INP and Fuqua Graduate Seminar Series

Spring 2018 – Fridays, 10:30 - 11:20am, BRNG 2280 (unless otherwise noted)

The Fuqua Graduate Student Seminar Series in Nutrition Science is named in memory of the life and career of Dr. Mary Fuqua. Dr. Fuqua served as a faculty member in Nutrition Science (formerly the Department of Foods and Nutrition) at Purdue University from 1963 to 1987. During her tenure, she held positions as Department Head, Associate Dean of Home Economics Extension, and Associate Dean of (the former) School of Consumer and Family Sciences. Naming this seminar series in memory of Dr. Fuqua is fitting as she was passionate about giving high-quality presentations and teaching this important skill to her students and colleagues.

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2018 Seminars

*January 26

The incorporation of nutrient-dense native African plant materials alters the delivery of provitamin A carotenoids from blended cereal products
Hawi Debelo
Graduate Student, Purdue University

*February 2

Regulation of thermogenic response by 18-carbon fatty acids
Sunhye Shin
Graduate Student, Purdue University

February 16

Evidence for the numerous cardiometabolic benefits of all dietary unsaturated fatty acids
Penny M Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition
The Pennsylvania State University

February 23

Physical Activity in Building Peak Bone Mass
Kathy Janz
University of Iowa
PMU, East Faculty Lounge

March 2

Pharmacology and genetics of sugar- and fat- conditioned flavor preferences in animal models
Richard Bodnar, PhD, Acting Executive Officer and Professor
Queens College, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

March 9

Cross-kingdom communication: bovine milk exosomes talk to the gut microbiome talk to the host
Janos Zempleni, PhD
Nutrition and Health Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

March 23

Bioactive Sphingolipid Metabolism, Role in Disease
Lina M. Obeid, MD, Dean of Research, School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine
Health Science Center, Stony Brook University Medical Center

March 30 Hugo De Groote, Principle Scientist (Agricultural Economics)
*April 6

The effect of a blueberry-enriched diet on bone loss prevention in ovariectomized rats
Maria Maiz
Graduate Student, Purdue University

*April 13 Vitamin E forms protect against colitis and colitis associated colorectal cancer
Kilia Liu
Graduate Student, Purdue University
April 20

Andrew K. Benson, PhD, Food for Health Presidential Chair, Director, Nebraska Food for Health Center
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

April 27

Avanelle Kirksey Lecture Series: The Nutritional Quality of Human Milk: New Research on an Old Problem
Lindsay Allen, PhD, Center Director
USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC)
STEW 314 & 320

*TBD week of 4/30

Dietary Quality and Food Security Among Adult Emergency Food Pantry Clients
Breanne Wright 
Graduate Student, Purdue University

*Fuqua Graduate Seminar

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