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Everyone wants to be ahead of the game, and I talk to those who are… Join Brett Malone, Ph.D. President & CEO of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, for Start Disrupting. Hear how industry disrupters are changing how we live and how we do business. Don’t miss an episode. Let’s start the conversation …

Start Disrupting Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

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Everyone wants to be ahead of the game, and I talk to those who are… Join Brett Malone, Ph.D. President & CEO of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, for Start Disrupting. Hear how industry disrupters are changing how we live and how we do business. Don’t miss an episode. Let’s start the conversation …

    Antarctica Remastered: Drug Discoveries Beneath the Ice

    Antarctica Remastered: Drug Discoveries Beneath the Ice

    Join us as we dig into Start Disrupting's archive and revisit Antarctica with guests James B. McClintock, Ph.D. (The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Author and Professor of Polar and Marine Biology) and Bill J. Baker, Ph.D. (The University of South Florida, Professor of Chemistry).

    In this episode, Brett takes a dive below Antarctica's ice with James and Bill as they discuss drug discovery, climate change, and some of their most profound research findings.

    - The Baker Research Group
    - James B. McClintock and UAB in Antarctica
    - Books by James B. McClintock

    Host: Brett Malone
    Editor and Producer: Becca Halm 

    • 29 min
    Cultivating Innovation: CCI and Advancing Healthcare

    Cultivating Innovation: CCI and Advancing Healthcare

    Dr. Aileen Helsel is the current Interim Director for Carilion Clinic Innovation (CCI), a catalytic agent and resource for regional innovators and creatives within the Carilion healthcare system. Since beginning her role as Interim Director in April 2022, Dr. Helsel oversees the healthcare system’s efforts to develop and market disruptive Carilion inventions while also expanding the region’s biotech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dr. Helsel has an extensive biomedical research background and after spending years at the bench she started working with Washington State University (WSU), where she successfully licensed and commercialized life science innovations. Dr. Helsel then moved across the country to begin working with CCI in 2021, where she continues to guide disruptive ideas to the marketspace.

    About Carilion Clinic Innovation: Carilion physicians, nurses and staff make unique discoveries through their research, and continuous improvements to the care they provide our communities. Some of these discoveries are innovations with commercial potential. First and foremost, they can benefit patients in our community. When inventions are brought to market by an Industry partner or spun out as a startup, patients across the country and globe may benefit from our employees’ curiosity and commitment to innovation.

    Host: Brett Malone
    Editor and Producer: Becca Halm 

    • 32 min
    The Wild West: Crypto, Web3, and NFTs

    The Wild West: Crypto, Web3, and NFTs

    James D. Harder is a Blockchain Ecosystem Catalyst. Currently Virginia Tech’s Blockchain Initiative Director, Harder is also an External Engagement Manager for VT’s Department of Computer Science. Harder has an interest in analyzing agricultural applications of blockchain, as well as other emerging technologies, such as AI and cybersecurity.
    Virginia Tech's Blockchain Certificate Program Wall Street Journal PodcastArchiveCoreTatiana MorozHost: Brett Malone
    Editor and Producer: Becca Halm 

    • 46 min
    A STEM Revolution: Growing Passionate Young Scientists

    A STEM Revolution: Growing Passionate Young Scientists

    Amy White is Virginia Western Community College’s Dean for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics department. White began at VWCC as a biology professor in 2003, and her passion for educating led her to her role as STEM dean. White focuses on educating and mentoring those who are interested in STEM careers, as well creating equal opportunities for all students wishing to make an impact on the healthcare system.

    In this episode Brett and Amy discuss the importance of young minds and how STEM is so much more than science, technology, engineering, and math. 

    Host: Brett Malone
    Editor and Producer: Becca Halm 

    • 33 min
    The Future of Transportation: VTTI and Driving Technologies

    The Future of Transportation: VTTI and Driving Technologies

    Dr. Zac Doerzaph is the Executive Director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), a global leader in transportation research. Working alongside a talented team, Doerzaph focuses on creating a future of ubiquitous, safe, and effective mobility by conducting innovative and impactful research today. Also, a faculty member within the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech, Doerzaph works with fellow faculty to provide experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation workforce. Doerzaph is known for innovative and extensive transportation research and leadership projects. His work focuses on maximizing performance at the interface of driver, vehicle, and infrastructure systems through the application of advanced technologies.

    Host: Brett Malone
    Editor and Producer: Becca Halm 

    • 29 min
    Lab on a Chip: How to Shrink Diagnostics

    Lab on a Chip: How to Shrink Diagnostics

    Learn more about 3-D printing, lab on a chip, and building your business products from Skyphos Technologies Founder and CEO, Elliot McAllister.

    Skyphos Technologies focuses on solving the manufacturing and technology gap for lab-on-a-chip technologies by bringing ultra-small resolutions and micro-3D printing to the biotech industry.  A Virginia Tech graduate, Elliot's career has been molded by engineering and management experiences. Elliot has experience in manufacturing, R&D, robotics, drug discovery, biomedical research, and more.

    Host: Brett Malone
    Editor and Producer: Becca Halm 

    • 40 min

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