BNORC Calendar

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Study Group Seminars:

Sponsored by Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center's Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core

Boston University Medical Campus
Evans Biomedical Research Center
650 Albany Street, 7th Floor, Room 714
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM unless otherwise noted

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Metabolic Cybernetics”

Professor David E. James, FAA
Leonard P Ullmann Chair in Metabolic Systems Biology, The Charles Perkins Centre, School of Molecular Bioscience and Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

October 14, 2014

“Early Insights into the Role of ACSL4 and ACSL5 in Systemic Metabolism Using Genetically Modified Mice”

Andrew S. Greenberg, M.D.
Director, Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory, JM-USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, Robert C and Veronica Atkins Professorship in Nutrition and Metabolism, Tufts University School of Medicine and Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

October 21, 2014

“Nuclear control of lipid metabolism”

Peter Tontonoz, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA

November 4, 2014 - Obesity Week

Thursday, November 11, 2014 (Veteran’s Day)

“An intracellular role of apoC3 in VLDL assembly/secretion”

Zemin Yao, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, University of Ottawa

Friday, November 25, 2014

Insulin sensitive and resistant obesity in humans: bariatric surgery and AMPK

Julia Xu, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Diabetes Unit, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston University Medical Center

December 2, 2014

“The Problem with Obesity and Diabetes Research”

Barbara E. Corkey, Ph.D.
Zoltan Kohn Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair for Research, Obesity Research Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

December 9, 2014

"Molecular mechanisms and regulation of intestinal lipid absorption"

M. Mahmood Hussain, Ph.D.
Lic.Med., Professor, Department of Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

December 16, 2014

Fuel Preference and Pancreatic ß-Cell Function

Jude T. Deeney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston University School of Medicine

January 6, 2015

New Insights into Thyroid Hormone Action

Anthony Hollenberg, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Thyroid Unit, Chief of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

THURSDAY January 8, 2015

Beta cell failure in type 2 diabetes, dysfunction at the junction?

Peter Butler, M.D.
Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine

Co-sponsored by Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (ECIBR) Affinity Research Collaborative (ARC): Mitochondria in Health Disease and the Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

Host: Dr. Orian Shirihai

January 27, 2015

Deciphering mechanisms of mitochondrial adaptability to oxidative stress

Marc Liesa-Roig, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston University School of Medicine

February 10, 2015

To be rescheduled at a later date

Environmental Endocrine Disruption of Adipose Physiology

Robert Sargis, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Chicago

February 24, 2015

“Flavin Monooxygenase 3 as a Potential Mediator of Diabetes-Associated Cardiovascular Disease”

Sudha B. Biddinger, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Boston
March 10, 2015


Dong Kong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine

March 24, 2015


April 7, 2015


Robert Farese, M.D.
Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health

April 21, 2015


May 5, 2015


May 19, 2015


June 2, 2015


Jennifer Schlezinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

June 16, 2015


Location: 650 Albany St., 7th Floor, Room 714, Boston University Medical Campus

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Parking is available in the garage located at 710 Albany Street.
Please contact Andrew S. Greenberg ( or Donna Gibson ( for additional information.

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