Monday Seminar Series

The HNRCA Weekly Seminars are held during Fall and Spring semesters on Mondays in the HNRCA Mezzanine Auditorium at 12 noon followed by a student and post-doc luncheon or other reception as noted. Click here to access past seminars.
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Fall 2015  Monday Seminars:

Sept. 14
Talk: Understanding the mechanism of extracellular matrix mineralization in ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ tissues
Monzur Murshed, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Sept. 21
Talk: SirT1 mediates adaptation to chronic stress and resistance to chronic disease
Michael McBurney,  Ph.D
Senior Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Sept. 28
Talk: Inflammation and Atherosclerosis: Why Conduct the CIRT and CANTOS Trials
Paul M. Ridker, M.D. MPH
Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Oct. 5
Talk: Incorporating systems biology into observational and interventional studies to excavate and understand gene-diet interactions
Simin Liu, Ph.D
Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Medicine, Brown University

Oct. 19
Talk: Dietary glycemic index: Reappraisal of effects on risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes
Frank M. Sacks, M.D.
Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Nutrition Department, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Oct. 26
Talk: Micronutrients and cancer prevention: lessons learned from Goldilocks
Joel Mason, M.D.
Senior Scientist and Laboratory Director Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory
HNRCA at Tufts

Nov. 2
Talk: Lifestyle behavior change and health-related quality of life  
Jack Rejeski, Ph.D
Thurman D. Kitchin Professor of Health and Exercise Science, Director of the Behavioral Physiology Laboratory, Wake Forest University

Nov. 9
Talk: Empowering Normal Cells Against Cancer
Vivek Rangenkar, Ph.D
Professor and Alfred Cohen Chair in Oncology Research, Associate Director, Markey Cancer Center, Markey Program Co-Leader, Cancer Biology & Signaling, University of Kentucky

Nov. 16
Talk: Recent advances in fighting muscle wasting and sarcopenia
Ronenn Roubenoff, MD
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Nov. 23
Talk: The acid-base balance of the diet – implications for bone and muscle
Bess Dawson-Hughes, MD
Senior Scientist and Director, Bone Metabolism Laboratory
HNRCA at Tufts

Nov. 30
Talk: Reflections on 25 years of nutritional immunology research
Dayong Wu, M.D., Ph.D
Scientist I and Associate Professor, Nutritional Immunology Laboratory
HNRCA at Tufts

Dec. 7
Talk: Resting energy expenditure
Dympna Gallagher, Ed.D
Associate Professor of Nutritional Medicine, Columbia University

Dec. 14
Talk: Novel Mechanisms Regulating Exercise Effects on Metabolism
Laurie Goodyear, Ph.D
Senior Investigator and Head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor in Medicine,  Harvard Medical School