Obesity Alliance Archives 2013
The UT Southwestern Obesity Alliance's weekly conferences on metabolism, nutrition, and obesity are held at noon every Thursday in the Green Building (Y6.224). The Task Force for Obesity Research (TORS) sponsors the weekly conference.
- January 10, 2013
Bruce Beutler, M.D.
Director, Center for the Genetics of Host Defense
"Creating IBD-like diseases in mice through random germline mutagenesis"
- January 17, 2013
- January 24, 2013
Tobias Walther Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Yale School of Medicine
"The Phase of Fat: Cell Biology of Neutral Lipid Storage"
- January 31, 2013
Stephen Turley, Ph.D.
Professor in Internal Medicine,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"Comparison of the Impact of Lysosomal Entrapment of Unesterified Versus Esterified Cholesterol: Studies in the Niemann-Pick C Type 1 (NPC1) and Lysosomal Acid Lipase (LAL) Deficient Mouse Models"
- February 7, 2013
Brendan D. Manning, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases
Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
Harvard School of Public Health
"Metabolic Control of Cell Growth by mTOR"
- February 14, 2013
Barbara Kahn, M.D.
Vice Chair of Research Strategy in the Department of Medicine
George R. Minot Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
"Novel mechanisms by which adipose tissue regulates systemic insulin sensitivity"
- February 21, 2013
Eric Berglund, Ph.D.
Center for Hypothalamic Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center
"Under-appreciated gluco-regulatory control mechanisms: serotonin, leptin, and glucagon"
- February 28, 2013
Jonathan C. Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor, Internal Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition
and Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development
"To each according to its needs: ANGPTLs and triglyceride partitioning during fasting and feeding"
- March 7, 2013
Hannele Yki-Järvinen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor - Division of Diabetes
University of Helsinki
Faculty of Medicine and Helsinki University Central Hospital
"Pathogenesis of NAFLD: lessons from studies in humans"
- March 14, 2013
Michael Roth, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman of Biochemistry
Diane and Hal Brierley Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Research
Interim Dean, Southwestern Graduate School
"Chemical Suppression of Glucagon as a Treatment for Type I Diabetes"
- March 21, 2013
Klaus H. Kaestner, Ph.D.
Thomas and Evelyn Suor Butterworth Professor in Genetics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
"Metastable epigenomic state enables human pancreatic Alpha- to beta- cell reprogramming"
- March 28, 2013
Gregory Grabowski, M.D.
Director, Division of Human Genetics
Director, Medical Genetics Training Program
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
"Lysosomal Acid Lipase: From Man to Mouse and Back"
- April 4, 2013
Richard Bergman, Ph.D.
Director of Cedars-Sinai's Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
Los Angeles, Calif.
"Dissecting the pathophysiological pathway to Type 2 Diabetes"
- April 11, 2013
Sandra Schmid, Ph.D.
Cecil H. Green Distinguished Chair in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Professor and Chair, Cell Biology
"Building, testing, demolishing, and reconstructing working models: Lessons from Dynamin"
- April 18, 2013
Perry Bickel, M.D.
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, UT Southwestern
“A Lipid Droplet Protein Doubles as a Transcriptional Co-Regulator of Mitochondrial Function”
- April 25, 2013
Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
Department of Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern
"Novel roles for microRNAs in normal physiology and disease"
- May 2, 2013
Juan M. Pascual, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Rare Brain Disorders Clinic and Laboratory
Departments of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Physiology, and Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neurology
"Genetic Disorders of Brain Metabolism: Mechanistic and Therapeutic Aspects"
- May 9, 2013
Clifford J. Rosen, M.D.
Director of Clinical and Translational Research, Maine Medical Center
“The Color and Function of Marrow Adiposity: Brown, Beige, or White?”
- May 16, 2013
Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
"Teaching an Old Heart Old Tricks: Lessons From the Neonate"
- May 23, 2013
Kevin Williams, Ph.D.
Internal Medicine and Division of Hypothalamic Research
"Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Arcuate POMC Neurons: Implications for Obesity and Type-II Diabetes"
- May 30, 2013
Deborah Clegg, Ph.D., R.D.
Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition
"Estrogens/Estrogen Receptors: Critical Modulators of Metabolism"
- June 6 – September 5
- September 5, 2013
Roger Unger, M.D.
Professor in Internal Medicine
Touchstone/West Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research
"The New Biology of Diabetes"
- September 12, 2013
Kosaku Uyeda, Ph.D.
Bonnie Bell Harding Professorship in Biochemistry
"Metabolite Regulation of ChREBP: Glucose Signaling Mechanism"
- September 19, 2013
Steven Kliewer, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology
Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Distinguished Chair in Basic Cancer Research
“New Insights Into the Physiology and Pharmacology of FGF21”
- October 3, 2013
Roger Cone, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Obesity and Metabolism
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
“Developmental and Evolutionary Roles of Melanocortin Signaling.”
- October 10, 2013
Chen Liu, Ph.D.
Division of Hypothalamic Research
“PPARγ in Vagal Sensory Neurons Regulates Energy Balance”
- October 17, 2013
Christopher K. Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
“Genomics and Lipidomics of Macrophage Activation”
- October 24, 2013
Lori Zeltser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center
“Developmental influences on ARH lineages”
- October 31, 2013
Pingping Li, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of San Diego
“The Role of NCoR in Metabolism”
- November 7, 2013
Dwight A. Towler, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Cardiovascular Pathobiology
Sandford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
Faculty Scientist at Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
“The Biology and Physiology of Diabetic Arteriosclerosis: Endocrine Regulation of an Inflammatory (Wnt-opathy)”
- November 14, 2013
Yuichi Ikeda, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics - Laboratory of Masashi Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D.
“Modulation of circadian glucocorticoid oscillation through adrenal opioid-CXCR7 signaling alters emotional behavior”
- November 21, 2013
Kevin Jon Williams, M.D.
Section Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Physiology
Professor of Cardiovascular Research Center
Temple University School of Medicine
“A novel oxide transport chain at the center of pathway-selective insulin resistance”