Past Speakers

Upcoming Speakers!


September 4, 2014

Dr. Hao Zhu M.D.

Assistant Professor

Childrens Medical Center Research Institute at UTSW

"Defining the relationships between liver injury, regeneration, and cancer."


September 11, 2014.

Dr. Michael Lutter M.D. , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

“The cellular and molecular basis of eating disorders”


September 18, 2014

Rana Gupta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor , Touchstone Diabetes Center UTSWMC

“Defining Preadipocytes and the Developmental Origins of Healthy Obesity”


September 25, 2014
Richard C. Wang, MD PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

"Transporter Phosphorylation Promotes Glucose Transport and Is Impaired in GLUT1 Deficiency Syndrome"


October 2, 2014


Director, Helmholtz Zentrum München German Research Center

Garching bei München, Germany


October 16, 2014

Nada Abumrad, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine & Obesity Research
Washington University in St. Louis

“Fatty acids and the metabolic syndrome”


October 23, 2014

Darcy L. Johannson, Ph.D., PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA
"Metabolic adaptations to body weight fluctuations"


October 30, 2014

Xin-Liang Ma, MD
Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University


November 20, 2014

Zane Andrews Ph.D.

Lab Head Neural Control of Energy Homeostasis

Monash University

"Metabolic sensing in the hypothalamus: mitochondrial and hormonal influences"


December 4, 2014

Andrea L Hevener, PhD
Associate Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of California, Los Angeles


December 11, 2014

Richard Dimarchi, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry

Indiana University Bloomington


January 15, 2015

Michael Jirousek, PhD

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals

"Discovery and Development of SREBP Modulators for the Treatment of Lipid Disorders"


January 29, 2015
Steven J. Russell M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School and
Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Research Center


February 5, 2015

Laurie J. Goodyear, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Investigator and Section Head
Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism

Exercise: Novel Mechanisms Regulating Glucose Metabolism


February 12, 2015

Timothy H. Moran, Ph.D.

Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Satiety signaling: roles for CCK and GLP-1


February 26,2015

Elizabeth Speliotes MD, Ph.D, MPH

Assistant Professor University of Michigan



March 26, 2015

Peter Arvan, M.D., PhD

Division Chief, Metabolism Endocrinology & Diabetes
Director, Comprehensive Diabetes Center
University of Michigan

Mutant INS gene-induced Diabetes of Youth



April 9, 2015

Dr. Dan Kelly

  • Professor & Director

  • Diabetes and Obesity Research Center

Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute Orlando, Florida

Deciphering the Metabolic Origins of Heart Failure


April 16, 2015

Roger J. Davis Ph.D. F.R.S.
Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Metabolic stress signaling by JNK

April 23, 2015

Vincent Poitout DVM, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine Scientific Director – CRCHUM

Univeristy of Montreal


May 7, 2015

Philip Shaul M.D.

UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas

"Endothelial Cell Biology of the LDL Receptor Family Member LRP8/ApoER2"