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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 2019 Monday Seminars:

Sept. 9, 2019
Tribute to Dr. Irwin Rosenberg

Irwin Rosenberg, M.D.
Senior Scientist, Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Professor, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Sept. 16, 2019
Dietary micronutrients enhance neuronal connectivity and brain function
Thomas Biederer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine

Sept. 23, 2019
Food for thought: 25 years from the lab to the clinic
Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D.
Research Psychologist, Agricultural Research Service, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University

Oct. 28, 2019
The VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL): VITAL Evidence for Effects of Vitamin D on Bone Health and Falls
Meryl LaBoff, M.D.
BWH Distinguished Chair in Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, Skeletal Health and Osteoporosis Center
Director, Bone Density Unit
Chief, Calcium and Bone Section

Nov. 4, 2019
Nutritional cognitive neuroscience

Aron Keith Barbey, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Center for Brain Plasticity, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nov. 18, 2019
Metabolic benefits of dietary protein restriction
James Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Nov. 25, 2019
HNRCA Awards

Dec. 2, 2019
HNRCA Student Research Award Presentations
Recipients/speakers to be announced

Simon Ye, Ph.D. candidate, Cardiovascular Nutrition Lab
Examination of Diet Quality and Statin Treatment on Jejunum Transcriptome in the Ossabaw Miniature Pig

Jen Kelly, Ph.D. candidate, Vitamin K Laboratory
Kenny Westerman, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow, Mass. General HospitalEpigenome-Wide Association Study Reveals a Molecular Signature of Response to Phylloquinone Supplementation

Dec. 9, 2019
Loss of muscle strength as precursor to dismobility: a reconsideration of the sarcopenia construct
Thomas Travison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Biostatistics and Data Sciences and Co-Director, Interventional Studies in Aging Center, Marcus Institutes for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife