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The Sounds of Science podcast is brought to you by GEN. Listen as members of the editorial team—Editor-in-Chief John Sterling, Technical Editor Jeff Buguliskis, and Senior News Editor Alex Philippidis—showcase innovative research, new initiatives, and important policy by interviewing thought-leaders, eminent life-science researchers, and company leaders. These short, but informative podcasts will keep you up-to-date with the latest and most important life science advances.

May 14, 2009

CARBON DIOXIDE TRANSPORT PROTEIN IN MICROALGAE IDENTIFIED

- Interview with Martin Spalding, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology at Iowa State University

May 7, 2009

CHINA'S CHANGING PHARMACEUTICAL LANDSCAPE

- Interview with Michael Keech, Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Advisory Services Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers

April 30, 2009

FACING BIOTECH'S CHALLENGES AND SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES IN 2009

- Interview with Joshua Boger, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Chairman, Board of Directors, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), and James Greenwood, President and CEO, BIO

April 23, 2009

LINKING LOW AEROBIC FITNESS AND FATTY LIVER DISEASE

- Interview with John Thyfault, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Health Scientist, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia

April 16, 2009

BIOTECHNOLOGY IN GEORGIA

- Interview with Charles Craig, President of Georgia Bio; Stephen Hill, President, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Russell Medford, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, Atherogenics, Inc.

April 9, 2009

HUMAN BODY LICE mtDNAs PROVIDE PIECES TO NEW GENOMIC PUZZLE

- Interview with Stephen Barker, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Reader, School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

April 2, 2009

THE EMERGING FIELD OF NUTRIGENOMICS

- Interview with Eugene Kolker, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, Seattle Children's Hospital, Head, Bioinformatics & High-Throughput Analysis Laboratory, Seattle Children's Research Institute and Vural Ozdemir, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in Bioethics, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal

March 26, 2009

IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TB VACCINE

- Interview with Robert Hunter Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston

March 19, 2009

HOW TO MAKE BIOINDUSTRY ALLIANCES WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY

- Interview with Salima Lin, Global Strategy and Market Development Leader, IBM’s Life Science Industry

March 12, 2009

miRNA BIOMARKERS FOR DRUG-INDUCED LIVER INJURY

- Interview with David Galas, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Institute for Systems Biology

March 5, 2009

HUMAN ANTIBODIES MAKE DARWINIAN LEAPS TO ATTACK MICROBIAL INFECTIONS

- Interview with Ashok Bhagwat, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University

February 26, 2009

RESEARCH CASTS DOUBT ON FREE RADICAL ROLE IN AGING

- Interview with Siegfried Hekimi, Ph.D., Strathcona Chair of Zoology and Robert Archibald & Catherine Louise Campbell Chair in Developmental Biology, McGill University

February 19, 2009

CORPORATE ROUNDTABLE ON HUMAN DNA VACCINES

- with panelists Avtar Dhillon, M.D., Joseph Kim, Ph.D., Michael Egan, Ph.D., Jeffrey Ulmer, Ph.D., Alan King, Ph.D., and Robert Bernard

February 12, 2009

CHARLES DARWIN AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF SCIENCE

- Interview with Francisco Ayala, Ph.D., University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California-Irvine

February 5, 2009

STEM CELL THERAPIES ON THE RISE

- Linda Powers, Cofounder and Managing Director of Toucan Capital, is interviewed by GEN's Editor in Chief, John Sterling

January 29, 2009

HOW HUMAN GENES ARE ILL-EQUIPPED FOR THE MODERN WORLD

- Interview with Gregory Gibson, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, The School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

January 22, 2009

NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES

- Interview with Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, The Rockefeller University and Editor in Chief of a new peer-reviewed journal, Inborn Errors of Immunity

January 15, 2009

NOVEL GLIOBLASTOMA MOUSE MODEL

- Interview with Inder Verma, Ph.D., Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

January 8, 2009

NOVEL METHOD FOR DETECTING REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES

- Inteview with Niren Murthy, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Biomaterials and Molecular Imaging, and Assistant Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

December 24, 2008

X FILES OF BIOLOGY - LARGE-SCALE GENE SILENCING MYSTERY SOLVED

- Interview with Craig Pikaard, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis