BNORC 2016-2017 Travel Scholarship Awards Announced

BNORC Small Grants Program

2016: Pre & Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity at the Boston University School of Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Endocrinology Grand Rounds

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:00–10:00 AM

“CRISPR screen and endocrine resistance”

Xiaole Shirley Liu, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Location: Shapiro Clinical Center, Leventhal Conference Room, 2nd Floor

Adipose Seminar Series

Sponsored by the Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM) of BNORC

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016, from 10:00–11:00 AM

“G-Protein Suppressor 2 regulates mitochondrial biogenesis via mitochondrial retrograde signaling and modulation of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes core promoter accessibility”

M. Dafne Cardamone, Ph.D. Instructor of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

Location: BUMC, EBRC Building, 650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714

Biochemistry Thursday Seminar, BUSM

Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 12:00-1:00 PM

“PDGF-regulated cell fate and adipose tissue fibrosis”

Lorin Olson, PhD
Assistant Member Cardiovascular Biology Program Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Location: BUSM, 72 East Concord Street, K103

18th Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Conference

Biology of the Adipocyte: Causes and Effects in Diabetes and Obesity

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

This one-day program is designed for scientists/investigators, students and clinicians with an interest in diabetes and/or obesity. As in the past, emphasis will be on the presentation of new and unpublished data, and on vigorous interactions between the audience and speakers.

Location: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Columbia University Medical Center, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue at 168th Street, New York, New York, 1st Floor Conference Room

Pre-registration is required. You can register online or obtain additional information at: or

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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC), funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, is a consortium of institutions -- Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Our Cores, Pilot and Feasibility Program and annual programs, retreat, seminars and workshops promote inter- and multi-disciplinary research in nutrition and obesity.

Our Center is organized to address cross-cutting themes that represent key gaps in understanding the relationship between nutrition and health, and the pathogenesis of obesity and its associated metabolic diseases.

Key areas of nutrition and obesity research across these themes are facilitated and fostered by BNORC Cores:

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center is administratively based at Boston Medical Center and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK) grant P30DK046200. All publications resulting from the utilization of BNORC resources are required to cite this grant in their NIH Funding Acknowledgement and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.

BNORC Transgenic Core offers gene targeting with CRISPR

FVB/N or C57BL/6 CRISPR injections: Pronuclear stage zygotes are injected with CRISPR reagents for the purpose of creating knockouts or knockins.

Featured Interview

BNORC Researcher

Miguel Alonso-Alonso
MD, MPhil

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