DNS Field Seminars
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
August 27, 2018 Benjamin Cosgrove, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University "Systems-biological analysis of stem and progenitor cell function in skeletal muscle regeneration"
September 10, 2018 Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania “The Context for Choice.  Food Marketing and Black Community Health”  
September 17, 2018 Thomas Overton, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Animal Sciences at Cornell University "The curious case of the transition dairy cow"

September 21, 2018 (Friday)

4:00 in G10 Biotechnology Building

Life Sciences Lecture Series

Adrian Krainer, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Hosts: Eric Alani, Professor, Dept of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell; Praveen Sethupathy, Associate Professor, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell

Title: "Antisense Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Harnessing the Power of a Backup Gene"

September 24, 2018 Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, MSc, Professor, International Health at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Improving the urban food environment: Past gains and future directions”

October 1, 2018 Marni Falk, MD, Executive Director, Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Human Genetics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine "Nutrition in Mitochondrial Disease"
October 8, 2018 No seminar / Fall break  
October 15, 2018 Olena Vatamaniuk, PhD, Associate Professor, Soil & Crop Sciences Section, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University "Regulation of Metal Homeostasis in Plants: Implication to Food Security and Nutritional Quality"
October 22, 2018 Shu-Bing Qian, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University "Nutrient Control of Translation"

October 29, 2018

4:00 in G10 Biotechnology Building

Field of Nutrition seminar is replaced with Life Sciences Lecture Series

Kay Holekamp, PhD, Michigan State University

Hosts: Kelly Zamudio, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell; Mike Sheehan, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell; Mike Webster, Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell

Title: "Selective Forces Shaping the Evolution of Intelligence"

November 5, 2018 Patrick Seale, PhD, Associate Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania "Transcriptional and metabolic control of brown fat cell differentiation"
November 12, 2018 Marcus Smolka, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology & Genetics at Cornell University "Deconstructing the DNA Damage Signaling Network and its Roles in Cancer Cell Survival"
November 19, 2018 TBD  
November 26, 2018 Michael K. Georgieff, MD, Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair, Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development; Head, Division of Neonatology; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital; Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota School of Medicine "Early life iron deficiency: accounting for life-long effects"
December 3, 2018 Cora Best, DNS graduate student

dissertation seminar

"Vitamin D Metabolism During Pregnancy: A Study of Kinetics and Candidate Biomarkers"

April 15, 2019

4:00 in Vet School Lecture Theater 1

Field of Nutrition seminar is replaced with Life Sciences Lecture Series

Mina Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Hosts: Claudia Fischbach, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Richard Cerione, Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell; Matthew Paszek, Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell

Title: "Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The critical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormancy?"

April 29, 2019

4:30 in G10 Biotechnology Building

Field of Nutrition seminar is replaced with Life Sciences Lecture Series

Brendan Bohannan, PhD, University of Oregon

Hosts: Angela Douglas, Professor, Dept of Entomology, Cornell; Ilana Brito, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Steven Ellner, Professor, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell

Title: "The Ecology and Evolution of Host-Associated Microbiomes"

Seminars in Nutritional Sciences
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
August 28, 2018 Urshila Sriram "Hungry to learn: the prevalence and effects of food security on health behaviors and outcomes over time among a diverse sample of university freshmen", Bruening, et al
September 4, 2018 Gargi Wable "A systematic approach for establishing the range of recommended weight gain in pregnancy1-3", Hutcheons, et al
September 11, 2018 Jamie Blum "The BCKDH Kinase and Phosphatase Integrate BCAA and Lipid Metabolism via Regulation of ATP-Citrate Lyase", White, et al
September 18, 2018 No Seminar

 

September 25, 2018 Brian Lo

“Traffic-light labels and financial incentives to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage purchases by low-income Latino families: a randomized controlled trial”, Franckle, et al

October 2, 2018 Jenna Golan

“Ramadan Exposure in Utero and Child Mortality in Burkina Faso: Analysis of a Population-Based Cohort Including 41,025 Children”, Schoeps, et al

October 9, 2018 no seminar Fall Break
October 16, 2018 Sri Lakshmi Sravani Devrakonda "Effects of Dietary Fructose Restriction on Liver Fat, De Novo Lipogenesis, and Insulin Kinetics in Children with Obesity", Schwarz, et al
October 23, 2018 Amy Fothergill “Exploring a causal role of DNA methylation in the relationship between maternal vitamin B12 during pregnancy and child’s IQ at age 8, cognitive performance and educational attainment: a two-step Mendelian randomization study”, Caramaschi, et al
October 30, 2018 Dorothy Kim "Gut bacteria that prevent growth impairments transmitted by microbiota from malnourished children", Blanton, et al
November 6, 2018 Heidi Vanden Brink “AKR1C3-Mediated Adipose Androgen Generation Drives Lipotoxicity in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”, O'Reilly, et al
November 13, 2018 Yiqin Wang

"Interaction of Dietary and Genetic Factors Influencing Body Iron Status and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Within the EPIC-InterAct Study", Meidtner, et al

