This seminar series is the marquee event for the ECDOI. It features monthly seminars given by leading experts in the metabolism and diabetes fields. Come early to network with colleagues and visitors from 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM. These events are an excellent opportunity to learn about various topics related to metabolism, bioenergetics, membranes, diabetes, bariatric surgery, public health and many other areas.
Meetings are open to all who are interested. You can find the full upcoming schedule below. Check back periodically for updates. We look forward to seeing you there.
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Qin Yang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
University of California, Irvine
"Epigenetic Regulation of Energy Expenditure in Obesity"
Christopher Newgard, PhD
Director, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
"Metabolomics reveals new potential targets for metabolic diseases"
Ed Tapscott Lecture
John Thyfault, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
"Hepatic fitness and susceptibility for metabolic disease"
ECHI Conference Room B-D
Dave D'Alessio, MD
Associate Director, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
"The role of GLP-1 to mediate the effects of bariatric surgery."
ECHI Conference Room A
Philipp E. Scherer, PhD
Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"Diabetes, Obesity and the Central Role of the Adipocyte in Maintaining Systemic Homeostasis"
Anthony Ferrante, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
"Immune Regulation of Metabolism"
James Hougland, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
"Ghrelin acylation by ghrelin O-acyltransferase: Studies towards a novel target for controlling glucose homeostasis."
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