Upcoming Seminars and Conferences

DeWitt Goodman Seminar Series

Wednesdays at 1:30pm
Acthley-Loeb Conference Room - PH8E




September 12, 2018

Lev Becker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ben May Department for Cancer Research
The University of Chicago

"Macrophage pathways link obesity to accelerated atherogenesis and breast cancer"

October 3, 2018

Alexander R. Nectow, MS, PhD
CV Starr Fellow, Associate Research Scholar
Head, Nectow Lab
Princeton University/CUMC

"The Neurobiology of Energy Balance"

October 24, 2018

David Allison, PhD

Dean, Indiana University School of Public Health


“Obesity, Energetics, and Longevity: Social, Experimental, Evolutionary, and Epidemiologic Perspectives”

October 31, 2018

Chuchun Liz Chang, Ph.D.

Institute of Human Nutrition

College of Physicians and Surgeons


“New Roles of Lipoprotein Lipase and Bioactive Lipids in Immune Cell Biology”

November 7, 2018

Diana Thomas

Professor of Mathematics

United States Military Academy

West Point

“Predicting Military Injuries from 3D Body Morphology"

November 14, 2018

Michael P. Czech, MD
Isadore and Fannie Foxman Professor
Chair, Program in Molecular Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Adipocyte to Neuron Crosstalk to Regulate Systemic Metabolism”

November 28, 2018

Jeffrey Flier, MD

Dean of Faculty of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

“Starvation in the Midst of Plenty: Reflections on the History and Biology of Insulin and Leptin”

December 5, 2018

Lecture – Medical Grand Rounds

Sekar Kathiresan , MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

“Genetic Basis for Myocardial Infarction: Understanding Risk and Resistance”

December 12, 2018

Ebru Erbay, MD

Assistant Professor - Bilkent University

Research Associate – Harvard School of Public Health

"Organelle Stress at the Intersection of Immunometabolism"

December 19, 2018

Alison Kohan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Department of Nutritional Sciences
University of Connecticut

"The Role of apoC-III in Intestinal Immunity and IBD"

January 9, 2019

Ira Goldberg, MD

Director, NYU Division of endocrinology

Diabetes & Metabolism


"Fat in the Blood, Fat in the Heart"

January 16, 2019

Filip Swirski, PhD

Associate Professor Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute

“Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease"

January, 23, 2019

Stefan Jordan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Oncological Sciences
Laboratory of Professor Miriam Merad

“Nutrition, Microbiome, Immunity: Food Energy Regulates Inflammation”

February 6, 2019

Jorge Plutzky, MD

Director, The Vascular Disease Prevention Program

Director, Preventive Cardiology

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Cardiovascular Medicine

"Programmatic Control of Transcription: Applying New Insights to Cardio-Metabolic Disorders"

February 20, 2019

Daniel A Heller, PhD

Head, Cancer Nanomedicine Laboratory

Associate Member, Molecular Pharmacology Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

“Nanotechnologies for the Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Metabolic Disease"

March 6, 2019

Streamson C. Chua, Jr. MD

Professor, of Department of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"A Gut-Brain Axis that Controls Glycemia and Insulin Sensitivity"

March 13, 2019

Graham Barr, MD

Professor of Department of Medicine & Epidemiology

Chief, Division of General Medicine


“Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Stupidity: What can machine learning do for us?”

March 20, 2019

Juan J. Lafaille, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology and Medicine

Skirball Institute – Alexandria West 4th floor

New York University School of Medicine

"Regulatory T Cells and Macrophages in the Adipose Tissue"

April 10, 2019

Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Albert Resnick, M.D. Assistant Professor

Head, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

The Rockefeller University

"Local and Systemic Adipose Tissue Crosstalk in Health and Disease"

April 24, 2019

Anthony Ferrante, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Chief of Preventive Medicine & Nutrition


"The Defense of Body Weight: Two Systems One Number"

May 8, 2019

Kimberly Buhman, MD

Purdue University

Professor, Department of Nutrition Science

College of Health and Human Science

West Lafayette, IN

"Dietary Fat Absorption in Health and Disease"

May 22, 2019

Peter A. Crawford, MD, PhD

Professor, Departments of Medicine & Biochemistry

Molecular Biology & Biophysics

Vice Chair for Research, Dept of Medicine

Director, Division of Molecular Medicine

University of Minnesota

"Multi-dimensional Roles of Ketone Bodies in  Fuel Metabolism, Signaling, and Therapeutics"

May 29, 2019

J. Mark Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Staff – Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Director of Research – Center for Microbiome & Human Health

Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

“Drugging the Gut Microbial Endocrine Organ for Improvement of Cardiometabolic Disease”

June 5, 2019

Ivan E de Araujo, DPhil


Friedman Brain Institute

Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

"The Gut-Brain Axis and Reward"


For Additional Upcoming Seminars

Berrie Center

Appetite Behavior Seminar