2015 Seminar Series

March 11, 2015

Karen Reue, Ph.D., Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, presented The 16th Goldberg Lecture in Signal Transduction and Metabolism.  Her talk, entitled "Lipins, Autophagy, and Metabolic Disease" was co-sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, UMN, and the Minnesota Obesity Center.

March 26, 2015

Charles J. Billington, M.D., Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition, VA Medical Center presented at talk entitled “The Vagus Nerve and Obesity” at the UMN Endocrine City-Wide Conference.  Dr. Billington is the Associate Director of the Minnesota Obesity Center.

May 1, 2015

John Bartholomew, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin will speak on child obesity policy/intervention. With Division of Epidemiology &Community Health (Ellen Demerath organizing).

May 12, 2015

Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at Boston College, presented a seminar entitled "Cancer: A Metabolic Disease with Metabolic Solutions."  During his visit, Dr. Seyfried met with investigators from the Minnesota Obesity Center.  This seminar was co-sponsored by the Masonic Cancer Center and the Minnesota Obesity Center.

September 25, 2015

Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center, will present a seminar entitled “Food, gut, and brain align to determine both metabolic and mental health” on the role of the nervous system in the processes maintaining energy homeostasis and nutrient intake.  During his visit, Dr. Berthoud will meet with investigators from the Minnesota Obesity Center.  This seminar is co-sponsored by the Neuroscience Seminar Series and the Minnesota Obesity Center.