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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 2020 Monday Seminars:

Jan. 27, 2020
The relation of weight history to metabolic efficiency and weight loss outcomes
Michael Lowe, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Drexel University

Feb. 2
Diet vs. exercise: Does hyperglycemia inhibit the health benefits of aerobic training?
Sarah Lessard, Ph.D.
Assistant Investigator, Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research
Joslin Diabetes Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical

Feb. 24
Metabolomics of dietary intake and chronic disease outcomes: Results, successes, and challenges
Casey Rebholz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Department of Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mar. 2
Novel Biomarkers of Biological Age in the Health and Retirement Study
Jessica Faul, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

Mar. 9
Biomarkers of Aging and Disease
Morgan Levine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Epidemiology
Yale School of Medicine


Mar. 23
Nutritional interventions to reduce Alzheimer's disease risk via gut-brain axis
Dr. Ai-Ling Lin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky

Mar. 30
Protein, acid-base balance in the diet, and the potential effect on skeletal muscle in older adults
Lisa Ceglia, M.D.

Apr. 6
Title to come
Daniel Promislow, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Canine Longevity Consortium
University of Washington

Apr. 13
Title to come
Tong Zheng, Ph.D.

Apr. 27

May 4
Examination of Diet Quality and Statin Treatment on Jejunum Transcriptome in the Ossabaw Miniature Pig
Simon Ye
Cardiovascular Nutrition Lab, HNRCA
Ph.D. Candidate at Friedman School of Nutrition and Science and Policy

Epigenome-wide Association Study Reveals a Molecular Signature of Response to Phylloquinone Supplementation
Jen Kelly
Vitamin K Lab, HNRCA
Ph.D. Candidate at Friedman School of Nutrition and Science and Policy

Kenny Westerman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital