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Seminar Series

Spring 2017

Seminar Series will be held on Mondays at 11:00am in Room 219 in Roy E. Jones Building, 3624 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • Jan 23

    Gregory Norris, NUSC Graduate Student, “Intestinal lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase 3 (Lpcat3) plays a key role in lipid absorption”

  • Jan 30

    Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, PhD, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine, “Lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis: novel Insights into plaque formation”

  • Feb 6

    Minkyung Bae, MS, NUSC Graduate Student, “The role of mitochondria in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”

  • Feb 13

    Rebecca Haeusler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Columbia University, “Hepatic FoxO regulation of cholesterol metabolism”

  • Feb 20

    Rebecca Heller, RD, NUSC Graduate Student, “Evidence of effective interventions for early childhood obesity prevention”

  • Feb 27

    Jason White, PhD, Vice Director, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, “Engineered nanomaterials in agriculture: implications and applications”

  • Mar 6

    M. Mahmood Hussain, PhD, Director of Diabetes and Obesity Research Center, Winthrop University Hospital, “MicroRNAs to treat hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis”

  • Mar 13

    No Seminar - Spring Break

  • Mar 20

    Melissa Melough, RD, NUSC Graduate Student, “Influence of inorganic phosphorus intake on bone mineral metabolism”

  • Mar 27

    Kepeng Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Immunology, UConn Health Center, “Regulation of cancer-associated inflammation and immunity by IL-23 and IL-17”

  • Apr 3

    Blanka Rogina, PhD, Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, UConn Health Center, “Indy reduction maintains fly health and homeostasis”

  • Apr 10

    George Wu, MD, PhD, Director of Hepatology Section, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, UConn Health Center, “Targeted transplantation of mitochondria to hepatocytes”

  • Apr 17

    Molika Chea, MS, CHES, NUSC Graduate Student, Dissertation Defense, “Examining factors that may prevent low-income families from meeting the Dietary Guidelines for consuming fruits, vegetables, and whole grains”

  • Apr 24

    No Seminar - EB Meeting

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