BNORC Calendar


Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center


BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminars:

Sponsored by Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center's Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core

Boston University Medical Campus
Evans Biomedical Research Center
650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM unless otherwise noted


January 7, 2014

Silvia Corvera, M.D., Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Adipose tissue angiogenesis in development and metabolic disease"

January 28, 2014

Brian Finck, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
“Standing on the shoulders of giants to gain a better view of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism”

February 11, 2014

Judith Storch, Ph.D., Professor II, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Structural & Functional Studies of Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins: from Membranes to Mice

February 25, 2014

David E. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Hepatology, Division of Gastroenterology Brigham and Women's Hospital Director, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology Robert H. Ebert Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School
“START Domain-Mediated Metabolic Regulation Reveals New Targets in Diabetes, Obesity and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”

March 18, 2014

Bradford B. Lowell, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
"The Wiring Diagram for Hunger: Using Neuron-Specific Tools to Discover its Basis"

April 1, 2014 - TBN

April 15, 2014

Tarjei S. Mikkelsen PhD, Group Leader, Broad Technology Labs
"Single cell RNA-seq analysis of human adipose-derived cells"

April 29, 2014 – No seminar – EB Meeting, San Diego, CA


May 6, 2014

Paul Pilch, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
“Adiporedoxin, master regulator of adipokine secretion?”

May 13, 2014

Joseph Bass, MD, PhD, Chief Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Charles F. Kettering Professorship of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
"The Circadian Landscape of Metabolism"

May 20, 2014

Douglas G. Mashek, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Minnesota
“Liver, lipid droplets and lipolysis; linking liver metabolism to metabolic disease etiology”

June 3, 2014

Valentina Perissi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
“Ubiquitin-dependent regulation of PPARץ transcriptional activity in adipocytes”

June 10, 2014

Zhen Y. Jiang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Medicine, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine “Neutrophil activation at the early stage of inflammation in diet-induced obesity”

June 13-17, 2014 – No seminar - American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions (2014)


For additional information about this seminar series, please contact Andrew.Greenberg@tufts.edu.



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