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The Monday Seminar Series is presented every Monday at noon during the academic year in the auditorium at 711 Washington Street, Boston, 02111.

Each week a prominent scientist presents their latest research focused on nutrition and aging. The Monday Seminar series, open to the public, is designed to bring together faculty and students from the Tufts Health Sciences campus with others in the greater Boston biomedical research community, including scientists, clinical researchers and nutrition practitioners.

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

Spring  2018 Monday Seminars:

Jan. 22, 2018      
Samuel Myers, M.D.  
Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Planetary Health and Nutrition: How disrupting Earth’s natural systems impacts human nutrition
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Jan, 29, 2018    
Tom Brenna, Ph.D.   
Professor of Pediatrics, of Chemistry, and of Human Nutrition
Dell Medical School
University of Texas at Austin
Oil Processing and Cardiovascular Health. Emerging Evidence and Speculation

Feb. 5, 2018       
Jim Schwob, M.D., Ph.D.        
Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology
Sackler Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University       
Acquiring Poietic License: Neurogenesis and its Regulation in the Mammalian Olfactory Epithelium

Feb. 12, 2018     
Miguel Alonso Alonso, M.D., Ph.D.   
Director, Laboratory of Bariatric and Nutritional Neuroscience
Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center      
Reprogramming meals and brains: applications in human eating behavior and obesity

Feb. 19, 2018   
President's Day  - No seminar                

Feb. 26, 2018
Ji-Young Lee, Ph.D., FAHA    
Professor of Molecular Nutrition
Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Connecticut    
Novel Effect of Astaxanthin on the Modulation of Histone Deacetylases and Metabotypes in Hepatic Stellate Cells for the Prevention and Therapy for Liver Fibrosis

March 5, 2018        
Lois Smith, M.D., Ph.D.          
Professor of Ophthalmology,
Harvard Medical School
Boston Children's Hospital
Omega 3, 6, long chain polyunstatuated fatty acids and retinopathy

March 12, 2018    
LaDora Thompson, Ph.D.     
Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Boston University   
Fighting Sarcopenia: One protein at a time 

March 19, 2018
Spring Break  - No seminar         

March 26, 2018   
Edward T. Kipreos, Ph.D.
Professor of Cellular Biology
Department of Genetics University of Georgia     
A functional link between mitochondrial morphology and extended lifespan in C. elegans

April 2, 2018        
Walter Willett, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Diet and Health: Updates on Methods and Findings

April 9, 2018
Snehal Chaudhari, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Biological Chemistry and Molecular PharmacologyHarvard Medical School
Folates as signaling molecules in C. elegans germ stem cells and neurons


April 16, 2018 
Patriot's Day- No seminar            

April 23, 2018  
Patrick Catalano, M.D.     
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mother Infant Research Institute
Tufts University School of Medicine
Maternal obesity, short and long-term metabolic risks for mothers and their children

April 30, 2018
Student Research from Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition Program  
Townsend Benard
Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology & Sarcopenia Lab
Role of Differential miRNA Expression Profiles on Anabolic Capacity Throughout the Life-Course

John Griffin
Obesity & Metabolism Lab
Deficiency of Intestinal Acyl-CoA Synthetase 5 Protects Against Diet Induced Obesity

Jennifer Kelly
Vitamin K Lab
The Role of Lipids in Vitamin K Metabolism