Recent News

New Co-PI and Director: Dr. Valentina Perissi

Effective June 1, 2021 Dr. Valentina Perissi has replaced Dr. Caroline Apovian as Co- PI and Director.  This leadership change has been approved by the Center’s Executive Committee and NIH/NIDDK.  Dr. Valentina Perissi will co-lead the Center with Dr. Andy Greenberg.   Dr. Caroline Apovian will continue to have a leadership role with the Center... More

Obesity Journal Club Tuesday June 15

The next Obesity Journal Club will be Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00PM. Please see below for more information. Presenter: Amanda Vest, MBBS MPH; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine & Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program Article 1 Title:  Potential Effects of Bariatric Surgery on the Incidence of Heart Failure... More

Adipose Seminar – Matthew Lynes

Dr. Mathew Lynes, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Research Associate at Joslin Diabetes Center, will present at the final virtual Adipose Seminar for the 2020-2021 academic year. His talk, entitled “Thermogenic pathways to combat obesity” will take place on Tuesday, June 8, at 10:00AM. Registration for this... More

Adipose Seminar – Dr. Andrew Greenberg

Dr. Andrew Greenberg, Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism at Tufts University School of Medicine, Associate Professor at Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Director of the Obesity and Metabolism Team at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and Co-Director and... More

Dr. Susana Rovira-Llopis Awarded BNORC Small Grant

Dr. Susana Rovira-Llopis, Postdoctoral Fellow at Joslin Diabetes Center has received a BNORC small grant award for her project “Study of the mechanisms involved in exercise-induced adipokine secretion by generation of a CRISPR transgenic mouse”, which will use the Center’s Transgenic Core.  Dr. Rovira-Llopis is an early career investigator in the... More

New Publication from Center Members John Campbell, Bradford Lowell, Linus Tsai and Collaborators

New Publication from Center Members Drs. John Campbell, Bradford Lowell and Linus Tsai. See below for publication information. Jenkang Tao1,2,5, John N. Campbell1,3,5,6, Linus T. Tsai1, Chen Wu1, Stephen D. Liberles2,4 and Bradford B. Lowell1,2,6,7. Highly Selective Brain-to-Gut Communication via Genetically-Defined Vagus Neurons. Neuron (in press).   1Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Department of... More

Adipose Seminar – Dr. Marc Liesa-Roig

Dr. Marc Liesa-Roig, Assistant Professor in Residence for the Departments of Medicine, Endocrinology, and  Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles, will present at the next virtual Adipose Seminar. His talk, entitled “ABCB10 exports mitochondrial biliverdin, driving metabolic maladaptation and NAFLD in obesity” will take place... More

New Member – Dr. Pilar Alcaide

Pilar Alcaide, Ph.D., FAHA, T, Kenneth and JoAnn G. Wellner Professor, Associate Professor of Immunology and Director of Immunology Graduate Program at Tufts University School of Medicine, has joined BNORC as a full member.  Her research combines the areas of immunology, vascular biology and cardiac physiology to study several aspects of adaptive immunity in diverse inflammatory... More

Obesity Journal Club Tuesday, April 20

The next Obesity Journal Club is Tuesday, April 20 from 12:00-1:00PM. Please see below for more information. Presenter: Violeta Chacón; Doctoral Candidate, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Article Title:  A neurobehavioral study on the efficacy of price interventions in promoting healthy food choices among low socioeconomic families. Author/Journal: Tannista Banerjee, PhD... More