Upcoming Speakers



December 3, 2015

L. Ashley Cowart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Co-Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in

Lipidomics and Pathobiology
Medical University of South Carolina
"Complex roles of bioactive sphingolipids in the diabetic heart"

December 10, 2015

Steve Farber

Adjunct Associate Professor

Johns Hopkins University

"Live Imaging of Subcellular Lipid Transport and Storage Using Larval Zebrafish: A Study with Guts"


December 17, 2015

Diane Mathis Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School Morton Grove-Rasmussen chair of Immunohematology


December 24, 2015

No seminar - Christmas holiday


No seminar - New Years holiday


January 7, 2016

Shingo Kajimura PhD

Principle Investigator

Biomedical Sciences

University of California, San


January 14, 2016

David H. Wasserman, PhD

Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Director, Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


January 21, 2016

Alvin C. Powers, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


January 28, 2016

Patrick Seale Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Perelman School of Medicine


February 4, 2016

Mark Herman, MD

Principal Investigator

Division Of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


February 11, 2016

Steven R. Smith, M.D.
Chief Scientific Officer / SVP,

Florida Hospital Scientific Director, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes

“Epigenetic regulation of adipose tissue distribution"


February 18, 2016

Rohit N. Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D.

Joslin Diabetes Center

Harvard Medical School


February 25, 2016

Yong Xu, M.D., PH.D.
Baylor College of Medicine


March 3, 2016

Alyssa Hasty Ph.D

Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


March 10, 2016

Maike Sander, MD
Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center

Dept. of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego


March 17, 2016

Spring Break (no conference)


March 24, 2016

Richard D Palmiter
Professor, Department of Biochemistry; Investigator, HHMI; Adjunct Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington


March 31, 2016



April 7, 2016

Alan Attie B.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry

University of Wisconsin-Madison


April 14, 2016



April 21, 2016

Paul J. Kenny, PhD

Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair
Dept. of Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics
Experimental Therapeutics Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


April 28, 2016

McGarry Symposium

Location = D1-602


May 5, 2016


May 12, 2016

Denis Richard, Ph. D.

Director of research

Institut universitaire de cardiologie

et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ)


May 19, 2016

Matthew T. Andrews
McKnight Presidential Professor
Director, Bio-Translational Research Center
Department of Biology
University of Minnesota Duluth


May 26, 2016

David Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
Member, Whitehead Institute
Professor of Biology, MIT
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute



June 2, 2016

Marcelo A. Nóbrega MD, PhD
Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago
920 E 58th St. CLSC 319-A
Chicago, IL 60637
Office: (773) 834-7919
Lab: (773) 702-1808