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