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                                                                Dr. Moira Gunn

Recent Programs


Air Date: January 3, 2017

 EDWARD TUFTE, Yale University Professor Emeritus, tells us about his work in Data Visualization – and his books, including "Beautiful Evidence". Then on BioTech Nation, efforts to treat the rare genetic cardiovascular disorder – HCM. You will recognize it as the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes. TASSOS GIANOKAKOS, the CEO of MyoKardia, tells us about the condition, the impact on families and Myokardia’s approach. this show's podcast

Air Date: December 27, 2016

 Journalist BRIAN CHRISTIAN and UC Berkeley Professor TOM GRIFFITHS, the Director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab discuss their book, “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions”. Then on Biotech Nation, it’s all about Youth Rally, an annual camp for kids and teens with conditions of the bowel and bladder. We’ll hear from its chair, PAUL HASTINGS, who is also the President and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, as well as Youth Rally’s APRIL GIMLEN and EMILY MALLAR.  this show's podcast

Air Date: December 20, 2016

 SC MOATTI speaks about her background with Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, and her book, “Mobilized …. An insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology”. Then on BioTech Nation, how much do we know about the clinical trials behind drugs approved by the FDA? JENNIFER MILLER, the Founder and President of Bioethics, International and a professor at NYU Medical School, talks about the Good Pharma Scorecard. this show's podcast

Air Date: December 13, 2016  

 The founding executive editor at Wired magazine, KEVIN KELLY, discusses “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future.” Then on Biotech Nation, looking for cancer cells in the blood. DR. PAUL DEMPSEY, Chief Scientific Officer of Cynvenio Biosystems talks about their technology and an ongoing clinical study of women with breast cancer. this show's podcast

Air Date: December 6, 2016  

 Neuroscientist DR. ALEX PANG is the author of “Rest … Why You Get More Done When You Work Less.” Then on BioTech Nation, the focus is Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Gunn speaks with Kevin Cox, CEO of Imanova about the ability to actually examine the state of the brain on a more routine basis, improving diagnosis and predicting the success or failure of drugs. Then, it’s Dr. CHARLES STACEY, the President and CEO of Accera. The basis for their Alzheimer’s treatment centers on glucose uptake in the brain. this show's podcast

Air Date: November 29, 2016  

 DR. ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ, the Director of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard is the author of “Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell.” Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. IGNACIO PINO, is the CEO of the next generation proteomics company, CDI, located in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. this show's podcast

Air Date: November 22, 2016  

 DR. SUSAN DAVID, a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School  tells us about “Emotional Agility” - what is it, how we can use, and what science can tell us about how it actually works. Then on BioTech Nation, DANIEL ZARR, CEO of Quark Pharmaceuticals. Their approach uses a part of the immune system called siRNA, and they are working on treatments for kidney damage following open heart surgery, damage to kidneys during the transplantation process, and sudden vision loss. this show's podcast

Air Date: November 15, 2016  

 BRIAN SAGER, the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Omnity, a search engine – not based on keywords, but search in the context of entire documents. Google isn’t going away – but your need to find information is growing. Then on BioTech Nation, the promise and challenges of cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Gunn speaks with DR. SEAN MCCARTHY, the CEO of CytomX Therapeutics. this show's podcast

Air Date: November 8, 2016  

 MIT professor SHERRY TURKLE about the psychological effect of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Her latest book is “Reclaiming Conversation … The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, in the pediatric area, diagnosing some behavioral problems and mental disorders by testing the immune system. DR. CRAIG SHIMASAKI, the CEO of Moleculera Labs, explains their test and the science behind it. this show's podcast

Air Date: November 1, 2016  

 LARRY BRILLIANT, physician, technologist and best friend to Wavy Gravy, about helping to eradicate smallpox globally. He’s the author of “Sometimes Brilliant … The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History.” Then on BioTech Nation, correcting the underrepresentation of Latinos in testing pharmaceuticals and directly addressing the Zika virus in humans. DR. KOSMAS KRESTOS, the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation (PRCCI) describes the efforts underway in Puerto Rico. this show's podcast

Air Date: October 25, 2016  

 GARY SHAPIRO, head of the Consumer Technology Association. He’ll tell us what’s coming up at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. STEVE MENTO, the CEO of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, talks about their efforts to treat NASH – Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and BILL NEWELL, the CEO of Sutro Biopharma, fills us in on their strategic approach to treating cancer. Their first target? B-cell lymphomas. this show's podcast

Air Date: October 18, 2016  

 PBS Nova columnist ANIL ANANTHASWAMY about “The Man Who Wasn’t There … Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self”. And on BioTech Nation, STEVE HURST, the President & CEO of Savant HWP. We hear about an emergent treatment for cocaine addiction, work in the tropical disease Leishmaniasis, and the unexpected link between addiction to dopamine in Parkinson’s patients.  this show's podcast

Air Date: October 11, 2016  

 Data Scientist Dr. CATHY O’NEIL about her book, “Weapons of ‘Math’ Destruction … How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Then on BioTech Nation, a new approach to achieving health with a compromised immune system. Dr. DAVID JOHNSON is the Founder, President & CEO of GigaGen. And critically-ill newborns get the genetic information they need … and fast. GAVIN STONE is the Vice President for Marketing at EdicoGenome in San Diego.   this show's podcast

Air Date: October 4, 2016  

 DAN MOTE, the President of the National Academy of Engineering. They talk about the difference between technology and engineering. Then on BioTech Nation, SIR JOHN CHISHOLM, head of Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project.   this show's podcast

