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Center for Nutritional Sciences

Center for Nutritional Sciences

Seminar Series

2022 Seminars

  • 2022 Seminars

    2022 Seminars

    Juame Amengual, Ph.D. - September 1
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Beta-carotene and vitamin A in cardiometabolic diseases.

    Bin Liu, Ph.D. - September 8 (Zoom Only)
    Mississippi State University
    Exploring the role of mitochondria in dysregulated calcium handling in diseased hearts.

    Stephen Hennigar, Ph.D. - September 22
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge
    Impact of dietary iron on severity of enteric infection.

    Ray A. Matulka, Ph.D., FACN - October 6
    Burdock Group Consultants, Orlando
    Evaluation of the safety of new food ingredients: Where science meets regulation.

    Cora Best, Ph.D., RDN - October 27
    University of Florida
    Clinical and genetic influences on vitamin D metabolism.

    Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Ph.D. - November 10
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
    Modulation of the aging gut microbiome by prebiotics and probiotics.

    Dr. Diana Taft
    University of Florida
    Breastfeeding, Antibiotics, and the Infant Gut Resistome

Past Seminars

  • 2021-Present Seminars

    2021 Seminars

    Perry Collins
    Copyright & Open Educational Resources Librarian
    UF Author Rights Policy & Predatory and Questionable Publishing

    Suzanne Stapleton
    Agricultural Sciences & Digital Scholarship Librarian
    UF Author Rights Policy & Predatory and Questionable Publishing

    Gordon Zello
    University of Saskatchewan
    EPIC Health: Eating Pulses Improves Cardioovascular Health 

    Dr. Corwin Nelson
    University of Florida
    Application of Vitamin D physiology research to nutritional recommendations

    Dr. Antonio Faciolo
    University of Florida
    Simulating the Gut(Rumen) in the Lab: The Dual-flow Continuous Culture System and Ruminant Nutrition

    Dr. Audrey Labarre
    l'Université de Montréal
    Microbial Dietary Supplementation and Lipid Dysregulation in Neurodegenerative Disorders

    Dr. Christine Tangney
    Rush University
    MIND and Mediterranean Diet Patterns and Cognitive Decline and Dementia: How did we get here?

  • 2010-2020 Seminars

    2019 – 2020 Seminars

    Matam Vijay-Kumar
    University of Toledo
    Nutrient Control of Responses to Infection

    Steve Smith
    Sanford Burnham Institute Orlando
    Lipid Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseease

    Kervin Hall
    Metabolic Responses to Processed Food in Humans

    Hal Drakesmith
    Oxford University, UK
    Hepcidin Control of Iron Metabolism

    Steve Brenner
    University of Iowa
    Metabolism and Function of Nicotinamide Riboside

    Dominic D'Agostino
    University of South Florida
    Physiologic Responses to Ketogenic Diets

    2017 – 2018 Seminars

    Dennis Thiel
    Duke University
    Copper and Copper Containing Therapeutics

    Harini Sampath
    Rutgers University
    Control of Lipid Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases 

    Sonia Najjar
    Ohio University
    Metabolic Factors of NAFLD/NASH 

    Iqbal Hamza
    University of Maryland
    Heme Trafficking From The Ground-Up

    2015 – 2016 Seminars

    John B. Vincent, Ph.D.

    University of Alabama
    Recent Advances in Nutritional Biochemistry of Chromium (III)

    Sherry Tanumihardjo, Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin
    Vitamin A in Developing Countries

    Dorine Swinkels, M.D., Ph.D.
    Radboud University Medical Centre
    Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    Responses of the Gut Microbiota to Supplementary Iron

    Robert Waterland, Ph.D.

    Baylor College of Medicine
    Special Seminar at the Genetics Institute

    2013 – 2014 Seminars

    Sam Cheng, M.D.

    University of Florida
    CaSR and Nutritional Therapy of Diarrhea in Children

    Ali Shalesh Kaushal, M.D.
    Retina Specialty Institute – Gainesville, FL
    Controlling Retinal Homeostasis with Molecular Rheostats

    Tracy G. Anthony, Ph. D.
    Rutgers University, New Jersey
    Protein Kinase GCN2 and the Amino Acid Stress Response in Health and Disease

    Susan J. Whiting, Ph.D.

    Department of Nutrition, Canada
    Measuring Hand Grip Strengh: What Nutrition Researchers and Dietitians Need to Know

    Patrick Concannon, Ph.D.
    University of Florida
    Genetics of Malnutrition

    Kenneth Cusi, Ph.D.
    University of Florida

    Stephan G. Kaler, M.D.
    National Institute of Health
    Studies in Human Copper Metabolism

    2012 – 2013 Seminars

    Sadasivan Vidyasagar, Ph. D.

    University of Florida
    Effect of Irradiation on Small Bowel Function: A Functional Approach to Treat Radiation Toxicity

    Sylvia Christakos, Ph. D.

    UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School
    Vitamin D and the Gut

    Lothar Rink, Ph.D.
    University Hospital – Aachen, Germany
    Molecular Basis for Zinc in Immunity

    2011 – 2012 Seminars

    Kimberly O’Brien, Ph.D.

