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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

BNORC Annual Symposium and Poster Session

Chronobiology and Obesity

July 24, 2015 from 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

BUSM, 72 East Concord Street, Instructional Bldg.,
Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor, Boston, MA


Deadline for RSVP and Poster Abstract Submission - extended to Monday July 20th, midnight


8:30 A.M. Check-in & Continental Breakfast
Moderator Susan K. Fried, Ph.D., Center Director
“The role of the circadian system in metabolism in humans”, Frank A.J.L. Scheer, Ph.D., Director, Medical Chronobiology Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
9:45 A.M. “Nutrition and daily eating pattern drive a dynamic gut microbiome”, Satchidananda Panda, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10:30 A.M. Break
10:45 A.M. "The Epigenetic and Metabolic Language of the Circadian Clock", Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph.D., Director, Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism, School of Medicine and Donald Bren Professor, Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
11:30 A.M. BNORC Pilot and Feasibility Presentations
Moderator Andrew Greenberg M.D., Center Associate Director
"Novel Role for Hemojuvelin in Brown Adipocyte Energy Expenditure", Kristy Townsend, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine
“Roles for the Hippo pathway effectors YAP/TAZ in directing mesenchymal sstem cell fate”, Xaralabos Varelas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
“Preliminary Investigation of Civic Engagement as a Novel Approach to Behavior Change and Body Weight Improvement in African American Females: The Change Club Study”, Sara C. Folta, PhD, ACSM GEI, Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

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Deadline for RSVP and Poster Abstracts: extended to Monday July 20th, midnight

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