Obesity Alliance Conference (TORS)
The UT Southwestern Obesity Alliance's weekly conference on metabolism, nutrition, and obesity is held at noon every Thursday on the sixth floor of the Green Science Building. The weekly conference was initiated by the Taskforce for Obesity Research (TORS) and is supported by the Center for Human Nutrition. The conferences emphasize human and translation research, but all aspects of metabolism and nutrition as related to obesity are considered. Out-of-town speakers are invited, to the extent possible.We hope that conference attendees will broadly represent the UT Southwestern faculty.
- December 5, 2013
William Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pharmacology
Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Reproductive Biology Sciences
“Nuclear NAD+ Signaling, PARP-1, and Adipogenesis”
December 12, 2013
Jonathan C. Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor in Internal Medicine
“Mice lacking ANGPTL8 (Betatrophin) manifest disrupted triglyceride metabolism without impaired glucose homeostasis”
- December 19, 2013
Craig Malloy, M.D.
Advanced Imaging Research Center, Internal Medicine, Radiology
“Prospects for Real-Time Metabolic Imaging”
- January 9, 2014
Robert D. Toto, M.D.
Associate Dean, Translational Science
Center for Translational Medicine
- January 23, 2014
Sabrina Diano, Ph.D.
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neurobiology
Director, Reproductive Neurosciences Group
- January 30, 2014
Thue W. Schwartz, M.D., D.M.Sc.
Professor and Research Director
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolism Research University of Copenhagen
- February 13, 2014
Mikhail Kolonin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
John S. Dunn Research Scholar
Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell Research
- March 20, 2014
Scott M. Sternson, Ph.D.
Janelia Lab Head
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- April 17, 2014
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
The Rockefeller University
- April 24, 2014
Michael A. Brownlee, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
- May 1, 2014
Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center