NPOD 7th Annual Research Symposium
“Single Cell Analysis”

September 13, 2021


The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) will host his 7th Annual Research Symposium on Monday, September 13, 2021. This event will be delivered by Zoom. 
The symposium is a free event for faculty, postdocs, students, staff, industry partners, and other interested parties.

9:00 am  Janos Zempleni (NPOD Director) – Introduction
9:05 am Rick Bevins (Chancellor's Prof. & Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research) – Welcome
9:15 am 

Smita Krishnaswamy (Yale School of Medicine)

"Geometric and Topological Priors for Representation Learning in Biomedical Data"

10:15 am Break
10:30 am

Edward A. Fisher (New York University - School of Medicine) 

“The effects of caloric restriction on adipose tissue and atherosclerotic plaques: lessons from single-cell RNA sequence analysis”

11:30 am  Lunch Break (pick up lunch box at Leverton Hall or UNMC College of Public Health)
12:30 pm

Elin Grundberg (Children's Mercy Kansas City)

“Understanding metabolic disease risk by integrative genomics at single-cell resolution”

1:30 pm Student/Postdocs Poster competition* – announcement of winners and streaming of their pre-recorded presentations
2:00 pm  Concluding Remarks – Janos Zempleni


*Student/Postdocs Poster Competition
We will use pre-recorded Powerpoint presentations (4 minutes long).
Three winning presentations will be recognized with a $150 award and a framed certificate. More information regarding deadline and how to prepare the presentation you will find here.
Deadline for submission: Wednesday, September 8 (11:59pm).




If you have any questions, please contact Verona Skomski at (
If you would like to pick up a lunch box, please register by Thursday, Sept. 9 at Noon.


Smita Krishnaswamy
(Yale School of Medicine)



Edward Fisher 
(New York University - School of Medicine)


 Elin Grundberg 
(Children's Mercy Kansas City)

Funding for this symposium has been provided by grant support through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20GM104320.
We also like to thank the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences and the College of Education and Human Sciences for their support.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
316 Leverton Hall
phone: 402-472-3862