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Seminar Series

Spring 2015

Seminar Series will be held on Wednesdays 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

  • Feb 4

    Debarchana Ghosh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, UConn
    “Risk of Low Nutrition Due To Supermarket Redlining: A Case Study of Hartford, Connecticut”

  • Feb 11

    George Y. Wu, MD, Ph.D., Director of Hepatology Section, Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research, UConn Health
    “A Convenient Immune-Competent Model for Hepatitis C Infection”

  • Feb 18

    Mastaneh Sharafi, Graduate Student, PhD Prospectus Defense
    “Developing a Valid and Reliable Dietary Quality Index from a Liking Survey: Data from Association and Evaluation Studies in Children and Adults”

  • Feb 25

    No seminar

  • Mar 4

    Diana Dimarco, Graduate Student
    “Regulation of Lipid Metabolism and Reverse Cholesterol Transport by the Gut Microbiota; a Potential Target for Dietary Intervention”

  • Mar 11

    Bohkyung Kim, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, NUSC, UConn
    "Health Benefits of Berry Polyphenols: Hypolipidemic and Anti-inflammatory Effects"

  • Mar 18

    No seminar: Spring break

  • Mar 25

    Xi Zheng, Graduate Student
    “Protective Effects of Blackcurrant Anthocyanins on Ovariectomy-Induced Bone Loss”

  • Apr 1

    No seminar: EB Meeting in Boston

  • Apr 8

    Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, M.D., Linda and David Roth Chair for Cardiovascular Research Center for Vascular Biology and Professor of Cell Biology, UConn Health
    “Functional genomics: a novel connection between the HDL cholesterol gene, SCARB1, and the immune regulator, LAG3”

  • Apr 15

    Patrice Hubert, Graduate Student
    “Antioxidants and Their Role in Bone Health”

  • Apr 23
    Co-sponsored lecture with CHIP & ARE

    Brian Wansink, Ph.D., John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing, Cornell University
    “Slim by Design: Engineering a Built Environment”
    (12:30-1:30 PM, Room 204 (CHIP), J. Ray Ryan Building,
    “Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life” (2:30-3:30 PM, Konover Auditorium)

  • Apr 29

    Amanda Missimer, Graduate Student
    “Systemic Effects of Ghrelin on the Cardiovascular System and Atherosclerosis”

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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