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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.

Registration is required for each Zoom seminar. Please register here.


Spring 2021 Monday Seminars:

February 1
Harnessing Controlled Feeding Trials to Aid in the Quest of Precision Nutrition
Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc.
Senior Scientist, Lead Scientist
Cardiovascular Nutrition team
Watch recording

February 22
Population heterogeneity and human nutrition: Where do we go from here?
Patrick Stover, Ph.D.
Vice-Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Science
Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Texas A&M
Watch recording

March 8
Testing modification of biological aging in the CALERIE Trial
Daniel Belsky, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
Watch recording

March 15
Biomarkers of Aging and Disease
Morgan Levine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Epidemiology
Yale School of Medicine
Watch recording

March 22
Metabolic markers of Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
Lydia Le Page, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California San Francisco

March 29
Mechanistic studies on health-promoting effects of cruciferous vegetable and rice: Connecting agriculture and nutrition research
Thomas Wang, Ph.D.
Research Leader
Diet Genomic and Immunology Laboratory (DGIL)
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center
Watch Recording

April 5
Targeting the gut microbiome to improve metabolic outcomes in obese subjects
Nicolas Musi, M.D.
San Antonio Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies
Watch Recording

April 12
Marrow adiposity: A nutrient sensor in a privileged niche
Clifford Rosen, M.D.
Professor, Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Director of Tufts Clinical and Translational Research
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

April 26
Dietary protein: Optimal intake for maintaining function in older adults
Denise Houston, Ph.D., RD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Section on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention
Wake Forest School of Medicine

May 3
Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms: Does When You Eat Matter?
Courtney M. Peterson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
Scientist, Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), Diabetes Research Center (DRC), and the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center (UCDC)
University of Alabama at Birmingham