Past Seminars

Past Seminars: 2012, 2011, 2010

May 2012

Worksite Interventions for Weight Control Susan Roberts, Ph.D. and Sai Das, Ph.D.
Energy Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA
Energy Balance and Cancer Prevention: Mechanistic Insights from Transdisciplinary Studies Stephen Hursting, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
MicroRNAs: Changing the Molecular Nutrition Landscap Jose Ordovas, Ph.D.
Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, HNRCA

April 2012

Understanding Omega-3 Fatty Acid Function through Lipidomics Analysis of the Macrophage and Plasma Lipidomes Ed Dennis, Ph.D.
University of California

March 2012

SIRT1 Signaling, Inflammation, and Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Min You, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders Anthony Monaco, M.D., Ph.D.
Tufts University
HIV and Aging Simin Meydani, D.V.M, Ph.D.,Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, HNRCA
Christine Wanke, M.D., Nutrition and Infection Unit, Tufts School of Medicine
Regulation of regional adipose tissue lipolysis and direct FFA storage in vivo? Implications for body fat distribution in humans Michael Jensen, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic

February 2012

Tools to Measure Muscle Performance: Why Muscle Power Matters to Nutrition and Aging Roger Fielding, Ph.D.
Nutrition Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia (NEPS)Laboratory, HNRCA
Frailty, Muscle Loss and Water Homeostasis in the Nursing Home Joseph Kehayias, Ph.D.
Body Composition Laboratory, HNRCA
Epigenetics, diet, and cancer prevention: mechanistic studies of HDAC turnover and recovery Roderick Dashwood, Ph.D.
Linus Pauling Institute
May 2011
Human Cancer Epigenetics Manel Esteller, Ph.D.

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)

Epigenetics, Aging and Cancer Prevention: The Nutrient Connection Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D.

University of Albama at Birmingham

Novel approaches for epigenomic analysis Paul Soloway, Ph.D.

Cornell University

HNRCA Awards Ceremony

April 2011

DNA methylation dynamics during immune cell activation Paul Wade, Ph.D.


Coordinated chromatin control: Structural and functional linkage of DNA and histone methylation Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D.

Emory University

March 2011

Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms controlling drug metabolism variability and steroid hormone receptor function Gavin Schnitzler, Ph.D.

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

New insights into cancer causation and prognosis from whole genome analysis of the cancer “methylome” Judith Christman, Ph.D.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Epigenetic and transgenerational programming effects of maternal obesity: more reasons to blame mom Tracy Bale, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Causes and consequences of microRNA dysregulation in cancer Carlo Croce, M.D.

Ohio State University

February 2011

Epigenetic interface between nutrition and health Sang Woon Choi, Ph.D.

Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, HNRCA

December 2010

Navigating the Maze of Old Age Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D.

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

November 2010

Brain Imaging and Functional Connectivity Studies of the Chemical Senses in Older Adults and Alzheimer’s Disease Patients Claire Murphy, Ph.D.

San Diego State University

Central mechanisms underlying the anorexigenic effects of brain-derived neurotrophic factor Maribel Rios, Ph.D.

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

Frontiers in Enteric Neuroscience Emeran A. Mayer, M.D.

David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles

Sweet Memories: The Impact of Diabetes on the Aging Brain Geert Jan Biessels, M.D.

Rudolf Magnus Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands

October 2010

The 1st Annual James A. Joseph Lecture in Nutrition and Neurocognition
Evolution of the Concept of Calorie Restriction Mimetics
Don Ingram, Ph.D.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University

Developmental Programming of Hypothalamic Feeding Circuits Sebastien G. Bouret, Ph.D.

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California and The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

TBD Teresa Liu-Ambrose, P.T., Ph.D.

University of British Columbia

Dr. James Sadowski Memorial Vitamin K Symposium John W. Suttie, Ph.D., Guylaine Ferland, Ph.D., Kyla Shea, Ph.D.

September 2010

Transgenerational Effects of an Enriched Environment on Signaling Pathways Involved in Memory Formation Larry Feig, Ph.D.

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

Dr. Larry Feig Podcast from the 2010 HNRCA Fall Seminar Series

Nutrition and the Aging Brain: Hardening of the Arteries after All? Irwin J. Rosenberg, MD

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

Dr. Irwin Rosenberg Podcast from the 2010 HNRCA Fall Seminar Series

Noteworthy Interactions of Music and the Brain Jamshed J. Bharucha, Ph.D.

