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Seminars from 2008

The seminar is sponsored by the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and co-sponsored by the Department of Nutrition Sciences.

Date Speaker Topic Resources
January 8 Gloria A. Benavides, PhD
"Hydrogen Sulfide Mediates the Vasoactivity of Garlic"  
January 15 David B. Allison,PhD
"Causes of Obesity: Expect the Unexpected."  
January 22 William Karasov,PhD
University of Wisconsin
"Physiological Ecology" video
January 29 Nathaniel J. Dominy, PhD
University of California
"Adaptive drool in the gene pool: copy number varition of the human salivary amylase gene (Canelled due to inclement weather)" Seminar was cancelled
February 5 Steven G. Lloyd, MD, PhD
"Myocardial Ischemia and the Atkins Diet" video
February 12 Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD
Columbia University, New York
"Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Health Benefits" video
February 19 Elena Volpi,MD, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch
"Insulin Resistance and Sarcopenia"  
February 26 Stephen J. Freedland,PhD, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
"Obesity and Prostate Cancer: A Growing Problem." video
March 4 Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH
University of Washington
"Development and Consequences of Visceral Adiposity in Japanese Americans." video
March 11 Barry E. Levin, MD
New Jersey Medical School
"Obesity: It's all in your brain."  
March 18 Naima Moustaid-Moussa, PhD
University of Tennessee
"The Renin-Angiotensin System, Adipose Tissue, Obesity and Diabetes: What are the Links?" video
March 25 Andre' Marette, PhD
Laval University Medical Research Center, Quebec, Canada
"Role of Inflammatory Signaling and Nutrient Sensing in Obesity-Linked Insulin Resistance." video
April 1 John F. Rawls, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Genetic and Environmental Factors Regulating Llipid Metabolism in Zebrafish" video
April 15 Angelo Tremblay, MSc, PhD
Laval University, Quebec, Canada
"Obesity and Environmental Toxins: the Case of Organochlorines" video
April 22 Bruce Blumberg,PhD
University of California, Irvine
"Identification of environmental obesogens: Is the environment making us fat?"  
April 29 Donald McClain, MD, PhD
University of Utah Health Sciences
"Protein Modification by O-GlcNAc; New Insights into the Role and Regulation of a Nutrient Sensing Pathway " video
May 6 John J. Kopchick, PhD
Ohio University
"Growth Hormone (GH), GH Antagonists, and GH Receptor "Knock-Outs": of Mice and Men (and Women)" video
May 13 Molly S. Bray, PhD
SDA/ARS Children's Nutrition
"New Approaches to Gene Discovery in Obesity." video
September 9 Scott Pletcher,PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
"The Modulation of Drosophila lifespan, and physiology by perceptual systems."  
September 16 Thorkild I.A. Sorensen, PhD
Institute of Preventive Medicine Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
"Challenges in the study of the causes of Obesity."  
September 23 James Annesi, PhD
Director of Wellness Advancement, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta
"Exercise Adherence: Evidence-based Intervention." video
September 30 Clifton A. Baile, PhD
Professor in Animal Science and Foods & Nutrition,University of Georiga
"Leptin, Fat Stores, Bone Marrow Adipocytes and the Skeleton." video
October 14 Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics,University of Colorado School of Medicine
"Cardiovascular Complications of Pediatrics and Adolescent Obesity." video
October 21 Robert A. Waterland, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
"Epigenetics and Obesity"  
October 28 Ofer Reizes, PhD
Department of Cell Biology, Lerner Research Institute,Clveland Ohio
"Wiring of the Brain Circuits that Control Appetite and Body Weight by Syndecan-3: are We Wired for Leanness or Obesity?"  
November 4 James Levine, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Rochester, Minnesota
"N-E-A-T Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis" video
November 11 Leslie Kozak, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Programming of Diet-Induced Obesity" video
November 18 Margarethe Hoenig, Dr. Med.Vet., PhD
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia
"Obesity-a feline pandemic"  
November 25 Kishore M. Gadde, MD
Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina
"Pharmacotherapy of Obesity" video
December 9 Ruth Harris, PhD
University of Georgia
"Can leptin make you fat?"