NUSC Seminar Series

FALL 2020

Seminar Series will be held virtually on Fridays from 11 am -12 noon

September 4

Ming Xu, Center of Aging, Medical School, UConn: “Targeting p21Cip1-highly-expressing cells in adipose tissue alleviates insulin resistance with obesity”                            

September 11

Minu S. Thomas, PhD student: “Strategies to modulate microbiota in metabolic syndrome”

September 17

No seminar - 50th Anniversary Celebration of NUSC Department

September 25

Floyd H Chilton, Professor, University of Arizona: “Impact of Gene-Diet Interactions on Fatty Acid Metabolism and Human Disease:  A Potential Pathogenetic Basis for Racial/Ethnic Disparities”

October 2

Alyssa Hasty, Professor,Vanderbilt: “Macrophages as ‘Ferrostats’ in Adipose Tissue”

October 9

Caitlin Caspi, ScD, Director of Food Security Initiatives, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor,Allied Health Sciences:  “Policy and partnership-driven Interventions to address diet-related health disparities”

October 16

Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, RD: “Translating Recommended Protein Intakes for Sports Performance to Improved Health and Longevity” 

October 23

Hyunju Kang, PhD student: "Sex differences in alcohol-induced liver injury”

October 30

Liya Anto, PhD student: “The role of gut microbiome in colorectal cancer”

November 6

Minu S. Thomas, PhD student (Prospectus defense): “Effects of whole egg intake as part of a plant-based diet on inflammation and dyslipidemias in subjects with metabolic syndrome”

November 13

Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Associate Dean, CAHNR: “Attenuating virulence in enteric pathogens using phytochemicals”

November 20

Marissa DiBella, MS student: “Effects of egg intake or choline supplementation on dyslipidemias, inflammation and glucose metabolism in subjects with metabolic syndrome”

November 27

No seminar - Thanksgiving


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