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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

BNORC Adipose and Metabolic Tissue Study Group Seminars: 2015-2016

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

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Parking is available in the garage located at 710 Albany Street.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

“Browning of white adipose with roscovitine, a CDK inhibitor, induces a distinct population of UCP1 positive adipocytes”
Stephen R Farmer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

October 6, 2015

“Shades of White: insights into sex- and depot-dependent mechanisms regulating fat distribution”
Susan K. Fried, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine/Section Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Boston University of Medicine

October 20, 2015

“Metabolic regulation of mitochondrial function in the nervous system”
Gulcin Pekkurnaz, Ph.D., Laboratory of Thomas Schwarz, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital

November 3, 2015

"Seeing and controlling GLUT4 vesicle exocytosis with optogenetics"
Derek Toomre, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine

November 17, 2015

“Regulation of Liver Lipogenic Gene Expression: Undiscovered Territory”
Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D., Judy R. & Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial, Chair in Diabetes Research; Director, Diabetes Research Center, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

December 1, 2015

"Caveolae vs. nucleus? A “new” role of PTRF/Cavin-1 on metabolically regulated ribosomal DNA transcription"
Libin Liu, M.D., Ph.D, Instructor, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

December 15, 2015

"Seeing Adipocyte Origins and Function Through the Eyes of mTOR Complex 2 Signaling"
David Guertin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMass Medical School

January 5, 2016

No Seminar

January 19, 2016


February 2, 2016

"Novel Endogenous Lipids with Beneficial Effects for Diabetes and Immune-mediated Diseases"
Barbara Kahn, MD, George R. Minot Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

February 16, 2016

“Critical steps in Glut4 recycling”
Konstantin Kandror, Ph.D., Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

March 1, 2016

Anders Näär, Ph.D., Cell Biologist, Professor of Cell Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

March 15, 2016

“Role of Interferon Regulatory Factors in Adipose Biology and Metabolism”
Evan Rosen, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

March 22, 2016

“The Role of Sphingolipids in Muscle Insulin Resistance: Correlation or Causation?”
Joe Brozinick, Ph.D. Principle Research Scientist, Eli Lilly, Indianapolis

April 5, 2016

Laurie Goodyear, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Senior Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center

April 19, 2016

May 3, 2016


May 17, 2016

June 7, 2016

June 21, 2016

No Seminar

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 Paul Pilch ( or Donna Gibson ( for additional information.

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