Monday Seminar Series
Each Monday at 12 noon ET, a prominent research scientist working on topics related to aging and nutrition presents their latest research through the HNRCA Monday Seminar Series. The virtual lecture series is designed to bring researchers, faculty, and students together for learning and lively discussion. The lectures are open to members of the public interested in learning about current research topics taking place related to aging and nutrition. Registration is required.
Watch recordings of past HNRCA Monday Seminars on our YouTube channel here.
Bruce Kristal, Ph.D.
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Title: Approaches toward personalizing analysis of -omics data, risk factors, and treatments
No video available
Samaneh Farsijani Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Registered Dietitian
School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Title: Beyond quantity and quality: The role of chrononutrition in health
Erfei Zhao, MSW
University of Southern California
Title: Age trajectories of diseases, functional limitations, psychological, and cognitive wellbeing of centenarians and non-centenarians in the Health and Retirement Study
Ahmed Alhassani, B.D.S., M.S., Sc.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Title: The association between dietary intake and periodontal disease
Jay Cao, Ph.D.
Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Title: Caloric restriction and timing of exercise on bone in obesity and aging in animal model
Stefano Monti, Ph.D.
Section of Computational BioMedicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
Boston University School of Public Health
Bioinformatics Program, BU CDS
Hariri Institute for Computing and Compuational Science and Engineering
Title: Multi-Omics modeling to study (Healthy) aging and cancer
Jesus Gil, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Proliferation
Imperial College London
Title: Strategies to target senescence
Nancy E. Moran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Nutrition
USDA ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Title: Advances in assessing fruit, vegetable, and carotenoid intake in pediatric and adult populations
Sameera Talegawkar, Ph.D.
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (primary)
Department of Epidemiology
Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University
Title: Dietary patterns and age-related physical function
Daniel Promislow, Ph.D.
Dog Aging Project
Title: The Dog Aging Project: A platform for precision geroscience
Stacy Andersen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Title: Cognition and brain health at the extremes of human lifespan
Stephen Sodeke, Ph.D.
Resident Bioethicist & Professor of Bioethics
Center for Biomedical Research & Modern Languages, Communication, and Philosophy
Jun Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Francine Grodstein, Sc.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University Medical Center
Title: Dietary patterns and 'omics pathways in the prevention of chronic diseases of aging
HNRCA Monday Seminar Series: Fall 2023
Amy Millen, Ph.D.
School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo
Title: Investigations into the gut microbiome and age-related macular degeneration
Alexis Wood, Ph.D.
Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Title: Using Metabolomic Data to Develop Personalized Nutrition Approaches
Holly Brown-Borg, Ph.D.
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Title: Somatotropic signaling in aging, health and disease
Josiemer Mattei, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Title: Twenty years of nutrition research for Puerto Rican cardiometabolic health: from the US mainland to the island
Esther Aarts, Ph.D.
Professor, Donders Centre for Neuroscience – Neurobiology, Radboud University
Title: Nutrition & cognitive neuroimaging: understanding the gut-immune-brain axis in aging
Julie Hess, Ph.D.
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
Title: Healthy dietary patterns throughout the life cycle – the intersection of nutrition, convenience, and culture
Andrea Baccarelli, M.D. Ph.D.
Title: Omics, big data, and environmental determinants of aging
Ana Maria Cuervo M.D., Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title: Selective autophagy as a gerotherapeutic target
No video available
Linda Larson-Prior, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
Title: The Role of Sleep in Cognitive Function Across the Lifespan
Yvonne Nolan, Ph.D.
University College Cork
Title: Age and exercise shaping brain plasticity and behaviour: Does the gut microbiome play a role
Brian Bennett, Ph.D.
Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Title: Genetics and Precision Nutrition and the Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)