NUSC Seminar Series

Fall 2023

Seminar Series will be held on Fridays from 11:10 am-12:10 pm in Jones 219. Refreshments will be served from 10:45 am. The seminar may be joined virtually via this Webex link. There are more options to join down below.

Date Speaker and Topic
Sept 1 Fall 23 New NUSC GA Orientation & Welcome Reception

11:15am GA orientation, 12:00pm GEU meeting & 12:30pm welcome reception/luncheon

Sept 8 Beth Settje, Associate Director of UConn Center for Career Development (Graduate Students only)
Sept 15 Dr. Roger Figueroa, Assistant Professor in Social and Behavioral Science in Nutrition, Cornell University “Promoting nutrition security through community-centered action”
Sept 22 Dr. Daniel Rosenberg, Professor of Medicine, UConn Health
“Can we manipulate the gut microbiome for cancer prevention?”
Sept 29 Chelsea Garcia, Graduate Student “The role of microbial sphingolipids in host health”
Oct 6 Dr. Nora Khaldi, Founder and CEO at Nuritas Ltd “Using an artificial intelligence to drive the discovery of intelligent functional ingredients – from discovery to human validation”
Oct 13 Dr. Zhaohui Tong, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering “Self-assembly of low-cost bio resources for functional nanomaterials to improve food safety”
Oct 20 Dr. Francesco Celi, Professor of Medicine, UConn Health “Role of thermogenic fat in humane energy metabolism”
Oct 27 Dr. Delores James, Associate Professor, Department of Health Education & Behavior, University of Florida “Blackness, Digital Health Research, and Trust”

*Virtual meeting*

Nov 3 Dr. Kristin Rubin, Global Head of Nutrition, KIND & Nature’s Bakery “Translating nutrition research in the global regulatory framework: How to ensure scalable impact”
Nov 10 Dr. Jerold Mande, CEO of Nourish Science, Adjunct Professor of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health “Americans are living shorter, sicker lives. Is our food to blame and how do we fix it?”
Nov 17 Yidan Zhang, Graduate Student “Valorization of natural biopolymers for food packaging and nutritional supplements”
Nov 21 No seminar: Thanksgiving break
Dec 1 Dr. Rahul Kanadia, Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, UConn “Impact of embryonic development on postnatal feeding behavior and energy homeostasis”

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