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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 2018 Monday Seminars:

Oct. 1, 2018
Synucleinopathies in movement disorders: Do we know what we are studying and are we studying the correct disease? "The Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Neurological

Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D.
The Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Neurological Sciences Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Research Center for Brain Repair
Section Head, Neuroscience
Rush University Medical Center

Oct. 8, 2018
NO LECTURE/Columbus Day

Oct. 15, 2018
CANCELLED
Please check back for rescheduled date


Oct. 22, 2018
Oxytocin in human states of over and undernutrition
Elizabeth Lawson, M.D.
Director, Interdisciplinary Oxytocin Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Oct. 25, 2018 (Special Lecture)
NIH-wide strategic plan on nutrition research

Christopher Lynch, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Nutrition Research
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Nov. 5, 2018
Phytochemical carotenoids, SIRT1 and chronic disease prevention

Xiang-Dong Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Center Director and Senior Scientist
Director, Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory
JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

Nov. 12, 2018
NO LECTURE/Veteran's Day

Nov. 19, 2018
Control of cholesterol homeostasis by the vitamin K synthetic enzyme UBIAD1
Russell Debose-Boyd, Ph.D.
Beatrice and Miguel Elias Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science
Department of Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Nov. 26, 2018
NO LECTURE/Thanksgiving break

Dec. 3, 2018
Autophagy and regulation of metabolism
Rajat Singh, M.D., M.B.B.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dec. 10, 2018 (Joint seminar with the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences)
Age-associated, vitamin E-reversible inflammatory damage during pneumococcal lung infection

John Leong, MD, PhD
Edith Rieva and Hyman S. Trilling Professor
Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Tufts University School of Medicine