DNS Field Seminars
January 29, 2018 Dr. Ricardo Azziz, Chief Officer of Academic Health & Hospital Affairs, State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration The polycystic ovary syndrome in the wild
February 5, 2018 Xingen Lei, PhD, Professor, Animal Science, College of Agriculture & Life Science, Cornell University Can microalgae make eggs and chicken replace fish?
February 12, 2018 Bethany Cummings, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University Mechanistic drivers of the cardiometabolitic benefits of bariatric surgery
February 19, 2018 No Seminar / February Break  
February 26,  2018 Martha Stipanuk, PhD Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University Cysteine Dioxygenase: from mouse to molecule to mouse
March 5, 2018 No Seminar  
March 12, 2018 Anthony McCall, MD Courtesy Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell Hypoglycemia and glucagon counter-regulation
March 19, 2018 no seminar  
March 26, 2018 Joseph McFadden, PhD Assistant Professor in Animal Science at Cornell The sphingolipid ceramide in humans and cattle: a maternal and pathological mediator of insulin antagonism?
April 2, 2018 No Seminar / Spring Break  

April 9, 2018

NOTE: time change to 3:00

Charles Burant, MD, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine & Nutritional Sciences, Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism; Director, A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, University of Michigan Identifying genetic and metabolic pathways relating cardiorespiratory fitness to metabolic health and longevity
April 16, 2018 Andrew Gewirtz, PhD, Professor, Center for Inflammation Immunity & Infection, Georgia State University Gut microbiota, diet, chronic inflammation, and metabolic syndrome
April 23, 2018

Cindy Davis, PhD, Director of Grants & Extramural Activities, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Diet, Microbiota, and Health: Past, Present and Future
April 30, 2018 Mark Roberson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine A novel look at bile acids as regulators of the neuroendocrine reproductive axis
May 7, 2018 Yves Bosclair, PhD, Professor, Department of Animal Science at Cornell University TBD
May 21, 2018 Sarah Reyes, doctoral candidate TBD
Seminars in Nutritional Sciences
January 30, 2018 Erica Shu "Metabolic recycling of ammonia via glutamate dehydrogenase supports breast cancer biomass", Spinelli et al
February 6, 2018 No Seminar  
February 13, 2018 Charlotte Bahnfleth "INSIGHT responsive parenting intervention is associated with healthier patterns of dietary exposures in infants", Hohman et al
February 20, 2018 No Seminar / Winter Break  
February 27, 2018 Ruoyu Zhang "High-fiber diet and acetate supplementation change the gut microbiota and prevent the development of hypertension and heart failure in hypertensive mice", Marques et al
March 6, 2018 Brandon Gheller "Ascorbate regulates haematopoietic stem cell function and leukaemogenesis", Agathocleous et al
March 13, 2018 Heather Larkin "High dose multiple micronutrient supplementation improves villous morphology in environmental enteropathy without HIV enteropathy: results from a double-blind randomised placebo controlled trial in Zambian adults", J. Louis-Auguste
March 20, 2018 Wing Zhong "How strongly does appetite counter weight loss? Quantification of the feedback control of human energy intake", Polidori et al
March 27, 2018 Navika Gangrade "Effects of choice of architecture and chef-enhanced meals on the selection and consumption of healthier school foods", Cohen et al
April 3, 2018 No Seminar / Spring Break  
April 10, 2018 No Seminar  
April 17, 2018 Christal Greenlaw "Eat smart, live strong intervention increases fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income older adults", Hersey et al
April 24, 2018 Erin Green "Understanding the food preferences of people of low socioeconomic status", Bauman
May 1, 2018 Gargi Wable "A systematic approach for establishing the range of recommended weight gain in pregnancy", Hutcheon and Bodnar
May 8, 2018 No Seminar  
Seminars in International Nutrition
February 8, 2018 Nicole Hassoun, PhD Visiting scholar Cornell University & Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Binghamton University Modeling Global Health Impact: an initiative to extend access on essential medicines around the world
February 15, 2018 The Joyce Lindower Wolitzer '76 & Steven Wolitzer endowed seminar in nutrition with guest speaker Catherine Bertini, Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. Reception immediately following the seminar in the Savage Hall lobby. Maximizing research findings by connecting research to policy change
February 22, 2018 Isabelle Michaud-Letourneau, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Montreal. Co-speaker David Pelletier, Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University Evaluation of advocacy on the international code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes in 9 countries
March 1, 2018 No Seminar  
March 8, 2018 Jyoti M. Mathad, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine, Center for Global Health Sugar Mama: The diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes
March 15, 2018 Karen Peterson, D.Sc, Professor & Chair, Nutritional Sciences; Professor, Global Public Health; Director, Momentum Center, University of Michigan

co-sponsored by NGSO

Do "obesogens" play a role in nutrition transition? Insights from a Mexico city consort

March 22, 2018 Elaine Yu, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University The gut microbiome among patients with active tuberculosis disease in India
March 29, 2018 Emily Bielecki Madan, Doctoral Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

dissertation seminar:

Monthly variation in infant weight and length growth in rural Uttar Pradesh, India

April 5, 2018 No Seminar; Spring Break  
April 12, 2018 TBA  
April 19, 2018 Lauren Blum, PhD Medical anthropologist and international researcher In-depth assessment of snacking behavior in unmarried adolescent girls living in urban centers of Java, Indonesia
April 26, 2018 Rachel Bezzner-Kerr, PhD Associate Professor, Developmental Sociology at Cornell Agroecology, gender, and nutrition

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

Other Seminars of Interest

September 21, 2018

Time and location TBD

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


October 29, 2018

Time and location TBD

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

April 15, 2019

Time and location TBD

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

April 29, 2019

Time and location TBD

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