Upcoming Seminars and Conferences

DeWitt Goodman Seminar Series

September 25, 2019 – June 17, 2020

Wednesdays at 1:30pm
Acthley-Loeb Conference Room - PH8E




September 25, 2019

Henry N. Ginsberg, M.D.

Irving Professor of Medicine

Past Director


"Nuclear Membrane Proteins Regulate VLDL Secretion and Hepatic Lipid Metabolism."

October 2, 2019

Chloe Berland, PhD

Research Post-doc Candidate

Physiology, Neurosciences

Paris, France

"Dietary Fat Impact Feeding Behavior and Food Reward Through the Dopamine D2 Receptor."

October 16, 2019

Zaman Mirzadeh, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Barrow Neurological Institute

"Developmental Plasticity in the Mediobasal Hypothalamus."

October 23, 2019

John I. Glendinning
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology

Barnard College

Columbia University

"Cephalic Control of Insulin Release in Mice."

November 6, 2019

Anthony Sclafani, Ph.D.

Emeritus Distinguished Professor

Department of Psychology

Brooklyn College of City University of New York

"Sugar and Fat Appetite: Role of Mouth and Gut Nutrient Sensors."

November 20, 2019

Sarah Tishkoff, Ph.D.
David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
Departments of Genetics and Biology
University of Pennsylvania

“African Genomics: Implication for Studies of Human Evolution and Disease.”

December 4, 2019

Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD
Beatrice and Miguel Elias Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science
Professor of Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

"Posttranslational Regulation of HMG CoA Reductase, the Rate-Limiting Enzyme of Cholesterol Synthesis and Molecular Target of Statins​."

December 11, 2019

Sarah Stanley, MBBCH, PhD
Assistant Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute

“Neural Regulation of Glucose Metabolism.”

January 8, 2020

Steven Grinspoon, MD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Chief, Metabolism Unit, MGH

Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard 

Massachusetts General Hospital

"A Novel Hormonal Strategy to Treat NAFLD: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Implications."

January 29, 2020

Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Chief of Sleep Medicine in the Department of Neurology

Northwestern University Chicago

“Enhancing Circadian Function for Brain and Metabolic Health”​

February 12, 2020

Carlos Campos

Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, College of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University

"Viscerosensory Contributions to Feeding and Affective Behaviors"

February 19, 2020

Triantafyllos Chavakis

Professor, Clinical Chemistry & Clinical Pathbiochemistry

Director, Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine

University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus,

Dresden, Germany

"Immunometabolic Circuits in Inflammation"

February 26, 2020

Anthony Ferrante, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief of Preventive Medicine and Nutrition

New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center Resources

March 4, 2020

Rotonya Carr, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Division of Gastroenterology

"Lipid Droplets and Ceramides in Alcoholic Liver Disease"

March 11, 2020

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

"The Metabolic and Neoplastic Consequences of Reactivated Notch Signaling in the Obese Liver"


Nada Abumrad, PhD

Dr. Atkins Professor of Obesity Research in Medicine 

Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology

Washington University

"CD36 Membrane Signaling in Fatty Acid Uptake and Metabolic Regulation"


Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD

Associate Director, Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fueling T cells in Inflammation and Cancer"


Patrick Seale, PhD

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania



Herman Pontzer
Associate Professor Evolutionary Anthropology

Duke University


May 6, 2020

Nir Barzilai, MD

Professor of Medicine

Director, Institute for Aging Research Medicine/Endocrinology

Albert Einstein


May 13, 2020

Sharon Wardlaw

Professor of Obesity Research 

Department of Medicine and Endocrinology


May 20, 2020

David Bernlohr, PhD

Professor and Head

Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN 


May 27, 2020

Ira Tabas, MD

Vice-Chair of Research Department of Medicine

Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology



June 3, 2020

Joerg Heeren

University of Hamburg, Germany


For Additional Upcoming Seminars

Berrie Center

Appetite Behavior Seminar