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Seminar Series

Fall 2015

Seminar Series will be held on Tuesdays at 11:00am in Room 219 in Roy E. Jones Building, 3624 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • Sept 8

    Gabriela Murillo, Graduate Student, Doctoral Prospectus Defense
    “The Assessment of a Nano-Delivery System on Increasing the Bioavailability and Efficacy of Lutein in Treating Hepatic Steatosis and Systemic Inflammation in Guinea Pigs"

  • Sept 15

    Elaine (Choung-Hee) Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, UConn

    “Protein Synthesis Inhibition and Polyglutamine Aggregation in Muscle and Neurons”

  • Sept 22

    Nomeli P Nunez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutrition, Georgia State University
    “Determining the Mechanism by Which Alcohol Affects Breast Cancer Development”

  • Sept 29

    No seminar

  • Oct 6

    Theodore Rasmussen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UConn
    “Cellular Personalized Medicine to Investigate and Model Human Dyslipidemias”

  • Oct 13

    Jaime S. Foster, Graduate Student
    “Understudied and Underserved: The Challenges Rural Communities Face in the Prevention of Obesity”

  • Oct 20

    Frank M. Sacks, M.D., Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    “Apolipoproteins as Guides to Lipoprotein Metabolism and More”

  • Oct 27

    Tricia Leahey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Allied Health Sciences, UConn
    “The next frontier of obesity treatment: Disseminating Evidence-based Strategies and Weight Loss Maintenance"

  • Nov 3

    Soonkyu Chung, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    “Regulation of White Adipocyte Browning by Dietary Fatty Acids”

  • Nov 10

    Marlene B. Schwartz, Ph.D., Director of Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Professor of Department of Human Development and Family Studies, UConn
    “Research, Policy, and Politics: The Case of the National School Lunch Program”

  • Nov 16

    Terrence M. Vance, Graduate Student, Doctoral Thesis Defense
    “The Association between Dietary Antioxidants and Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness”

  • Nov 24

    No seminar: Thanksgiving Recess

  • Dec 1

    Manal Almatrafi, Graduate Student
    “Dietary Fiber and Lipoprotein Metabolism”

Schedule Subject to Change. Call 860-486-3633 for information or, if you would like to arrange to meet with any speaker, please email

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