Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP) and Fuqua Graduate Student Seminar Series

Spring 2022

All Seminars are Fridays, 10:30 am, Virtual until February 18, then Wetherill 320 (unless otherwise noted)

Interdepartmental Nutrition Program Seminar

The Interdepartmental Nutrition Program (INP) is structured to offer excellent educational opportunities to qualified graduate students through an integrated approach involving faculty from a variety of departments at Purdue University and other institutions.  This seminar series is supported by funds from Interdepartmental Nutrition Program affiliated departments.

Fuqua Graduate Student Seminar

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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Spring 2022 Seminars 

January 21*

The Role of Cytoplasmic Lipid Droplets in the Progression of Metastatic Breast Cancer
Chaylen Andolino
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

January 28*

The synergistic effect of a vitamin E metabolite, δ-tocotrienol 13’ carboxychromanol, and a probiotic, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, against ulcerative colitis
Yiying Zhao
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

February 4

10-Yr Retrospective of the U.S. Childhood Obesity Epidemic: where are we today, what do the data tell us, and what does the future hold?
Carolyn Gunther, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences, Ohio State University

February 11 TBD
Paule Joseph, Ph.D., MS, FNP-BC, CTN-B, FAAN
Researcher, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
February 18*

TBD
Gavin Connolly
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

February 25 Diet associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs
Luis Dos Santos, DVM, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University

March 4

Modulation of drug efficacy and toxicity by gut microbiota
Hyun-young Jeong, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University

March 11*

Inferring Causality Between Red Meat Intake and Cardiometabolic Disease 
Erica Hill
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

March 18

Spring Break

March 25

Role of dietary essential fatty acids and their bioactive metabolites in skeletal muscle growth and regeneration
James Markworth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University

April 1*

Pharmacological Inhibition of Sterol-O-acyltransferase Improves Response to Enzalutamide in Prostate Cancer
Sora Kim
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University

April 8

Avanelle Kirksey Lecture Series: Putting Women’s Nutrition at the Center of the First 1000 Days
Parul Christian, DrPH
Director of Program in Human Nutrition Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

April 15* A mixed-methods, multi-level approach to evaluate statewide health coalition effectiveness
Lily Darbishire
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University
April 22* Effects of repeated flavor exposure on sensation and acceptance
Lissa Davis
Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Nutrition Program, Purdue University
April 29 Food insecurity and mental health disparities in low-income populations
Muzi Na, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University


*Fuqua Graduate Seminar

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