Upcoming Seminars and Conferences

DeWitt Goodman Seminar Series

September 23, 2020 – June 9, 2021

Wednesdays at 1:30pm




September 23, 2020

Anthony Ferrante, MD
Professor of Medicine Chief Preventive Medicine and Nutrition

"Many Facets of Adipose Tissue Macrophages: Making Fat and Insulin"

September 30, 2020

Sharon Wardlaw, MD
Professor of Obesity Research Department of Medicine & Endocrinology

"Melanocortin Regulation of Energy Balance and Pituitary Function: Human Translational Studies​"

October 21, 2020

Sung-Yon Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Seoul National University

"How Do We Stop Eating When We Are (Mechanically) Full?"

October 28, 2020

David Bernlohr, PhD
Professor and Head Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
University of Minnesota

"Lipid Signaling and Inflammation in Adipose Tissue"

November 11, 2020

Patrick Seale, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell & Development Biology Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

"Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells and Fat Tissue Development"

November 18, 2020

Itsaso Garcia-Arcos, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

"LDL Receptor Related Protein 1 (LRP1) in Lung Lipid Metabolism: Alveolar Surfactant, Type II Pneumocytes, and Pulmonary Function"

December 2, 2020

Herman Pontzer, PhD
Associate Professor Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University

"Diet, Exercise and Metabolic Health: Insights from Hunter-Gatherers"

January 13, 2021

Utpal Pajvani, MD, PhD
Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Endocrinology

"The Metabolic Consequences of Reactivated Developmental Signals in Obesity"

January 27, 2021

John Nicholas Betley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology Genetics, Epigenetics Genomics Neurobiology
University of Pennsylvania

"Adaptive Control of Food Intake"

February 3, 2021

Joseph Bass, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine Professor
Northwestern University

"NAD+ in the Circadian Regulation of Behavior and Metabolism"

February 10, 2021

Nada Abumrad, MD
Professor of Obesity Research in Medicine & Cell Biology & Physiology
Washington University

"Cellular and Paracellular Pathways for Tissue Fatty Acid Uptake; Ceramides, Caveolae, VE-Cadherin"

March 3, 2021

Frank Reimann
Professor of Endocrine Signalling, University of Cambridge
Wellcome Trust/MRC Institute of Metabolic Science (IMS) & MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit,
Addenbrooke's Hospital

"Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Enteroendocrine Hormone Secretion"

March 31 , 2021

Yuki Oka, Ph.D
Professor of Biology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology

“Functional and Transcriptional Dissection of Neural Circuits Underlying Sodium Consumption.”

April 7, 2021

Michael Honigberg, MD
Instructor in Medicine,
Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

"Unique Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Toward Precision Prevention."

April 21, 2021

Sean Heffron, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Center of Preventive of Cardiology Disease


"Excess Body Weight, Atherosclerosis and Inflammation Resolution.​"

May 12, 2021

Isha Jain, PhD
Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research
University of California, San Francisco

"Turning the Oxygen and Vitamin Dials as a Therapy."​

May 19, 2021

Allison W. Xu, Ph.D.

Professor, Diabetes Center and the Department of Anatomy, Joseph and Vera Long Foundation Endowed Professor in Diabetes and Obesity Research

University of California, San Francisco

"CNS Control of Metabolic Efficiency."

June 2, 2021

Melinda A. Beck, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition, Associate Chair, Schools of Public Health & Medicine

University of NC at Chapel Hill

"The Influence of Obesity on the Response to Influenza Infection and Vaccination."

June 16, 2021

Rossana Calderon
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Preventive Medicine & Nutrition


“Role of Retinoids in Enteroendocrine Cell Signaling.”

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