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Each Monday at 12 noon Eastern Time, a prominent research scientist throughout the country working on topics related to aging and nutrition presents their latest research through the HNRCA Monday Seminar Series.  The lecture series is specifically designed to bring researchers, faculty, and students together for learning and lively discussion. Still, the lectures are open to members of the public interested in learning about current research topics taking place in aging and nutrition.

The Fall 2020 lecture series focused on research from investigators representing the Tufts  University community focused on nutrition and aging. Stay tuned for the spring schedule.


Fall 2020 Monday Seminars:

Sept. 21 
Molecular signatures of longevity
Paola Sebastiani, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Quantitative Methods and Data Science, Institute for Clinical
Research and Health policy Studies
 Director of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Center (BERD), Tufts CTSI
 Fellow of Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC)
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Sept. 28

Oct. 5
Statistics in nutrition research
Kathryn Barger, Ph.D.
Senior Biostatistician
Biostatistics and Data Management Unit
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Oct. 12

Oct. 19
Astrocytes in the aging brain
Chris Dulla, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Tufts University School of Medicine

Oct. 26
Nutrition and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Paul Jacques, D.Sc.
Lead Scientist, Senior Scientist
Nutritional Epidemiology Team
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Nov. 2   
Application of human neural stem cells for nutrient testing
Tong Zheng, Ph.D.    
Scientist I
Neuroscience and Aging Team

Nov. 9
Role of omega-3 fatty acids in chronic inflammation-related diseases
Stefania Lamon-Fava, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientist I
Cardiovascular Nutrition Team

Nov. 16
More than a gut feeling: modulation of Drosophila lifespan with Parabacteriodes distasonis
Mitch McVey, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
School of Arts & Sciences
Tufts University

Nov. 23
Protein, acid base balance in the diet, and the potential effect on sketletal muscle in older adults
Lisa Ceglia, M.D.
Scientist II, Bone Metabolism team, HNRCA
Director, Metabolic Bone Diseases Clinic, Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
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