Adipose and Metabolic Tissue Study Group Seminars

Sponsored by Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center’s Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core

Boston University Medical Campus
Evans Biomedical Research Center
650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM unless otherwise noted

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Parking is available in the garage located at 710 Albany Street.

January 15, 2019

“Sorting out Adipocyte Progenitors and Their Roles in Adipose Tissue Remodeling in Obesity”

Rana Gupta, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

January 29, 2019

“Mitochondrial parts, pathways, and pathogenesis”

Vamsi K. Mootha, M.D., Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

February 26, 2019

“Egr1 coordinated metabolic and circadian regulation of adipose functions”

Kostantin Kandror, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

March 12, 2019

“Role of Intracellular Lipolysis in Metabolic Disease”

Liqing Yu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition, University of Maryland School of Medicine

March 26, 2019

“Mitochondrial-Encoded Alphabets of Cellular Communication”

Changhan David Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC Research Center for Liver Diseases

April 9, 2019

“A New Approach to the Study of Energy Balance and Obesity”

Alexander Banks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

April 23, 2019

“Signaling networks coordinating hormonal activation of adipose tissue metabolism”

Sheila Collins, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May 7, 2019

“Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity?”

David Ludwig, M.D., PhD., Co-director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

May 21, 2019

“Obesity Medicine Research History”

Caroline Apovian, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management and Director, Nutrition and Weight Management Center, Boston Medical Center


“Redox Model for Insulin Action in Overfeeding”

Nawfal W. Istfan, M.D., PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition & Weight Management