Past Seminar Series Speakers


2015 Speakers

Timothy Moran, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine September 25, 2015 CCK and GLP-1 in the regulation of food intake

Dr. Timothy Moran

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

CCK and GLP-1 in the regulation of food intake

September 25, 2015

Patricia Brubaker, PhD Departments of Physiology and Medicine  University of Toronto September 21, 2015 Novel pathways determining glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion

Dr. Patricia Brubaker

Departments of Physiology and Medicine 
University of Toronto

Novel pathways determining glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion

September 21, 2015


2014 Speakers

Dr. Daniel Porte Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism UC San Diego School of Medicine June 10, 2014 “Forty Years of Progress in Diabetes Research.”

Dr. Daniel Porte

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism 
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Forty Years of Progress in Diabetes Research

June 10, 2014

Dr. Thomas Lutz Institute of Veterinary Physiology University of Zurich June 5, 2014 “Mechanisms of Weight Loss and Improved Glucose Homeostasis after Bariatric Surgery.”

Dr. Thomas Lutz

Institute of Veterinary Physiology 
University of Zurich

Mechanisms of Weight Loss and Improved Glucose Homeostasis after Bariatric Surgery

June 5, 2014

Dr. Robert Ryan Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute December 4, 2014 “Apolipoprotein A-V: a novel and potent modulator of plasma triacylglycerol homeostasis.”

Dr. Robert Ryan

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute 

Apolipoprotein A-V: a novel and potent modulator of plasma triacylglycerol homeostasis

December 4, 2014


2013 Speakers

Timothy Moran, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine September 25, 2015 CCK and GLP-1 in the regulation of food intake

Dr. Eric Yen

Department of Nutritional Sciences 
Unviersity of Wisconsin–Madison

Intestinal triacylglycerol metabolism and systemic energy balance

November 18, 2013

Dr. Dongsheng Cai

Dr. Dongsheng Cai

Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hypothalamic inflammation, autophagy and degeneration in metabolic syndrome

October 3, 2013

Dr. Frank M. Sacks, MD

Dr. Frank M. Sacks, MD

Department of Nutrition
Harvard School of Public Health

Apolipoprotein C-III: from epidemiology to metabolism to basic science

June 13, 2013

Dr. Guoyao Wu

Dr. Guoyao Wu

Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University

Amino acid metabolism in the small intestine: implications for nutrition and health

April 4, 2013


2012 Speakers

Dr. Barry Levin

Dr. Fayez K. Ghishan

Department of Pediatrics
University of Arizona Medical Center

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Bench to Bedside

December 20, 2012

Dr. Barry Levin

Dr. Barry Levin

Department of Neurosciences
New Jersey Medical School

Metabolic sensing neurons and the regulation of energy homeostasis

November 14, 2012

Dr. Craig Nunemaker

Dr. Craig Nunemaker

Department of Medicine
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Linking obesity, low-grade inflammation, and the decline of the beta-cell

October 11, 2012

Dr. Ofer Reizes

Dr. Ofer Reizes

Department of Cell Biology
Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Obesity tips the scales on breast cancer: a role for the adipokine leptin in cancer stem cells

October 5, 2012

Dr. David H. Wasserman

Dr. David H. Wasserman

Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University

Role of Extramyocellular Events in Regulation of Muscle Glucose Uptake

August 2, 2012

Dr. Jason K. Kim

Dr. Jason K. Kim

Department of Medicine, Endocrine Division
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Role of Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes

March 21, 2012


2011 Speakers

Dr. Linda Rinaman

Dr. Linda Rinaman

Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Hindbrain noradrenergic A2 neurons: diverse roles in autonomic, endocrine, cognitive, and behavioral functions

August 18, 2011


2010 Speakers

Dr. Janet Sparks

Dr. Janet Sparks

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Rochester Medical Center

Insights into the Complexity of VLDL Metabolic Pathways.

April 1, 2010

Dr. Gregory Gores

Dr. Gregory Gores

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mayo Clinic

Lipotoxicity and Human Liver Disease

March 26, 2010

Dr. Mitchell Roitman

Dr. Mitchell Roitman

Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago

Two sides to every story; real-time encoding of reward and aversion in mesolimbic circuitry

January 7, 2010



2009 Speakers

Dr. Hiroko Nishimura

Dr. Hiroko Nishimura

Department of Physiology
University of Tennessee HSC

Developmental origins of impaired body fluid balance: Unique avian models

October 16, 2009

Dr. Judith Korner

Dr. Judith Korner

Department of Medicine
Columbia University

Effects of Low Calorie Diet and Bariatric Surgery on Gut Hormones and Insulin Sensitivity

October 1, 2009

Dr. Streamson Chua

Dr. Streamson Chua

Departments of Medicine & Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Leptin Independent Regulation of Ingestion and Adiposity

August 10, 2009

Dr. Spencer Proctor

Dr. Spencer Proctor

Division of Human Nutrition
University of Alberta

Physiological relevance of intestinal chylomicron over production during insulin resistance to CVD using the JCR:LA-cp rat

August 6, 2009

Dr. Alan Watts

Dr. Alan Watts

Neuroscience Program & Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California

The Beginning and the End of Anorexia: Insights from Thirsty Rats

April 24, 2009

Dr. Gary Schwartz

Dr. Gary Schwartz

Departments of Medicine & Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Distributed Nutrient Sensing in the Control of Energy Balance

January 30, 2009