    Cornell University

    Jacob Selhub, Ph.D.
    Tufts University
    Vitamin B6, Inflammation and the Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase (IDO) Dependent Tryptophan Degradation


    2010 – 2011 Seminars

    Jay Whelan, Ph.D.

    University of Tennessee – Knoxville
    Can Diet Provide any Hope of Impacting Advanced Stages of Prostate Cancer?

    Thomas Clanton, Ph.D.
    University of Florida
    Factors Influencing Permeability in Hyperthermia

    Kris Kowdley, Ph.D.
    University of Washington
    Molecular Mechanisms of Iron Overload in Humans

    Doug Burrin, Ph.D.
    Children’s Nutritional Research Center – Houston, Texas
    Functional Role of Methionine Cycle Metabolism in the Gut Health and Disease


    James R. Connor, Ph.D.

    Penn State University
    Mechanisms and Regulation of Iron Uptake into the Brain

  • 2001-2010 Seminars

    2009 – 2010 Seminars

    J. Bernadette Moore
    University of Surrey (UK)
    Proteomic Approach to Analysis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and the Metabolic Syndrome

    Norman G. Hord
    Michigan State University
    Food Sources of Nitrates and Nitrites: Potential Health Benefits

    Carrie P. Earthman
    University of Minnesota
    Bioimpedance Spectroscopy for Assessment of Fluid Distribution and Body Cell Mass in the Clinical Setting

    Hamid Said
    University of California Irvine
    Transport of Water-soluble Vitamins in Health and Disease: Mechanisms and Regulation

    Judy Storch
    Rutgers University
    Transport & Metabolism of Intestinal Monoacylglycerol: the ‘Forgotten’ Lipid

    Yatrick Shah
    University of Michigan
    The Role of Hypoxia-Inducible Factor in Iron Homeostasis

    Michael F. Holick
    Boston University School of Medicine
    A solution for Good Health:
    Vitamin D

    Tim Osborne
    Burnham Institute Orlando
    New Roles for SREBPs in Physiology and Metabolism

    Tom Ziegler
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Trophic and Cyoprotective Nutrition for Intestinal Adaptation, Repair and Barrier Function

    Shannon Kelleher
    Penn State University
    Zinc and Mammary Gland Function: The Two Faces of Eve

    2008 – 2009 Seminars

    J. Lee Beverly, Ph.D.
    University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Nutritional Neuroscience: The
    Brain Diet Connection

    Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
    Cornell University
    Folic Acid, Birth Defects and
    Colon Cancer: Managing Gene
    Expression and Genome Stability

    Bryan Mackenzie, Ph.D.
    University of Cincinnati
    Divalent Metal-Ion Transporter
    DMT1 and Its Role in Metal-Ion Absorption

    Rex Gaskins, Ph.D.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    On Contributions of the Hydrogen Economy to Colonic Health and Disease

    Christopher B. Newgard
    Duke University Medical Center
    Comprehensive Tools for Metabolic Analysis. Joint with UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute.

    Josh Yarrow, Ph.D.
    VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
    Trick O’ Treat: Testosterone
    and the Prevention of

    Donald George, M.D.
    Nemours Children’s Clinic
    Probiotics in Infant Nutrition

    James Fleet, Ph.D.
    Purdue University
    Vitamin D Regulation of
    Calcium Metablolism: A
    Critical Role for Intestinal
    Calcium Absorption

    Bret Goodpaster, Ph.D.
    University of Pittsburgh
    Insulin Resistance in Aging:
    Effects of Calorie Restriction
    and Exercise. Joint with UF Diabetes Center

    2007 – 2008 Seminars

    Don Striegel, Ph.D.
    Coca-Cola Research & Development Group
    Past, Present, and Future:
    Research and Development
    in Minute Maid and Coca-Cola

    Joseph Larkin, Ph.D.
    Microbiology and Cell Science, UF
    Regulatory T-Cells and Autoimmune Disease

    James Resnick, Ph.D.
    Molecular Genetics and Mircobiology, UF
    Mouse Models of Prader-Willi Syndrome

    Joseph Prhaska, Ph.D.
    University of Minnesota
    Copper-Dependent Ferroxidases
    and Mammalian Iron Homesotasis

    Elizabeta Nemeth, Ph.D.
    Department of Medicine, UCLA
    Hepcidin and Iron Metabolism

    Richard Weindruch, Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin
    Caloric Intake and Aging
    Joint with UF Institute on Aging

    Michael Clare-Salzler, M.D.
    Department of Pathology, UF
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Infants

    Min Li, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Aberrant Expression of Zinc
    Transporter ZIP4 Contributes to
    Human Pancreatic Cancer
    Joint with UF Shands Cancer Center

    S. Jill James, Ph.D.
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Oxidative Stress and the
    Metabolic Pathology of Autism

    2006 – 2007 Seminars

    George A. Burdock, Ph.D.
    Burdock Group, Washington, DC
    Food Toxicology Issues Involving Nutrition and the Food Industry

    Mary Frances Picciano, Ph.D.
    Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
    Dietary Supplement Use in the United States: Who’s Using What?

