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

January 6 Douglas Moellering, Ph.D. Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Modulation of Endothelial Cell Viability by Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein."  
January 13 Gary Johanning, Ph.D. Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Folic Acid and Cisplatin Resistance" Watch Video
January 20 Richard Watanabe, Ph.D. University of Southern California "Dissecting Genetic Heterogeneity Through Physiology" Watch Video (Part 1)
Watch Video (Part 2)
January 27 David Marrero, Ph.D. Indiana University School of Medicine "Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program" Watch Video
February 3 Robert Garofalo, Ph.D. Pfizer Global Research and Development "Metabolism, Stress and Aging: An Evolutionary Perspective" Watch Video
February 10 Amy Rubinstein, Ph.D. Zygogen "Integrating Zebrafish into Preclinical Drug Development" Watch Video
February 17 Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D. St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, New York "The Usefulness of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Study of Food-Related Brain Activity"  
February 20 Nikhil Dhurandhar, Ph.D. Wayne State University "Virus-Induced Obesity" Watch Video
February 24 Alana Majors, Ph.D. Department of Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation "Homocysteine Alters the Composition, Structure, and Function of the Extracellular Matrix"  
March 2 Anne McTiernan, MD, Ph.D. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center "Obesity and Breast Cancer"  
March 9 Stephen McGarvey, Ph.D., MPH Brown University "Genetic Epidemiology of Adiposity and Type 2 Diabetes in Modernizing Samoans" Watch Video
March 16 Eugenia Calle, Ph.D. Analytic Epidemiology, American Cancer Society "Adiposity and Cancer – How Much Do We Know" Watch Video
March 30 Jon Graff, MD UT Southwestern Medical Center "Invertebrate Models of Fat Storage"  
April 6 Chidambaram Ramachandran, Ph.D. Merck Forsst, Canada "PTP1B Inhibition - A Novel Therapy for the Treatment of Diabetes and Obesity"  
April 8 John Milner, Ph.D. National Cancer Institute "Frontiers in Cancer Prevention at NCI"  
April 13 Craig Warden University of California, Davis "Finding Obesity Genes with Congenic Mice" Watch Video
April 27 Eugene Chen, MD, Ph.D. Morehouse School of Medicine "PPARs and the Cardiovascular System"  
May 4 Donald Ingram National Institute on Aging "Development of Calorie Restriction Mimetics as an Anti-Aging Strategy" Watch Video
May 21 Dr. Weimin University of California, Salk Institute "The Roles of PPARg in Adipose Tissue and Skeletal Muscle Metabolism - What Tissue-Specific Knockout Mice Tell Us"  
September 14 Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. NIDSCD/NIH "Genetics of Bitter Taste Perception" Watch Video
September 21 Ronenn Roubenoff, MD, MHS Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & Tufts University "Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease"  
September 28 Daria Estrada-Smith UCLA "Analysis of Metabolic Syndrome in Multigenic Obesity Deprived Mouse Strains"  
October 5 Frank F. Bartol, Ph.D. Auburn University "Developmental Programming and the Porcine Model" Watch Video
October 12 John Chatham, D. Phil. Division of Cardiovascular Disease, UAB "Diabetes is Bad for the Heart and Other Metabolic Myths" Watch Video
October 19 Richard A. Miller, MD, Ph.D. University of Michigan, School of Medicine "How to Make a Really Old Mouse: Multiple Pathways to Super-Longevity?" Watch Video
October 26 Maya Grose, Graduate Student Cornell University "Functions of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in Lipid Metabolism and Adiopogensis"  
November 2 Erin Hanlon University of Wisconsin at Madison "Sleep Deprivation and Motivation for Food Reward" Watch Video
November 3 Kathryn E. Henderson, Ph.D. Yale University "Fighting Childhood Obesity: A Public Health Approach"  
November 9 Anil Malhotra, MD Long Island Jewish Health Systems, New York "Pharmacogenetics of Antipsychotic Drug Response" Watch Video
November 23 Xiaoli Chen, Ph.D. NIH, Maryland "Understanding the Endocrine Role of Adipose Cells in Metabolic Diseases"  
November 30 Kimberly Floyd, Ph.D. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University "Adolescent Nutrition: Knowledge, Education, BMI Levels, and Dietary Habits"  
December 7 Theodore P. Ciaraldi, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego "Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3: A Potential Target in Diabetes and Obesity?" Watch Video
December 14 Julie L Locher, Ph.D. Department of Medicine, UAB "Eating Issues in Vulnerable Older Adults" Watch Video

* Special NORC Seminar