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

January 8 Gloria A. Benavides, Ph.D. UAB "Hydrogen Sulfide Mediates the Vasoactivity of Garlic"  
January 15 David B. Allison, Ph.D. UAB "Causes of Obesity: Expect the Unexpected."  
January 22 William Karasov, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin "Physiological Ecology" Watch Video
January 29 Nathaniel J. Dominy, Ph.D. University of California "Adaptive drool in the gene pool: copy number varition of the human salivary amylase gene (Canelled due to inclement weather)" Seminar was Cancelled
February 5 Steven G. Lloyd, MD, Ph.D. UAB "Myocardial Ischemia and the Atkins Diet" Watch Video
February 12 Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD Columbia University, New York "Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Health Benefits" Watch Video
February 19 Elena Volpi, MD, Ph.D. University of Texas Medical Branch "Insulin Resistance and Sarcopenia"  
February 26 Stephen J. Freedland, Ph.D., MD Duke University School of Medicine "Obesity and Prostate Cancer: A Growing Problem." Watch Video
March 4 Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH University of Washington "Development and Consequences of Visceral Adiposity in Japanese Americans." Watch Video
March 11 Barry E. Levin, MD New Jersey Medical School "Obesity: It's all in your brain."  
March 18 Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Ph.D. University of Tennessee "The Renin-Angiotensin System, Adipose Tissue, Obesity and Diabetes: What are the Links?" Watch Video
March 25 Andre' Marette, Ph.D. Laval University Medical Research Center, Quebec, Canada "Role of Inflammatory Signaling and Nutrient Sensing in Obesity-Linked Insulin Resistance." Watch Video
April 1 John F. Rawls, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Genetic and Environmental Factors Regulating Llipid Metabolism in Zebrafish" Watch Video
April 15 Angelo Tremblay, MSc, Ph.D. Laval University, Quebec, Canada "Obesity and Environmental Toxins: the Case of Organochlorines" Watch Video
April 22 Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine "Identification of environmental obesogens: Is the environment making us fat?"  
April 29 Donald McClain, MD, Ph.D. University of Utah Health Sciences "Protein Modification by O-GlcNAc; New Insights into the Role and Regulation of a Nutrient Sensing Pathway " Watch Video
May 6 John J. Kopchick, Ph.D. Ohio University "Growth Hormone (GH), GH Antagonists, and GH Receptor "Knock-Outs": of Mice and Men (and Women)" Watch Video
May 13 Molly S. Bray, Ph.D. SDA/ARS Children's Nutrition "New Approaches to Gene Discovery in Obesity." Watch Video
September 9 Scott Pletcher, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas "The Modulation of Drosophila lifespan, and physiology by perceptual systems."  
September 16 Thorkild I.A. Sorensen, Ph.D. Institute of Preventive Medicine Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark "Challenges in the study of the causes of Obesity."  
September 23 James Annesi, Ph.D. Director of Wellness Advancement, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta "Exercise Adherence: Evidence-based Intervention." Watch Video
September 30 Clifton A. Baile, Ph.D. Professor in Animal Science and Foods & Nutrition,University of Georiga "Leptin, Fat Stores, Bone Marrow Adipocytes and the Skeleton." Watch Video
October 14 Stephen Daniels, MD, Ph.D. Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics,University of Colorado School of Medicine "Cardiovascular Complications of Pediatrics and Adolescent Obesity." Watch Video
October 21 Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas "Epigenetics and Obesity"  
October 28 Ofer Reizes, Ph.D. Department of Cell Biology, Lerner Research Institute,Clveland Ohio "Wiring of the Brain Circuits that Control Appetite and Body Weight by Syndecan-3: are We Wired for Leanness or Obesity?"  
November 4 James Levine, MD, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Rochester, Minnesota "N-E-A-T Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis" Watch Video
November 11 Leslie Kozak, Ph.D. Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana "Programming of Diet-Induced Obesity" Watch Video
November 18 Margarethe Hoenig, Dr. Med.Vet., Ph.D. College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia "Obesity-a feline pandemic"  
November 25 Kishore M. Gadde, MD Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina "Pharmacotherapy of Obesity" Watch Video
December 9 Ruth Harris, Ph.D. University of Georgia "Can leptin make you fat?"  

* Special NORC Seminar