NUSC Seminar Series

Spring 2022

Seminar Series will be held on Fridays from 11 am -12 noon, virtually (WebEx) where indicated:

Date & Format Speaker & Topic

(WebEx )

Kay Gruder, M.Ed (Assistant Director, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Services and Programs, UConn)

Title: Writing a Strategic CV and Résumé



Ramine Alexander, PhD, MPH (Associate Professor, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

Title: “Utilizing a CBPR Approach to Address Childhood Obesity in Rural NC”

Host: Dr. Blackman Carr



Mark Miller, PhD (Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Title: “Skeletal muscle function from the whole body to the myosin molecule: Effects of age, sex and exercise”

Host: Dr. Rodriguez



Philip Karl, PhD, RD (Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine)

Tentative Title: Battlefield microbiome; military stress, diet and the gut microbiome

Host: Dr. Rodriguez



Erin Stomberg, PhD, RD (Military Performance Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine)

Title: Food Product Development for the Military: Challenges and


Host: Dr. Lee



No Seminar


Taoran Wang, PhD (Biopolymer scientist in Beyond Meat)

Title: Biopolymers-based materials as a sustainable solution for food industry

Host: Dr. Luo



Yanlin Wang, MD, PhD (Professor and Chief, Division of Nephrology, UConn Health)

Title: The role of Hippo-Yap signaling in fibroblast activation and kidney fibrosis

Host: Dr. Lee



Yi Wang (Graduate Student, NUSC, UConn)

Title: Chitin and Chitosan Derived from Marine Crustacean Shell Waste Treated by Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents

Host: Dr. Luo



Abhinav Upadhyay, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, UConn)

Title: Application of nanotechnology for controlling foodborne pathogens

Host: Dr. Luo