November 20, 2018 Katherine Delaney "Iron-fortified vs. Low-iron Infant Formula Developmental Outcome at 10 Years", Lozoff, et al
November 27, 2018 Cristina Güitron Leal "Lifestyle, metabolite, and genetic determinants of formate concentrations in a cross-sectional study in young, healthy adults", Brosnan, et al
December 4, 2018 Jennifer Peregoy tbd
Seminars in International Nutrition - Fall schedule coming soon
DATE SPEAKER TITLE
August 23, 2018 Lauren Blum, PhD, Medical Anthropologist & International Researcher "In-depth assessment of snacking behavior in unmarried adolescent girls living in urban centers of Java, Indonesia"
August 30, 2018 Krystal Rampalli, graduate student, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University Presenting the paper: "School-based intervention to enable school children to act as change agents on weight, physical activity and diet of their mothers: a cluster randomized controlled trial" (Sri Lanka)
September 6, 2018

Katy Merckel

Jocelyn Boiteau

graduate students, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Merckel: "Orange sweet potato for nutrition in Uttar Pradesh: Field experience and early findings"

Boiteau: "Vegetable market mapping in India: tomato value chains and quality assessment"

September 13, 2018

Jenna Golan

Samantha Huey

Dadirai Fundira

graduate students, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

Golan: "Inclusion of improved nutritional indicators into an economic impact evaluation in Ethiopia"

Huey: "Completing fieldwork in Mumbai: Summer 2018"

Fundira: "In-depth assessment of targeted household WASH & nutrition interventions and impact on nutrient intake & hygiene behavior"

September 20, 2018 Laura Terragni, PhD, Associate Professor, Public Health Nutrition Research Group, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway "Experiences with food and food security among asylum seekers living in Norwegian reception centers"
September 27, 2018 Laura Caulfield, PhD, Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health "Child feeding, enteropathogens, gut function, micronutrient status and growth in early childhood: Findings and new questions from the 8-country MAL-ED birth cohort study"
October 4, 2018 Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam, Visiting Professor, ILR at Cornell University; Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Mysore, India "Community Engagement: Listening to the communities you work with"
October 11, 2018 Mduduzi Mbuya, PhD and Djeinam Toure, PhD (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), Sunny Kim, PhD (International Food Policy Research Institute), Rukundo Benedict, PhD (ICF), Elizabeth Fox, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)

"What's data got to do with it? Perspectives and contribution to nutrition data revolution"

A panel discussion by CornellNutrition doctoral alumni

October 18, 2018 Eva Monterrosa, PhD, Senior Scientific Manager, Sight and Life, Switzerland "The Practice and Sciences of Demand Generation: Lessons from the field"
October 25, 2018 Douglas Taren, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Public Health, Director, Western Region Public Health Training Center; Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona "Addressing the interactions of technology, climate change, agricultural development, human behavior and nutrition: A case study from Benin's Solar Market Garden Program"
November 1, 2018 Hazel Malapit, PhD, Senior Research Coordinator, Poverty, Health & Nutrition, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Co-Sponsors: GREAT (Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) and CERES 2030

"Measuring women's empowerment in agricultural programs"

November 8, 2018 Jaron Porciello, Associate Director for Research Data Engagement and Training, International Programs, CALS Cornell University "Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger Initiative: Reviewing the impact of smallholder agricultural interventions on household food security, rural economic livelihoods, and environmental sustainability"
November 15, 2018 Gen Meredith, MPH, Lecturer, MPH Program, Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University "Catalyzing Collaboration for Collective Impact: Strategies to address food insecurity and social justice"
November 22, 2018 No seminar; Thanksgiving break  
November 29, 2018 Michael Hoffmann, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, CALS & Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University "Climate Change and our Global Food System"

Questions or suggestions? Contact: Dr. Kate Dickin, Division of Nutritional Sciences kld12@cornell.edu

Other Seminars of Interest
DATE SPEAKER TITLE

September 11, 2018

4:00 (refreshments at 3:30) in the Pepsi Auditorium in Stocking Hall

The Bauman Lecture with guest speaker Robert A. Easter, PhD; President, Dean and Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

Title: "Agricultural Research : A Perspective on the 2018 National Academies Report on Priorities for the Future"

The Dale E. Bauman Lecture was created by the Faculty of the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University in 2017 to recognize the remarkable career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Professor Emeritus Dale E. Bauman to animal biology, food science, and nutritional biochemistry. Initial endowment was funded from gifts of individual faculty members to inaugurate this exciting lecture series. This event is co-sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

September 21, 2018

4:00 in G10 Biotechnology Building

The Life Sciences Lecture Series with guest speaker Adrian Krainer, PhD, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Hosts: Eric Alani, Professor, Dept of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell; Praveen Sethupathy, Associate Professor, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell

Title: "Antisense Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Harnessing the Power of a Backup Gene"

October 29, 2018

4:00 in G10 Biotechnology Building

The Life Sciences Lecture Series with guest speaker Kay Holekamp, PhD, Michigan State University

Hosts: Kelly Zamudio, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell; Mike Sheehan, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell; Mike Webster, Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell

Title: "Selective Forces Shaping the Evolution of Intelligence"

April 15, 2019

4:00 in Vet School Lecture Theater 1

The Life Sciences Lecture Series with guest speaker Mina Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Hosts: Claudia Fischbach, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Richard Cerione, Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell; Matthew Paszek, Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell

Title: "Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The critical role of extracellular matrix and microenvironment in malignancy and dormancy?"

April 29, 2019

4:30 in G10 Biotechnology Building

Brendan Bohannan, PhD, University of Oregon

Hosts: Angela Douglas, Professor, Dept of Entomology, Cornell; Ilana Brito, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell; Steven Ellner, Professor, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell

Title: "The Ecology and Evolution of Host-Associated Microbiomes"