Air Date: September 27, 2016  

 ROSS KING, the author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies. Then on BioTech Nation, upping the game for wearables – NOAH KONIG from Cambridge Cognition and BEN FEHNERT from The CTRL Group, talk about their new venture, Cognition Kit. Measuring cognition along with the impact of medications, and opening up these measurements for others to develop applications.  this show's podcast

Air Date: September 20, 2016  

 AL RAMADAN, DAVE PETERSON, and CHRIS LOCHHEAD, the authors of “Play Bigger - How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets”. Then on BioTech Nation, GEORGE YEH, the President of Taiwan-based TLC Biotherapeutics, tells us about their efforts to make treatments for Aged-related Macular Degeneration last longer, and Dr. CHUCK SHERWOOD, President & CEO of Anika Therapeutics, on how Anika is bringing three Osteoarthritis treatments, approved in Europe, to the US market.  this show's podcast

Air Date: September 13, 2016  

 ROBERT CIALDINI, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, and author, “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University. He’s the Founder of Exponential Medicine, the annual fall conference each year in San Diego, which brings together people interested in the frontiers of medicine, and the technology that can drive it.    this show's podcast

Air Date: September 6, 2016  

 DANIEL LEVITIN, Dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI, and author of “A Field Guide to Lies – Critical Thinking in the Information Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, the second installment in our two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital. It’s WENDE HUTTON, NINA KJELLSON and JULIE PAPANEK, all from Canaan Partners.   this show's podcast

Air Date: August 30, 2016  

 SHARON VOSMEK, the CEO of Astia, providing capital, connections, and guidance highly-innovative, women-led ventures around the globe. Then on BioTech Nation, the first of a two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital: DR. MARIANNE DE BACKER, the Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen Business Development.    this show's podcast

Air Date: August 23, 2016   

 Stanford Professor HANK GREELY about “The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction”. Then on BioTech Nation, the winner of BIO’s Future Maker 2016 Award - Dr. HOWARD JACOBS from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.    this show's podcast

Air Date: August 16, 2016   

 DR SANDRA AAMODT, the author of “Why Diets Make Us Fat … The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss.” Then on BioTech Nation, looking for new drugs … in the ocean. DR. EDUARDO ESQUENAZI, the Founder and CEO of Sirenas Marine Discovery, talks about bioprospecting.   this show's podcast

Air Date: August 9, 2016    

 DR. SHAI GOZANI, President & CEO of Neurometrix. It’s about treating chronic pain with a small device strapped to your calf. Apparently … it’s all in your brain. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. THEODORA ROSS, the Director of Cancer Genetics Program at Southwestern Medical Center talks about cancer susceptibility genes. Her book is “A Cancer in the Family … Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance”  this show's podcast

Air Date: August 2, 2016

Tech Nation broadcasts from the International Biotechnology Conference, BIO 2016 in San Francisco. This week’s guests are JIM GREENWOOD, President and CEO of BIO, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, MIKE MAY, Editorial Director, Scientific American WorldView 2016, and YALI FRIEDMAN, its head of Data Analytics, ROGER CRYSTAL, the CEO of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, and GARETH WILLIAMS with Marks & Clerk International Intellectual Property Firm.   this show's podcast

Air Date: July 26, 2016

 SC MOATTI about her background with Facebook, Trulia and Nokia, and her book, “Mobilized …. An insider’s guide to the business and future of connected technology”. Then on BioTech Nation, how much do we know about the clinical trials behind drugs approved by the FDA? JENNIFER MILLER, the Founder and President of Bioethics, International and a professor at NYU Medical School, talks about the Good Pharma Scorecard.    this week's podcast

Air Date: July 19, 2016

  Journalist BRIAN CHRISTIAN & UC Berkeley Professor TOM GRIFFITHS, the Director of the Computational Cognitive Science Lab about their book, “Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions”. Then on Biotech Nation, it’s all about Youth Rally, an annual camp for kids and teens with conditions of the bowel and bladder. We’ll hear from its chair, PAUL HASTINGS, who is also the President and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, as well as Youth Rally’s, APRIL GIMLEN, and EMILY MALLAR.    this week's podcast

Air Date: July 12, 2016

 the founding executive editor at Wired magazine, KEVIN KELLY, about “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future.” Then on Biotech Nation, looking for cancer cells in the blood. DR. PAUL DEMPSEY, Chief Scientific Officer of Cynvenio Biosystems talks about their technology and an ongoing clinical study of women with breast cancer.   this week's podcast

        

Air Date: July 5, 2016

  Johns Hopkins professor DR. DAVID LINDEN about “Touch … The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind.” Then on BioTech Nation, ANTHONY RAESIDE, the Head of Research at The Evaluate Group in London. He’ll preview the global pharmaceutical industry and give us a look ahead to 2020, and on BioIssue of the Week with David Ewing Duncan, it’s President Obama’s announcement about a precision medicine initiative.   this week's podcast

        

 Air Date: June 28, 2016

  MIT professor DAVID MINDELL about “Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy.” He’s out to dispel the “persistent misconceptions about robots.” Then on BioTech Nation, PAUL PERRAULT, the CEO of CSL Behring, on their long history from the Spanish flu a century ago to Hemophilia today, and SHANE KOVACS from PTC Therapeutics, on nonsense mutations and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.    this week's podcast

        

Air Date: June 21, 2016

 DR CHARLOTTE JACOBS, the author of “Jonas Salk: A Life”. They re-visit 1950’s America under the threat of Polio – what did science know and what had it gotten wrong? Then on BioTech Nation, JAY LICHTER, co-founder of Otonomy,  tells us about his diagnosis of Menieres disease, and how, as a venture capitalist, he decided to start a company to find better treatment options on the spot.    this week's podcast