NUTR990: NHS Seminar Series

Nutrition & Health Science Seminar (NHS Seminar) NUTR990 (1 cr)

Time: Tuesday, 1:00 -1:50 PM
Location: Online via Zoom

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Sathish Kumar Natarajan Assistant Professor

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Sept. 1, 2020: The Story of a Medical Nutrition Research Agenda
Corrine Hanson PhD RD, LMNT, FAND ( ) Professor of Medical Nutrition, College of Allied Health Profession, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Discussants: Sathish Kumar Natarajan and Mary Ann Johnson

Sept. 8, 2020: Palmitoleate protects against Zika virus-induced placental trophoblast apoptosis
Philma Glora Muthuraj, ( ) Doctoral Student in Natarajan lab, NHS, UNL
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Sept. 15, 2020: Helping people move more and sit less across the lifespan
Danae Dinkel, Ph.D, ( ) Associate Professor Exercise Science, Director of the Physical Activity in Health Promotion Lab, School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Discussants: Afsana Khanam

Sept. 22, 2020: Mammary Alveolar epithelial cell (MAC-T) derived exosomes as invitro model for bovine milk exosomes
Mojisola Ogunnaike, ( ) Graduate student in Zempleni lab, NHS, UNL
Discussants: Philma Glora Muthuraj

Sept. 29, 2020: Exosome-like Nanoparticles from Ginger Rhizomes Inhibited NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation
Xingzhi (Alan) Li, ( ) Graduate student in Yu lab, NHS, UNL
Discussants: Mojisola Ogunnaike

Oct. 6, 2020: Immunometabolism: Connecting metabolic reprogramming and immune response
Prakash Kumar Sahoo, ( ) Doctoral Student in Natarajan lab, NHS, UNL
Discussants: Afsana Khanam

Oct. 13, 2020:Development of the iCook 4-H Curriculum for Youth and Adults: Cooking, Eating, and Playing Together for Childhood Obesity Prevention
Lisa Franzen-Castle PhD, ( ) Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition & Health Sciences, UNL
Discussants: Philma Glora Muthuraj

Oct. 20, 2020: Uptake of bovine milk exosomes in murine bone marrow-derived macrophages is class A scavenger receptor-mediated and majority of tissue accumulation is resident macrophage dependent in C57BL/6J mice
Afsana Khanam, ( ) Doctoral student in Zempleni and Yu labs
Discussants: Xingzhi (Alan) Li

Oct. 27, 2020: Regulation of mTORC1 by dietary molecules and its implications for enterohepatic heath.
Regis Moreau PhD, ( ) Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition & Health Sciences, UNL

Nov. 3, 2020: Promoting Community Health in a Pandemic: Approaches to measure and address COVID-19-related disparities in Nebraska
Virginia Chaidez PhD and Megan Kelley PhD, Assistant Professor’s, Department of Nutrition & Health Sciences
Discussants: Ashley Toney & Falah Rashoka

Nov. 10, 2020: The Role of Placental Nutrient Sensing in Determining Maternal-Fetal Nutrient Allocation
Thomas Jansson MD, Florence Crozier Cobb Endowed Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Discussants: Prakash Kumar Sahoo

Nov.17, 2020: Adipocyte Derived Signals in Obesity and Inflammation
Meilian Liu PhD, ( ) Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico
Discussants: Xingzhi (Alan) Li

Nov.24, 2020: Finals Week
NO Seminar, Grades will be posted in MyRed

Special Thanks

Mary Willis Professor

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Mary Ann Johnson J.S. Tinstman Professor, Department Chair

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