Office of the Provost, Tufts University

Dr. Jamshed Bharucha Podcast from the 2010 HNRCA Fall Seminar Series

Dr. Jamshed Bharucha Presentation from the 2010 HNRCA Fall Seminar Series

August 2010

Sex differences in energy-regulating hormones and appetite in response to exercise and inactivity Brooke Hasson

Obesity Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA

Centrally located body fat is associated with lower bone mineral density in older Puerto Ricans Shilpa Bhupathiraju

Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory, HNRCA

The MHC Class I Gene FAT10/UBD is a Novel Regulator of Obesity Associated Inflammation and Insulin Resistance Jason DeFuria

Obesity Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA

Housekeeping in Brain: Role of Berry and Walnut Extracts in Autophage Shibu Poulose

Neuroscience Laboratory, HNRCA

The Role of TWEAK / Fn14 Signaling in the Inflammatory and Metabolic Response to Diet Induced Obesity Grace Bennett

Obesity amd Metabolism Lab

Vitamin A Value of Spirulina – an Intervention Study on Chinese Children Lei Li

Carotenoids and Health Laboratory, HNRCA

The Mediterranean Diet and Incident Diabetes in the Framingham Offspring Adela Hruby

Nutritional Epidemiology Laboratory, HNRCA

ApoA1-C3-A4-A5/Cluster: cross-talk between Inflammation and Lipid Metabolism Jian Shen

Nutritional Genomics Laboratory, HNRCA

The enzymatic conversion of phylloquinone to menaquinone-4 Ala Al Rajabi

Vitamin K Laboratory, HNRCA

Mobility and Cognition in Aging: Toward Blueberry Assessment in Older Adults Marshall Miller

Neuroscience Laboratory, HNRCA

July 2010

OVX and HFD Models of Obesity: Differential Effects on Metabolism Vicki Viera Potter

Obesity Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA

Telomere length and folate Ligi Paul

Vitamin Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA

Glycemic Index: A Dietary Intervention to Delay Age-Related Macular Degeneration Karen McGuigan Weikel

Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory, HNRCA

The Effect of Aging and Wolfberry Supplementation on Splenocyte DNA Methylation During Influenza Infection Lara Park

Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, HNRCA

June 2010

Inflammation and prostate cancer John S. Witte, Ph.D.

University of California, San Francisco

Maternal B-vitamin supplementation from preconception through weaning suppresses intestinal tumorigenesis among offspring in the Apc+/1638N mouse Eric D. Ciappio

Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, HNRCA

Improved obesity-induced insulin resistance in mice lacking Tumor Progression Locus 2 (TPL2) Yunkyoung Lee

Obesity Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA

Hepcidin in elderly Ecuadorians: A link between inflammation, BMI, and iron status Carlota Dao

Nutritional Immunology Laboratory, HNRCA

Inhibition of Adiposity and Atherosclerosis by Curcumin Syeda Tahira Hasan

Vascular Biology Laboratory,HNRCA

May 2010

Obesity-associated Inflammation, Wnt pathway and Colorectal Cancer Zhenhua Liu

Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, HNRCA

Enhanced T-cell Priming in Obesity-Associated Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Remodeling Katherine Strissel

Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory, HNRCA

TBA HNRCA Hot Topics
The sterile inflammatory response Kenneth Rock, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

HNRCA Awards Presentation

April 2010

Targeting the human microbiome with probiotics and prebiotics the latest developments Delphine Saulnier, PhD

Baylor University

March 2010

“Berryfruits, Nuts and Brain Aging: Do the Forest Animals Actually Have it Right?” Jim Joseph, PhD

Tufts University

Dr. Jim Joseph Podcast from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Jim Joseph presentation from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

“Dietary Carbohydrates, Oral Health and Systemic Disease” Philippe P. Hujoel, PhD, DDS

University of Washington

Dr. Philippe Hujoel Podcast from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Philippe Hujoel presentation from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

“Age-related Macular Degeneration: The molecular link between oxidative damage, tissue specific inflammation and outer retinal pathology” Joe G. Hollyfield, PhD

Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Joe Hollyfield presentation from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

Obesity, Inflammation and Atherosclerosis Peter Libby, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Peter Libby Podcast from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Peter Libby presentation from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

Inflammation and Frailty Jeremy D. Walston, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Jeremy Walston Podcast from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Jeremy Walston presentation from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

February 2010

Inflammation, Aging and Influenza Stefan Gravenstein,MD

Brown University

Dr. Stefan Gravenstein Podcast from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

Inflammation and Sarcopenia Steven E. Shoelson, MD, PhD

Joslin Diabetes Center

Dr. Steven Shoelson Podcast from the HNRCA Spring Seminar Series

“Nutrition and age-associated inflammation: implications for disease prevention” Simin N. Meydani,DVM, PhD

Tufts University

January 2010

“In-utero Programming: Maternal Origins, Short and Long Term Consequences” Patrick M. Catalano,M.D.

Case Western Reserve University

Systems approach to inflammation resolution: identification of novel anti-inflammatory and pro-resolving mediators Charles N. Serhan, PhD

Brigham & Women’s Hospital