Spring Retreat 2021

12th Annual Spring Retreat

04 May 2021    

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) hosted his 12th Annual Spring Retreat on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  This event was delivered by Zoom.
The symposium was attended by over 80 participants.

Featured speakers were experts on the topics of Adipocytes:

  • Tim J. Schulz (Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Germany)
  • Jacqueline Stephens (Louisiana State University)
  • Hei Sook Sul (University of California- Berkeley)


Here are the winners of the best poster award:

1. Baolong Liu – Gradstudent (NHS-UNL) - Jiujiu Yu lab
“Identification of anti-inflammatory vesicle-like nanoparticles in honey”

2. Tasneem Bouzid – Gradstudent (Mech. & Mat. Eng. UNL) - Yung Yul Lim lab
“Rho/ROCK regulation of adipocyte mechanical properties”

3. Shu Wang - Postdoc (NHS-UNL) - Janos Zempleni lab
“Milk Exosomes Protect Human Microbiota Associated-mice Against Clostridioides difficile Infection”

4. Joshua McDowell – Gradstudent (Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology -UNMC) - Rebecca Oberley-Deegan lab
“Adipocytes protect normal prostate fibroblasts from radiation-induced damage by adiponectin signaling”


Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases