INP and Botanicals Seminars Archive


Name Department/University Topic
Fall 2023
Brenna Ellison Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University Consumer responses to rebranding to address racism: The case of Aunt Jemima
Jan Claesen Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH Gut microbial metabolism of dietary polyphenols in health and disease
Angela Odoms-Young The Nancy Schlegal Meining Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Achieving nutrition equity and justice: Implications for research, practice and training
Glenn Gaesser Professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Exercise and diet, independent of weight loss, improve cardiometabolic risk profile
Bruce Hamaker Professor, Director of Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Department of Food Science, Purdue University Targeted prebiotics for precision nutrition and health-related outcomes
Annabel Biruete Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University The impact of dietary fiber in chronic kidney disease-mineral and bone disorder
Sarah Comstock Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Impacts of nutrition on the microbiomes of pregnancy and infancy: Work from longitudinal cohorts
Peggy Bentley Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Kirksey Lecture: Determinants and prevention of infant and toddler obesity: A 20 year perspective
Rahim Rahimi Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Purdue University Scalable manufacturing of low-cost wireless sensors for intelligent food packaging
Lisa Tussing-Humphreys Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL Dietary interventions to reduce risk factors for colon cancer
Spring 2023

Karen O'Callaghan

Lecturer, Department of Nutritional Sciences, King's College, London, UK Vitamin D and health outcomes: What is the evidence?
Doratha Byrd Assistant Member, Cancer Epidemiology Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL Diet, the gut microbiome, and cancer
Rebecca Stoltzfus President, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Measuring caregiver capacities for child health in global contexts: Results from Zimbabwe
Dorothy Teegarden Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Vitamin D regulation of energy metabolism to inhibit breast cancer
Azza Ahmed Associate Professor, Nursing, Purdue University Sleep disturbance during pregnancy and its effect on delayed lactation among socioeconomically disadvantaged women
Wayne Campbell Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Dietary protein needs and influences on muscle with aging: Are higher intakes helpful?
Damian Romero Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS Effect of diet on polycystic ovary syndrome complications
Wei Zheng Professor of Health Sciences and Toxicology, School of Health Sciences, Purdue University Copper-mediated adult neurogenesis in brain subventricular zone: Implication in olfactory dysfunction in parkinsonian manganism
Danielle Reed Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA The hyper-personalized sense of taste and nutrition
Haley Oliver Professor, Food Science, Purdue University Overview and update on Purdue University Office of the Provost Health Equity Initiative
Chad Carroll Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University Dietary modifications and exercise to improve tendon health
Sharon Moe Stuart A. Kleit Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN Uremic toxins and CKD-Mineral Bone Disorder: Is the intestine a surrogate nephron?
Kolapo Ajuwon Professor, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University Adipose tissue response to fatty acids: Impact on thermogenic and inflammatory processes
Fall 2022
Ji-Young Lee Professor, Department Head, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut Sex-Dependent Role of Nicotinamide Riboside, an NAD Precursor, in Obesity-Related Metabolic Diseases
Carolyn Gunther Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University 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?
Dariush Mozaffarian Jean Mayer Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Professor of Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine and Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University Dietary and Metabolic Fatty Acids and Cardiometabolic Health
Rafael Perez-Escamilla Professor, Director of Office of Public Health Practice, Director of Global Health Concentration, Director of Maternal Child Health Promotion program, Department of Public Health, Yale University Reducing Breastfeeding Ethnic/Racial Inequities in the USA: Three Decades of Mixed Methods Research
Temitope Erinosho Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University Child Nutrition in Early Care and Education Settings: Building Blocks for a Healthy Start
Julie Plasencia Assistant Professor, DPD Director, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, University of Kentucky Cultural Food Practices and Influences on Diet of Latinx in New Settlement Communities
Angela Odoms-Young Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University Achieving Nutrition Equity and Justice: Implications for Research, Practice, and Training
Spring 2022
Paule Joseph Researcher, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health Chemosensation and Health: Alcohol Use Disorder, Obesity and Cancer
Luis Dos Santos Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University Diet associated with dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs
Hyun-young Jeong Professor, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University Modulation of drug efficacy and toxicity by gut microbiota
James Markworth Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University Role of dietary essential fatty acids and their bioactive metabolites in skeletal muscle growth and regeneration
Parul Christian Director of Program in Human Nutrition Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Avanelle Kirksey Lecture Series: Putting Women’s Nutrition at the Center of the First 1000 Days
Muzi Na Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University Food insecurity and mental health disparities in low-income populations
Fall 2021
Hongxia Ren Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Indiana University Physiological and Molecular Underpinning of Metabolism, Diet, and Ageing
Brandon Kistler Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Health Science, Ball State University Nutrition Support in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis: Current Evidence and Opportunities for Growth
Kristina Martinez-Guryn Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Midwestern University Region-Specific Impact of Diet on the Gut Microbiota
Crystal Patil Professor/Department Head, Department of Human Development Nursing Science, University of Illinois-Chicago Social Science, Social Exclusion, and Food Environments Through Two Case Studies: People Living with HIV in Peri-Urban Tanzania and Resettled Refugees in Urban U.S.
Penny Kris-Etherton Evan Pugh University Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Disease Research:  New Discoveries and Approaches for Addressing Complex Scientific Questions
Candida Rebello Research Scientist, Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Cente Food as Medicine
Melanie Beasley Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University Biogeochemical and Paleopathological Applications to the Study of Prehistoric Human Dietary and Health Patterns in California
Lavanya Reddivari Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, Purdue University Harnessing the Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Anthocyanin-Containing Foods: Role of Gut Bacteria
Spring 2021
Lindsey Smith Taillie Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Food Policies for Obesity Prevention: Lessons from Across the Globe
Sharon Donovan

Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair, Director, Personalized Nutrition Initiative, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois

Looking into the Black Box: Applying Non-Invasive Approaches and Systems Biology to Study Host-Microbe Interactions in Human Infants
Ian Lanza Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic Exercise Responsiveness: Releasing the Brake in Vulnerable Populations
Jorge Banda

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Purdue University

Youth Sports to Prevent and Treat Childhood Obesity

Annabel Biruete

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine | Division of Nephrology, Indiana University School of Medicine

The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder
Prabhu Pingali

Professor of Applied Economics & Director Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI), Cornell University

Transforming Food Systems for a Rising India
Timothy Naimi

Director, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), Professor, Department of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria

Is Moderate Drinking Good for Health?
Haley Oliver

Professor and USAID Feed the Future Food Safety Innovation Lab Director, Department of Food Science, Purdue University

Food Safety Research for Development and its Interface with Nutrition
Fall 2020
Anita Panjwani Post Doctorate, Nutrition Science, Purdue University The Role of Nutrition in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Maternal Biomarkers to the Impacts of COVID-19: Highlighting Disparities
John E. Hayes Professor, Penn State University High speed massively collaborative science in the COVID-19 era
Sayeepriyadarshini Anakk Associate Professor, University of Illinois Bile Acid Signaling Pathways: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Minghua Tang Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado Dietary influence on infant growth and the gut microbiota
Nicholas Burd Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois The food matrix and its potential to optimize the regulation of skeletal muscle mass
Kameron Moding Assistant Professor, Human Development & Family Studies, College of Health & Human Sciences, Purdue University Barriers to Infant Food Acceptance: Child, Parent, and Environmental Factors
Brian Parks Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin Discovering Lipid Genes by Sifting Big Data in Mice and Humans
Christina Roberto Associate Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania An Evaluation of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax
Georgia Malandraki Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University Swallowing Physiology and Nutrition: Where and How They Intersect?
Spring 2020
Corrie Whisner Assistant Professor, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University Exploring the Impacts of Sleep-Wake Patterns, Feeding Practices, and the Intestinal Microbiome During Infancy on Weight Outcomes
Emily Smith Assistant Professor, Global HealthExercise and Nutrition Sciences, George Washington University  Who Benefits? Differential Effects of Nutrition Interventions for a Positive Pregnancy Experience
Amelia Linnemann Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Indiana University Autophagy-Antioxident Response Coupling in Pancreatic Beta Cell Stress Response
Scott Bultman Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina The Role of Microbiome-Derived Metabolism in Cancer Prevention and Theory
Fall 2019
Jay Burgess Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Role of Glutathione Redox State in Diabetes-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Bhagyashree Katare Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University Effect of low-cost economic and behavioral incentives on motivating health behavior
Kathleen Hill Gallant Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Calcium & Phosphorus Balance and Absorption in Chronic Kidney Disease
Usha Ramakrishman Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Emory University Effects of Women's Nutrition Before and During Pregnancy
Sophie Lelievre Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University Aging and Cancer: The Oxidative Stress Conundrum
Erin Giles Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University Targeting "Menopausal" Weight Gain to Decrease Post-menopausal Breast Cancer Risk: Insights from Preclinical Studies
Leah Bevis Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, The Ohio State University Soils and South Asian Stunting: Low soil zinc availability drives child stunting in Nepal
Andrew Brown Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University Obesity Isn't Simple: Identifying Complex, Evidence-based Strategies to Treat Obesity Seriously
Michael Hamm C.S. Mott Professor, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University Nutrition, Sustainability, and City Regions: Thoughts of the Future of People Eating
Andrew Jones John G. Searle Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan Agricultural Biodiversity and Healthy Diets: Making the Connections
Marissa Burgermaster Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Population Health, University of Texas-Austin Patient-Generated Data: Implications for Precision Behavioral Nutrition
Andrew Flachs Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University Ethnographic Perspectives on Fermented Food and the Microbiome 
Spring 2019
Chad Carroll Assistant Professor Department of Health & Kinesiology, Purdue University Nutritional Interventions and Tendon Health
Gerald Shively Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University International Nutrition: An Economist's Perspective
Stephen Lindemann Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Fiber is Not Just One Thing: How Fiber Physical and Chemical Structure Governs Microbiome Fermentation
Tusarebecca Pannucci Lead Nutritionist, Nutrition and Economic Analysis at USDA, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Healthy Eating Index: Communication Beyond Our Peers
Erik Otárola-Castillo Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Purdue University Assessing the Antiquity of Tool-Assisted Hominin Butchery
Patrick Schloss Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Michigan Understanding Disease Through the Lens of the Microbiome
Yoonjung Yang Department of Foods and Nutrition, Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul, Korea Mild Cognitive Impairment and Nutrition in Korean Old Adults
Qing Jiang Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Vitamin E Forms and Metabolites for Cancer Chemoprevention
Shihuan Kuang Professor, Department of Animal Science, Purdue University Regulation of Lipid Metabolism by Protein Arginine Methylation
Kimberly Buhman Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Intestinal Triglyceride Metabolism: Storage and Secretion
Sean Adams Director, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center Xenometabolomics: The Next Frontier in Gut Microbiome Research
Kolapo Ajuwon Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University Regulation of Metabolism by Fiber and Fiber-Derived Products, the Neural Connection
Traci Mann Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower and Strategies for Being Healthy Even If You Don’t Have Any
Fall 2018
Wayne Campbell Professor, Nutrition Science, Purdue University Are Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein accurate and relevant for older adults?
Laura McCabe Professor Michigan State University Identify Gut Targeted Therapeutics of Osteoporosis 
Bruce Hamaker Distinguished Professor of Food Science, Purdue University Things You Didn't Know About Carbs and Health, and How They Benefit the Body
Kevin D. Hall National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Why is it so difficult to lose weight and keep it off?
Richard D. Mattes Director of Public Health, Director of Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Appetite Control - Are We Making Progress?
Connie Weaver Distinguished Professor, Director, Women's Global Health Institute Purdue University, Co-Deputy Director Indiana CTSI Overcoming Barriers to Impact Nutrition Science and Policy
Michele R. Forman Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Nutrition Science Purdue University Life Course of Preeclampsia: Facing Obesity and Comorbidity in Mothers and Offspring
James C. Fleet Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University The Mind of a Scientist: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
Dennis Savaiano Virginis C. Meredith Professor of Nutrition Policy, Director of North Central Nutrition Education Center, Purdue University Lactose Intolerance and Milk Avoidance: Scientific Realities and Dietary Management
Spring 2018
Penny M. Kris-Etherton Nutrition, The Pennsylvania State University Evidence for the numerous cardiometabolic benefits of all dietary unsaturated fatty acids
Kathy Janz Physical Activity and Health Outcomes, University of Iowa Physical Activity in Building Peak Bone Mass
Richard Bodnar Queens College, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Pharmacology and genetics of sugar- and fat- conditioned flavor preferences in animal models
Janos Zempleni Nutrition and Health Sciences, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cross-kingdom communication: bovine milk exosomes talk to the gut microbiome talk to the host
Lina Obeid School of Medicine and Medicine Health Science Center, Stony Brook University Medical Center Bioactive Sphingolipid Metabolism, Role in Disease
Hugo De Groote CIMMYT, ICRAF House Randomized controlled trials and experimental economics and to measure the impact of nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions
Andrew K. Benson Nebraska Food for Health Center Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Genetic Analysis o Gut Microbiome Active Components in crop plants: In Vitro Trait Discovery and Translational Animal Models
Lindsay Allen USDA, ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) The Nutritional Quality of Human Milk: New Research on an Old Problem
Fall 2017
Ling Qi Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, The University of Michigan Medical School, McMaster University Protein folding and degradation in the endoplasmic reticulum: what can we learn from mouse models?
Patricia M. Guenther Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, The University of Utah The Grocery Purchase Quality Index--A Tool for Assessing Household Food Purchases
Jennifer Sacheck Family Medicine and Community Health and
Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University School of Medicine
If Only Exercise Came in a Pill: The challenges and importance of School-based Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions
Heather Eicher-Miller Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Interventions Driven by Insecurity:  Determining diet and health relationships and developing evidence-based interventions to reduce food insecurity among US sub-populations
Richard Bruno Human Nutrition, The Ohio State University Anti-inflammatory Activities of Green Tea: Lessons Learned from Obese Models of NASH
Keith Belk Animal Science, Colorado State University Classification of Muscle Foods: Meat, Poultry and Fish in the Diet
Cheryl Wellington The University British Columbia Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Tissue-engineered blood vessels as a novel platform to investigate amyloid beta clearance from the brain
David Klurfeld Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality, USDA, ARS  WHO says eating red meat causes cancer
Spring 2017
Anne-Marie Torregrossa Department of Psychology, University of Buffalo A Role for Salivary Proteins in Taste and Feeding
Ellen Schur University of Washington That Looks Good! Brain Regulation of Appetite in Humans
Joseph Bass Northwestern University Genome-wide Basis for the Circadian Regulation of Beta Cell Function
Kevin C. Maki Midwest Biomedical Research & Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Chicago, IL Replacement of Refined Starches and Added Sugars with Egg Protein and Unsaturated Fat Improves the Cardiometabolic Profile of Adults with Elevated Triglycerides
Josie Broussard Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado - Boulder Pathways linking insufficient sleep to obesity and diabetes risk
Rob Pazdro Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia Understanding the Glutathione Redox System: A Systems Genetic Approach
Stuart Phillips Canada Research Chair, McMaster University Dietary Protein Beyond the RDA: Myths, Realities, and Challenges
Colby Martin Pennington Biomedical, Louisiana State University Measurement of food intake and dietary adherence: New solutions to an old problem
Keith West Department of International Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Micronutrient Deficiencies We Rarely See: Frontiers in Revealing and Preventing Hidden Hunger
Man-sau Wong Man-sau Wong, Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong Bone protective photochemical from herbal source
Fall 2016
Nana Gletsu Miller Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Dietary Approaches to Combat Obesity-Related Disease
Noel T. Mueller Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research,
John Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Microbes at Birth and Childhood Obesity: Do Offspring Reap What Mothers Sow?
Zeynep Madak Erdogan Food Sciences and Human Nutrition Department, 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Systems biology of gene and metabolic regulation by estrogen receptors and kinasis in breast cancer
Heather Leidy Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Is there a 'Breakfast of Champions' for appetite control, weight management, and Health Outcomes?
Cordelia Running Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Oral sensations and secretions as both tools and factors in nutritional research
Daniel Rosenberg University of Connecticut Health Center Nutrition at the center of the storm: Modifying colon cancer risk by dietary interventions
Sharon Donovan University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL Non-invasive methods for assessing nutritional regulation of neonatal gut gene expression and host-microbe interactions
Herman Potzer Hunter College, City University of New York Energetics, Diet, and Activity in Living Hunter-Gatherers: Sorting Paleo-fact from Paleo-fantasy
Dan Raiten National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH   Climate, Health and Improved Nutrition - Making Connections to Meet a Global Challenge
Lynda F. Bonewald Indiana Center for Musculoskeletalhealth, Indiana University School of Medicine The Osteocyte:  A Multifunctional, Mechanosensory Bone Cell
Christopher D. Morrison Neurosignaling Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center Molecular Detectors Linking Dietary Protein to Behavior and Metabolism
Nathan LeBrasseur Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging, Mayo Clinic Diet, Exercise, and the Biology of Aging
Spring 2016
Manju B. Reddy Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Iowa State University Methodologies for Identifying New Iron Compounds to Improve Bioavailability
Richard Mattes Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Sugar: Darned if you do; darned if you don't; darned if there's a reason why
Rajavel Elango University of British Columbia
Dennis M. Bier Baylor College of Medicine Future of Dietary Guidance - Conception to Chronic Disease Prevention
Maret G. Traber Oregon State University The vitamin E metabolite, α-CEHC, as a marker of vitamin E status, example in humans with metabolic syndrome
Nanjoo Suh Department of Chemical Biology, The State University of New Jersey Breast Cancer Prevention with natural Tocopherol Mixtures
Fall 2015
Connie M. Weaver Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Approaches to Studying Bioactives: Berries and Bone Project
Ji-Xin Cheng Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry, Purdue University Shedding Light on Cellular Machinery Using Molecular Fingerprint
Gregory Lesinski Department of Internal Medicine, Divisions of Medical Oncology and Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, The Ohio State University Immune Modulations for Cancer and Inflammation with Dietary Soy
T.Y. Chang Department of Biochemistry, Giesel School of Medicine at Dartmouth ACAT1/SOAT1 as a potential therapeutic target to treat neurodegenerative diseases
Robert Noland Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA Targeting peroxisomes in skeletal muscle to combat lipid-induced insulin resistance
Stephen B. Kritchevsky Wake Forest School of Medicine Weight Loss in Obese Older Adults: Good or Bad?
Daniel Nomura University of California-Berkley Mapping Metabolic Drivers of Disease using Chemoproteomic and Metabolomics Platforms
Rima Rozen McGill University Genes and Folate Intake: Impact at both ends of the dietary spectrum
Yu-Hua Tseng Harvard Medical School and Joslin Diabetes Center New insights into metabolic regulation and human brown fat
Elsa Janle Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Botanicals, Bioavailability, and Tissue Distribution
John E. Hayes Sensory Evaluation Center, The Pennsylvania State University No Accounting for taste...or is there?  Linking variation oral sensation for food choice
Spring 2015
Andrew D. Mesecar Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University Natural and dietary-derived chemopreventive agents that modulate Keap1 and NRF2
Yuan-Xiang Pan Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Early Life Nutrition - Developmental Consequences and Mechanisms of Regulation
Andrew S. Greenberg Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory, JM-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, Tufts University School of Medicine Insights into the Role of Perilipin2 and Acyl CoA Synthetase 5 in Tissue and Systemic Metabolism
Barbara Millen Department of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine (through 2009)
Millennium Prevention, Inc.
Nutrition for Health in America: The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee Report
Jeffrey B. Blumberg Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University Flavonoids: From Farm to Food to Pharmacokinetics to Function
Johanna W. Lampe Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Bioactives, the Gut Microbiome, and Cancer
Ekhard Ziegler, MD Fomon Infant Nutrition Unit, University of Iowa Premature Infant Nutrition: Work in Progress
Silvia D. Stan Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Targeting Mechanisms Relevant to Pancreatic Cancer Prevention with Dietary Agents
Fall 2014
Rafael de Cabo National Institute on Aging Seniors, Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology Dietary Interventions for Healthy Aging
Margarita Teran-Garcia Department of Food Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Genes and Environment: Protection or Risk for Childhood Obesity
Juan Andrade Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Technologies for improvement of nutrition in low-income countries
Susanne Talcott Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Texas A&M University Mango polyphenolics-absorption and prevention of chronic disease
Shihuan Kuang Department of Animal Science, Purdue University A "browned" new pathway to fight obesity and type 2 diabetes
Robert Parker College of Human Ecology, Cornell University Cytochrome P450s in Vitamin E Metabolism Status
Thomas Gettys Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University Mechanisms linking sensing of dietary methionine to tissue-specific remodeling of metabolism
Jung Eun Kim Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Cardiovascular Protective Effects of Carotenoids and Increasing Bioavailability of Carotenoids
Mary Jane de Souza Kinesiology and Physiology, Pennsylvania State University Is Bone Loss Reversible Following Prolonged Energy Deficiency?
Sharin Kirkpatrick School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo Advances in Dietary Assessment: Controversies, Methods, and Applications
Joe Prohaska Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School Impact of Neonatal Copper Limitation on Brain Biochemistry
Qing Jiang Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Natural forms of Vitamin E and their long-chain metabolics
Dan Sellen Nutritional Sciences and Public Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health New Tools to Support Ancient Needs: Health Innovations and Cell Phone Support for Infant Feeding
Spring 2014

