Monday Seminar Series

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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.

HNRCA Monday Seminar Series: Spring 2022

Date: January 31; 12 noon
SpeakerSarah Booth, PhD
Director and Senior Scientist, HNRCA at Tufts University
Role of vitamins D and K in risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Date: February 7; 12 noon
SpeakerJudith Campisi, PhD
Professor, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Adjunct Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California
Title: Cellular senescence, cancer, and aging: Quo vadis? 

Date: February 14; 12 noon
SpeakerAnthony Molina, PhD
Vice Chief of Research, Division of Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care
Department of Medicine
University of California at San Diego
Mitochondrial bioenergetics and healthy aging

Date: February 28; 12 noon
SpeakerJohan Auwerx, MD, PhD
Professor, Laboratory of Integrative Systems Physiology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Cross-species genetics to map new players in mitochondria and aging

Date: March 7; 12 noon
SpeakerJordan Smoller, MD, ScD
MGH Trustees Endowed Chair in Psychiatric Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Center for Precision Psychiatry, MGH
Precision Medicine: A view from psychiatry and an overview of the All of Us Research Program 

Date: March 14; 12 noon
SpeakerBess Dawson-Hughes, MD
Senior Scientist, HNRCA at Tufts University
Vitamin D and falls & fractures

Date: March 28; 12 noon
SpeakerMario Feruzzi, PhD
Center Director, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center
Chief, Section of Developmental Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Exploring variation of micronutrient and phytochemical bioavailability in plant germplasm collections to improve delivery and nutritional impact

Date: April 4; 12 noon
SpeakerCatherine Field, PhD RD
Professor of Nutrition, CRC Chair in Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Lipids and their effect on immune development in the first year of life

Date: April 11; 12 noon
SpeakerHolly Van Remmen, PhD
Program Chair, Aging & Metabolism Research Program
G.T. Blankenship Chair in Aging Research
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
VA Senior Research Career Scientist
Sarcopenia: Discovering mechanisms and interventions

Date: April 25; 12 noon
SpeakerRegan Bailey, PhD
Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University
Title: The Development of the Total Nutrient Index

Date: May 2; 12 noon
SpeakerStefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH
David S. Greer Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Brown Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Covid and older adults