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2020 Fall Seminar Series

The 2020 Fall Seminar Series will be held on Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Due to social distancing guidelines, in–person seminars will be closed to the general public. Seminars will be available to everyone via Zoom. Links will be distributed prior to each seminar. For more information, contact Ben Sauro at (573) 882-4288 or

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Date Speaker Lecture Title
Aug 27 Anandhi Upendran, PhD
University of Missouri
Turning your lab discovery into product
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Sep 3 Nikki Ford, PhD
Hass Avocado Board
The Avocado Nutrition Center – Research within a quasifederal organization
Sep 10 Stu Phillips, PhD
McMaster University, Ontario
Factors that promote skeletal muscle hypertrophy: Old ideas, new paradigms
Sep 17 Mary Moore
University of Missouri
The impact of nutritional ketosis on hepatic outcomes
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Sep 24 Lauro Vianna, PhD
University of Brasilia
Exercise pressor reflex: A journey to the brain and beyond
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Oct 1 Elizabeth Parks, PhD
University of Missouri
Fatty liver treatments: The science of how we got to where we are
Oct 8 Jim Perfield, PhD
Eli Lilly
Rachelle Reed, PhD
Orange Theory Fitness
Transitioning from academia to industry: Round table discussion
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Oct 15 Ryan Pettit-Mee
University of Missouri
Leg fidgeting during prolonged sitting improves postprandial glycemic control in overweight and obese individuals
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Oct 22 Paul Titchenell, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Regulation of hepatic lipid metabolism by mTorc1 signaling
Oct 29 David Dunstan, PhD
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Sedentary behavior and public health: Integrating the evidence & identifying potential solutions
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Nov 5 Health Sciences Research Day No Seminar
Nov 12 Barbara Stefanska, PhD, MPH
University of British Columbia
Epigenetic mechanisms of anti-cancer effects of berry polyphenols
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Nov 19 Rebecca Dirkes
University of Missouri
Hormonal regulation of bone health: Novel understandings of xenoestrogens and estrogen receptoralpha
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Dec 3 Shawn Bender, PhD
University of Missouri
Vascular mineralocorticoid receptors: Is there a vascular origin of cardiac dysfunction in obesity?