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. When available, links to the presentations are provided. Click here to access past seminars. Please share any suggestions for future speakers here.

Spring 2016 Monday Seminars:

Talk: Ossabaw Model of Diet Induced Atherosclerosis: Hogwash or Truffles?
Nirupa Matthan, Ph.D.
Scientist I, Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory,HNRCA

Jan. 25
Talk: Role of Nutrition in the Prevention of Heart Failure: Opportunities and Challenges
Luc Djoussé, M.D., Sc.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Research, Division of Aging, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Feb. 1
Talk: Adaptive Responses to Hypoxia and Reductive Stress in the Vasculature
Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D.
Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Feb. 8
Talk: Molecular Basis for Dietary Chemoprevention of Cancer
Robert Chapkin, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Distinguished Professor, Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases, Texas A&M University

Feb. 22
Talk: Vitamin D and Bone Health
Meryl Leboff, M.D.
Director of the Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center and Bone Density Unit Endocrine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Feb. 29
Talk: From Neon to HDL: A Brief History of Isotopes, Mass Spectrometry and Nutrition
Gregory Dolnikowski, Ph.D.
Scientist I, Mass Spectrometry, HNRCA
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Mar. 7
Talk: Genetics and Genomics of Sugar-induced Metabolic Disease, from Animal to Humans
1) Nicola McKeown, Ph.D.
Scientist I, Nutritional Epidemiology, HNRCA
2) Mark Herman
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Mar. 21
Talk: MicroRNAS and Cardiovascular Diseases
Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine

Mar. 28
Talk: Polyphenols and Health: What happens when nutritionists, epidemiologists, and biochemists work together
Eric B. Rimm, Sc.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
Director, Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

April 25
Talk: Biomarkers of Environmental Enteropathy and Malnutrition: Impact, Mechanisms and Pathways to Solutions
Richard L. Guerrant, M.D.
Founding Director, Center for Global Health
Thomas Harrison Hunter Professor of International Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine

May 2
Sue Roberts, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Scientist, Energy Metabolism Lab, HNRCA
A Pilot Study of Dietary Behavior Change and Weight Control in the Worksite

Oliver Chen, Ph.D.
Interim Director and Senior Scientist,  Antioxidants Research Lab, HNRCA
The effect of microbial metabolites of polyphenols on innate immunity

Christina Reginaldo
Graduate Student, Vitamin Metabolism Lab, HNRCA
Functional vitamin B6 deficiency & tryptophan degradation in inflammation

May 9
Irfan Rahman, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
Circadian molecular clock in chronic lung disease