The seminar is sponsored by the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and co-sponsored by the Department of Nutrition Sciences

January 8 Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D.
Pathology Department, UAB
"Mechanisms for the Control of Cardiovascular Function by Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species"
January 15 Aminul Islam, MD, MSc, DrPH
Dept of Epidemiology and International Health, UAB
"Childhood Malnutrition: Bangladesh Perspectives"
January 22 Catherine Davis, Ph.D.
Medical College of Georgia
"Exercise and insulin Sensitivity: What is the Evidence?"
January 29 Mark Shriver, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology, Penn State
"Using Ancestry to Study the Genetics of Traits and Diseases in Human Populations"
February 5 Xu Cao, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, UAB
"A Novel Mechanism in the TGF-b/BMP Signaling Pathway"
February 11 John Speakman, DSc
University of Aberdeen, Scotland
"Limits to Sustained Metabolic Rate"
February 19 Catherine Fenster, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
" Vascular Nitric Oxide Production: Associations with Physical Activity, Body Fat, Race and Plasma Lipids"
March 5 O. Dale Williams, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, UAB
"Weight Gain in the US CARDIA Study vs Four Samples in China: The CARDIA Study and the US-PRC Collaboration in Cardiopulmonary Epidemiology."
March 12 Keith West, DrPH, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
"Vitamin A Deficiency and Reproductive Health in the Developing World."
March 19 Pi-Ling Chang, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation."
April 2 Douglas White, Ph.D.
Auburn University
"Low Dietary Protein as a Model of Diet-Induced Obesity"
April 9 Gerald Shulman, MD, Ph.D.
Yale University
"Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance"
April 16 Cristina Lara, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Visceral Adipose Tissue in Pre-Menopausal Women: Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Fat Gain, Time, and Race."
August 6 Angelo del Parigi, MD
"Neuroimaging and Obesity"
September 3 Richard Baumgartner, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
"Sarcopenic-Obesity in Aging and Disease"
September 10 Richard Weindruch, Ph.D.
University of Winconsin
"Caloric Restriction and Aging: Studies in Rodents and Primates"
September 17 Zhanjiang (John) Liu, Ph.D.
Auburn University
" Genomic Research in Fish Ponds: From Markers to Functional Genomics"
September 24 Noa Noy, Ph.D.
Cornell University, NY
"New Angles in Retinoic Acid Signalling"
October 1 Roger White, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, UAB
"Obesity and the Vascular Response to Injury in Zucker Rats"
October 8 Noelle Cockett, Ph.D.
Utah State University
"Continued Exploration of the Callipyge Region in Sheep"
October 15 Paul Brookes, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, UAB
"Concepts Regarding UCPs, Free Radicals and Metabolic Rate"
October 22 Jose Fernandez, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Hablemos de AMOR (Admixture Mapping for Obesity-Related Traits)"
October 29 Barbara Gower, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Metabolic Effects of Estrogen"
November 6 Matthias Tshop, MD
German Institute of Human Nutrition
"Energy Balance Regulation: Afferent Signals as Novel Drug"
November 12 Dympna Gallagher, EdD
Columbia University
"Body Composition at the Organ/Tissue Level"
November 18 Yuchang Fu, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
" Adipocyte Lipid Binding Protein (ALBP) Gene Expression and Foam Cell Formation"
November 19 James Mills, MD
NICHD's Pediatric Epidemiology Section
"Folate and Neural Tube Defects"
November 26 Gail Mick, MD
Department of Pediatrics, UAB
"White Adipocyte Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor"
December 3 John Fain, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee, Memphis
" Regulation of Leptin, PAI-1, VEGF, IL-1beta, 6, 8, & 10, TNFalpha, Resistin and Adiponectin Release by Human Adipose Tissue and Adipocytes in Primary Culture."
December 10 Michael Wyss, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology, UAB
" Human Estrogen, Plant Estrogens and Salt-Sensitive Hypertension: Is There a Good Estrogen Anymore?"