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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.

Fall  2017 Monday Seminars:

Liping Zhao, Ph.D.
Professor and Eveleigh-Fenton Chair of Applied Microbiology
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Dissecting the Contribution of Gut Microbiome to Human Metabolic Phenotypes with Metagenomics, Metabolomics Integrated Strategy

Chad Borges, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Honors Program Faculty
The Biodesign Institute – Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Arizona State University
Glycan Node Analysis: Targeted, Bottom-Up Glycomics for Detecting and Monitoring Cancer

Stephen O’Keefe, M.D., MSc
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
How diet alters the colonic microbiome and how that impacts on colorectal cancer risk         

Scott Smith, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Nutritionist and Manager for Nutritional Biochemistry
NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
How Nutrition Fuels Human Space Flight

David Klurfeld, Ph.D.
National Program Leader
USDA-ARS program in Human Nutrition Research
WHO Says Eating Red Meat Causes Cancer

James Joseph Memorial Lecture
Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Nutrition Research and Clinical Nutrition Research Center
Institute for Food Safety and Health
Illinois Institute of Technology

Sheldon Rowan, Ph.D.
Scientist II and Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Vision Research Laboratory
Mechanisms relating glycemic stress to age-related macular degeneration

25th Anniversary Lecture

Sarah Booth, Ph.D.
Interim Center Director
Senior Scientist and Director
Vitamin K Laboratory
Vitamin K: 25 years of opportunity and discovery

Joint Seminar with Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tom Baldwin, Ph.D.
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Professor of Biochemistry
University of California at Riverside
Added responsibilities of the twenty-first century scientist

Christopher J. Hernandez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University
Adjunct Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery
The Microbiome and Musculoskeletal Disease

Mary Bouxsein, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Bone strength in normal and diabetic seniors