BNORC 2016-2017 Travel Scholarship Awards Announced

BNORC Small Grants Program

2016: Pre & Postdoctoral Fellowships in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity at the Boston University School of Medicine

Fall Obesity Working Group Meeting
Sponsored by the Epidemiology and Genetics Core of BNORC

Time and Date: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2:30-5:00 PM

Location: Kresge 110 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


  • Weight history and mortality in the NHS/NHSII/HPFS
    Edward Yu, MS, Student in Department of Nutrition

  • Predicted lean body mass, fat mass and mortality
    Donghoon Lee, MS – Student in Department of Nutrition
    You Wu, BS – Student in Department of Epidemiology

  • NCDs and Obesity: A solution to the “causes of the causes”
    Kevin Rogers, MAI/O, MACP, PhD Candidate in Health Psychology

Adipose Seminar Series

Sponsored by the Adipose Tissue Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core (ABM) of BNORC

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016, from 10:00–11:00 AM


M. Dafne Cardamone, Ph.D. Instructor of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

Location: BUMC, EBRC Building, 650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714

18th Annual Frontiers in Diabetes Research Conference

Biology of the Adipocyte: Causes and Effects in Diabetes and Obesity

Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

This one-day program is designed for scientists/investigators, students and clinicians with an interest in diabetes and/or obesity. As in the past, emphasis will be on the presentation of new and unpublished data, and on vigorous interactions between the audience and speakers.

Location: Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Columbia University Medical Center, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue at 168th Street, New York, New York, 1st Floor Conference Room

Pre-registration is required. You can register online or obtain additional information at: or

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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC), funded by the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK, is a consortium of institutions -- Boston University School of Medicine, Tufts University, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Our Cores, Pilot and Feasibility Program and annual programs, retreat, seminars and workshops promote inter- and multi-disciplinary research in nutrition and obesity.

Our Center is organized to address cross-cutting themes that represent key gaps in understanding the relationship between nutrition and health, and the pathogenesis of obesity and its associated metabolic diseases.

Key areas of nutrition and obesity research across these themes are facilitated and fostered by BNORC Cores:

The Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center is administratively based at Boston Medical Center and is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK) grant P30DK046200. All publications resulting from the utilization of BNORC resources are required to cite this grant in their NIH Funding Acknowledgement and must comply with NIH Public Access Policy.

BNORC Transgenic Core offers gene targeting with CRISPR

FVB/N or C57BL/6 CRISPR injections: Pronuclear stage zygotes are injected with CRISPR reagents for the purpose of creating knockouts or knockins.

Featured Interview

BNORC Researcher

Miguel Alonso-Alonso
MD, MPhil

Featured BNORC Research

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