Alison Kohan

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati Apolipoproteins in the A-I/C-III/A-IV gene cluster have opposing and distinct roles in dietary triglyceride metabolism
Doug Padden-Jones Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, The University of Texas Medical Branch Protein, sarcopenia and healthy aging
Nana Gletsu Miller Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Research in Bariatric Surgery: Impact on Nutrition and Metabolic Health
Matthew Hayes Department of Psychiatry,
Graduate Group Affiliations Penn State University
Amylin Signaling in the Mesolimbic Reward System Controls Food Intake
Charles Santerre Department of Nutrition Science,
Purdue University
Sorting Through the Benefits and Risks of Seafood: Research to Translation
Dean P Jones Emory University School of Medicine Oxidative Stress and Metabolic Disease
Robert Stanley Parker Division of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Food Science, Cornell University Nutritional Biochemistry of Vitamins E and K
Liping Zhao Director for Laboratory of Molecular Microbial Ecology and Ecogenomics School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology Shanghai Jiao Tong University Director for Laboratory of Nutritional Systems Biology Shanghai Center for Systems Biomedicine Director for SJTU-Perfect (China) Joint Center for Microbiota and Health Can we follow Koch's postulates for hunting down human obesity bugs in gut microbiota?
Henry Kahn Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Introduction to the Sagittal Abdominal Diameter -- Why be SAD?
Patrick Tso The role of apolipoprotein AIV in glucose homeostasis
Rosalind Gibson  

Research Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago

Kirksey Lecture - Dietary-induced zinc deficiency in low-income countries: challenges and solutions
Fall 2013
Scott D. Cramer Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora How Vitamin and Stem Cells Led to the Identification of a Lethal Prostate Cancer Variant
Erin Glynn Sarah Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Mechanisms of Improved Insulin Sensitivity by Weight Loss and Exercise
Bernard P. Halloran Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco Dried Plum: An Emerging Therapy for Osteoporosis?
Marc T. Hamilton Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Inactivity Physiology Paradigm: The Dawn of a New Era of Healthy Lifestyle Solutions for All People
Joseph A. Houmard Department of Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina Severe Obesity: Is There a Metabolic Program and Does Exercise Help?
Joshua D. Lambert Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Cancer Preventive Activity of Green Tea Polyphenols: Role for Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial
Denise M. Ney Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison Phenylketonuria, Glycomacropeptide and Bone Health
Hei Sook Sul Department of Nutritional Science and Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley Transcriptional Regulation of Lipogenesis
Stephen C. Woods Director of the Obesity Research Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio Assessing the Intake of Dietary Fat and Other Macronutrients
Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Cheryl Anderson Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California San Diego Sodium and blood pressure
Caroline M. Apovian Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts Obesity 2013: Current treatment and vision for the future
Stephen P. Coburn Department of Chemistry, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana Compartmental modeling of vitamin B-6 absorption in rat intestine
Elvira de Mejia Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Lunasin, a dietary RGD peptide, in the prevention of chronic disease
James C. Fleet Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Making the most of my sabbatical leave...New tools and new research directions
Michael H. Green Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Insights into vitamin A metabolism revealed by mathematical modeling - A long-term perspective
Craig Hadley Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia The social and mental health consequences of food insecurity
Emily Ho School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis Diet, epigenetics and prostate cancer prevention
Kee-Hong Kim Department of Food Science, Purdue University Leaving resveratrol's shadow: Role of piceatannol in adipose tissue
Stephen D. Hursting Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Texas at Austin and Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center Obesity, metabolism and cancer: Mechanistic insights from transdisciplinary studies
Kimberly Kinzig Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University Ketogenic diets: Impact on energy balance, cognition, and the brain
Sibylle Kranz Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Child nutrition: A challenge for researchers, parents, and caretakers of children
Nancy F. Krebs Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora Complementary feeding strategies for breastfed infants: What's the evidence that it matters?
Phlip S. Lowe Department of Chemistry, Purdue University Use of folate tags for imaging and therapy of women's diseases
Megan McCrory Department of Nutrition Science and Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University Do eating patterns influence energy intake?
Collin R. Payne Department of Marketing, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces Marketing sustainable health interventions in grocery stores
Cynthia M. Smas Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Ohio RIFL, A new player in lipid metabolism
Gary Stoner Division of Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Strategies for cancer prevention using whole food formulations
Sze Yen Tan Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University  Incorporating nuts as a whole-food approach to modulate human metabolism and dietary intake
Thomas R. Ziegler Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia High-dose vitamin D in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Tbilisi, Georgia: Clinical outcomes and plasma metabolomic profiling

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