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INP and Fuqua Graduate Seminar Series

Fall 2014 - Fridays at 10:30 - 11:20am, BRNG 2280

The Fuqua Graduate Student Seminar Series in Nutrition Science is named in memory of the life and career of Dr. Mary Fuqua.  Dr. Fuqua was a faculty member in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue from 1963-1987.  While she was here she served as Department Head, Associate Dean of Home Economics Extension, and as Associate Dean of Consumer and Family Sciences.  The naming of this seminar series in memory of Dr. Fuqua is highly appropriate as Dr. Fuqua was passionate about giving high quality presentations and passing on this important skill to her students and colleagues.

Title and Speaker

September 5

Dietary Interventions for Healthy Aging

Rafael de Cabo, Ph.D., National Institute on Aging Seniors Investigator, Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology


September 12

Genes and Environment: Protection or Risk for Childhood Obesity

Margarita Teran-Garcia, M.D., Ph.d., F.T.O.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor, Department of Food Sciences and Human Nutrition

September 19

Technologies for improvement of nutrition in low-income countries

Juan Andrade, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

September 26

Mango polyphenolics - Absorption and prevention of chronic disease

Susanne Talcott, Ph.D., Texas A&M University - College Station

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Science

October 3

A "browned" new pathway to fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes

Shihuan Kuang, Ph.D., Purdue University

Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science

October 10

Cytochrome P450s in Vitamin E Metabolism and Status

Robert Parker, Ph.D., Cornell University

Associate Professor, College of Human Ecology

October 17

Mechanisms linking sensing of dietary methionine to tissue-specific remodeling of metabolism

Thomas Gettys, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

October 24

Cardiovascular Protective Effects of Carotenoids and Increasing Bioavailability of Carotenoids

Jung Eun Kim, Ph.D., Purdue University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Nutrition Science

October 31

Is Bone Loss Reversible Following Prolonged Energy Deficiency?

Mary Jane de Souza, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Professor, Kinesiology and Physiology

November 7

Advances in Dietary Assessment: Controversies, Methods, and Applications

Sharon Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. R.D., University of Waterloo

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems

November 14

Impact of Neonatal Copper Limitation on Brain Biochemistry

Joe Prohaska, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School

Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry, Department of Biomedial Sciences

November 21

Natural forms of vitamin E and their long-chain metabolites

Qing Jiang, Ph.D., Purdue University

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Science

December 5*

Targeting Glutamine Metabolism in Cancer

Xuanzhou Zhou, Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University

December 12

New Tools to Support Ancient Needs: Health Innovations and Cell Phone Support for Infant Feeding

Dan Sellen, Ph.D., University of Toronto

Professor of Anthropology, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health, Associate Dean, Research, Dalla Lane School of Public Health


*Fuqua Graduate Seminar


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