    A. Catharine Ross, Ph.D.
    Pennsylvania State University
    Vitamin A in the Lungs and Immune System

    Vadim N. Gladyshev, Ph.D.
    University of Nebraska

    James S. Scolapio, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
    Trophic Factors for Treatment of GI Dysfunction

    Linda M. Castell
    Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, U.K.
    Endurance Exercise, Immunodepression, and Supplements

    Dwight E. Matthews, Ph.D.
    University of Vermont
    Protein/Amino Acid Nutrition

    2005 – 2006 Seminars

    Xingen Lei, Ph.D.
    Cornell University
    Intriguing Roles of Antioxidant Enzymes Se-GPX1 and Cu, Zn-SOD in Oxidative Stress and Diabetes

    Linda Bartoshuk, Ph.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine
    Things Don't Taste the Same to Everyone: Impact on Food Intake and Health

    Eric Hentges, Ph.D.
    Center for Nutrition Policy and USDA's Food Guidance System
    Translating the Guidelines into Actionable Behaviors

    Stephanie Norris, M.S., R.D., L.D./N.
    Dairy Council of Florida
    Waist Management, DASH, Bone Health: The Role of Dairy

    Kenneth A. Kudsk, M.D.
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Critical Illness, Enteral Nutrition, and Mucosal Immunity

    David B. Allison, Ph.D.
    University of Alabama
    Controversies and Confusions Regarding Obesity and Longevity

    Diane F. Birt, Ph.D.
    Iowa State University
    Botanical Supplements

    Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Early Nutritional Influences on Mammalian Developmental Epigenetics

    2004 - 2005 Seminars

    Gerald Schmidt, Pharm.D.
    Macronutrients as Immune Modulators

    Barbara Bowman, Ph.D.
    Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    CDC Prevention Research in Response to the Emerging Epidemic of Chronic Disease in the United States: Primary Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

    Paul Ernsberger, Ph.D.
    Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
    Effect of Diet and Weight Recidivism on Blood Pressure in a Metabolic Syndrome X Model


    Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
    Cornell University
    Factors Affecting Food Intake

    Paul Leaverton, Ph.D.
    University of South Florida
    Epidemiology and Its Role in Studies of Human Health

    Brandon Lewis, Ph.D.
    Kemin Industries, Inc. Des Moines, Iowa
    The Antiordinary Antioxidant: The Science Behind Lutein


    2003 - 2004 Seminars

    James M. Ntambi, Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Role for Stearoyl- CoA Desaturase in Metabolism

    Jose M. Ordovas, Ph.D.
    Tufts University
    Adding Power to Nutrition and Common Sense to Genetics

    Neil F. Shay, Ph.D.
    Notre Dame University
    Soy Isoflavones Regulate Lipid Metabolism Via PPAR and SREBP Pathways

    Thomas W. Sadler, Ph.D.
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill
    Folic Acid: Not Just a Nutrient during Embryogenesis

    Colleen E. Hayes, Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Vitamin D Nutrition and Autoimmune Disease

    Hilary Shallo Thesmar, Ph.D.
    Egg Nutrition Center, Washington, DC
    Return of the Good Egg

    Kevin L. Fritsche, Ph.D.
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Impaired Interferon gamma Responsiveness and Diminished Bacterial Clearance Associated with Fish Oil Consumption in Mice

    Tomas A. Prolla, Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    The Gene Expression Profile of the Aging Process and its Retardation by Nutritional Intervention

    2002 - 2003 Seminars

    Sharon R. Rolfes
    Nutrition & Health Associates, Tallahassee, Florida
    Writing as a Profession in the Nutrition/Dietetics Field 

    Jeanne Freeland-Graves, Ph.D.
    University of Texas, Austin 
    The Epidemic of Obesity 

    Joshua W. Miller, Ph.D.
    University of California, Davis 
    Homocysteine, B Vitamins, and Cognitive Function in Aging and Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders 

    David R. Lineback, Ph.D. 
    University of Maryland
    Acrylamide in Foods - What is the Problem?

    Donald E. George
    Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
    Celiac Disease and Related Disorders in Children 

    Kevin L. Fritsche, Ph.D.
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Impaired Interferon gamma Responsiveness and Diminished Bacterial Clearance Associated with Fish Oil Consumption in Mice

    2001 - 2002 Seminars

    David S. Newburg, Ph.D. 
    University of Massachusetts
    The Innate Immune System in Human Milk 

    Joshua A. Bomser, Ph.D.
    Ohio State University 
    Antioxidants and Ocular Health 

    Timothy A. Garrow, Ph.D. 
    University of Illinois 
    Regulation of Betaine-homocysteine Methyltransferase by Redox Switch 

    Michael B. Zemel, Ph.D.
    University of Tennessee
    Calcium Modulation of Adipocyte Metabolism and Human Obesity Risk 

    Alan L. Buchman, M.D.
    Norwestern University 
    Choline Deficiency in Humans   

  • 1987 - 2000 Seminars

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