’s Department of Cell Biology and Physiology faculty page

Caron Lab Research

Adrenomedullin and Pregnancy: Perspectives from Animal Models to Humans

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 29, 2015

Pharmacogenetic Testing

Guest: Jivan Moaddeb, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist, Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Topics: Pharmacogenetic testing, clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics, patient adherence, medication therapy management

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Dr. Jivan Moaddeb

 

The Haga Group (Dr. Susanne Haga, Dr. Jivan Moaddeb) home page

Publications authored by Jivan Moaddeb

Pharmacogenetic testing: current evidence of clinical utility

The potential impact of pharmacogenetic testing on medication adherence

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo July 1, 2015

Microbiome & Probiotics

Guest: Dr. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology; Director, Microbiome Core Facility, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Topics: The gut microbiome’s role in digestion and immunity, microbiomes of exclusively breastfed babies, probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, the microbiome and colorectal cancer, UNC Microbiome Core Facility

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Dr. Andrea Azcarate-Peril

 

Andrea’s Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology faculty page

Andrea’s Microbiome Core Facility Research page

UNC Medical School Microbiome Core Facility

“Breastfeeding may aid transition to solid food” Yahoo News

“Milk- and solid-feeding practices and daycare attendance are associated with differences in bacterial diversity, predominant communities, and metabolic and immune function of the infant gut microbiome” – Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology article, February 2015

“The intestinal microbiota, gastrointestinal environment and colorectal cancer: a putative role for probiotics in prevention of colorectal cancer?” – PubMed 2011 publication abstract

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo June 10, 2015

Brain Stimulation

Guest: Dr. Flavio Frohlich, Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Cell and Molecular Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill
Topics: Non-invasive brain stimulation to treat psychiatric disorders and enhance creativity, network neuroscience, alpha wave oscillations

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Dr. Flavio Frohlich

 

Frohlich Lab: Cortical Neurophysiology and Computational Neuroscience

Flavio’s UNC Department of Psychiatry faculty page

Flavio’s Department of Cell Biology and Physiology faculty page

Endeavors article on Flavio’s research, April 2015

Frohlich Lab Facebook page

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo May 27, 2015

Duke Ecotoxicology

Guest: Dr. Richard Di Giulio, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University; Director, Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC); Director, Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)
Topics: Use of fishes as models for research on impacts of environmental contaminants, linkages between human and ecological health, the effects of nanomaterials on vertebrate development, ecological impact of mountaintop removal mining, Duke SRC, ITEHP

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Dr. Richard Di Giulio

 

Di Giulio Lab – Duke Ecotoxicology

Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC)

Richard’s Nicholas School faculty page

Duke University’s Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

Click to Download: Radio In Vivo April 29, 2015