Seminar Archives

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule



IGNITE Presentations


Carrie Standage-Beier

Qiuming (Grace) Wang


Invited seminar

Dr. Lindsay Kohler: Dept of Health Promotion

Sciences, Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,

Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and

Metabolism, The University of Arizona

“Precision Wellness: The intersection of social determinants of health and diabetes


IGNITE Presentations


Talani Bertram

London McDougal


IGNITE Presentations


Kelli Richardson

Maren Sfeir

Chelsea Doll


IGNITE Presentations


Yuze Wu

Devin Saunders

Bahar Bakhshi


Student seminar

Speaker: Talani Bertram

Introduced by: Kelli Richardson


Student seminar

Speaker: Carrie Standage-Beier

Introduced by: Bahar Bakhshi


Student seminar

Speaker: Bahar Bakhshi

Introduced by: Carrie Standage-Beier


Student seminar

Speaker: Maren Sfeir

Introduced by: Chelsea Doll


Student seminar

Speaker: London McDougal

Introduced by: Maren Sfeir


Student seminar

Speaker: Yuze Wu

Introduced by: Talani Bertram


Student seminar

Speaker: Qiuming (Grace) Wang

Introduced by: Devin Saunders


Student seminar

Speaker: Kelli Richardson

Introduced by: London McDougal


Student seminar

Speaker: Chelsea Doll

Introduced by: Yuze Wu


Student seminar

Speaker: Devin Saunders

Introduced by: Qiuming (Grace) Wang

Seminar Archives

Spring 2021

Feb. 24
Presenter: William Bresette

March 3
Presenter: London McDougal

March 17
Presenter: Sarah Blomquist

March 24
Presenter: Erik St Mark

March 31
Presenter: Kelli Richardson

April 7
Presenter: Anaid Serrano

April 14
Presenter: Maren Sfeir

April 28
Presenter: Carrie Standage-Beier

May 5
Invited Speaker: Dr. Sue Schembre 


Fall 2018

October 3

John Paul SanGiovanni, ScD 
Adjunct Associate Professor
Georgetown University School of Medicine
NIAAA Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics
Nutritional Sciences Section

October 10

Motoko Taguchi, PhD, RD 
Professor & Director, School of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Waseda Institute of Sports Nutrition, Saitama, Japan

October 17

Hitoshi Watanabe, PhD
Professor & Director, Research Center for Urban Health and Sports
School of Human Life Sciences
Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan

October 24

Tracy Crane, PhD
Assistant Professor in Nursing
The University of Arizona

October 31

Marcus Sredzinski, PharmD
Executive Vice President, ScriptSave

November 7

November 14

November 21

November 28

December 5



December 12




Wanqing Liu, PhD
Associate Professor
Wayne State University

Cindy Rankin, PhD
Department of Physiology
The University of Arizona


Spring 2018

January 24th

Dr. Jinan Banna, University of Hawai'i

February 14th

Dr. Rachel Novotny, University of Hawai'i

February 28th

Short Oral Presentations by Dani Felber, Rachel Meyer, and Martina Sepulveda

March 14th

Short Oral Presentations by Eliza Short, Kristy Gilman, and Victoria Bland

April 11th

Sarah Lavelle, Graduate Student, Nutritional Sciences

Fall 2017


Students/Instructors meeting  


Nutritional Sciences faculty datablitz


Dr. Jessica Mong, University of Maryland


Dr. David Sands, Montana State University


Students/Instructors meeting  


Christine Carlson - Assist. Director of Culinary and Dining Services


Dr. Maria Fernandez Del Valle, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville


Students/Instructors meeting  


Nutritional Sciences student presentation


Nutritional Sciences student presentation


No seminar


Nutritional Sciences student presentation


Nutritional Sciences student presentation


Thanksgiving No seminar


Nutritional Sciences student presentation


Nutritional Sciences student presentation

Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Dr. Benjamin Renquist, University of Arizona
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Dr. Halimatou Alaofe, University of Arizona
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Dr. David Garcia – Joint Appt Candidate
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 NO SEMINAR
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Dr. Haijiang Cai, University of Arizona
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Dr. Greg Welk, Iowa State
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 NO SEMINAR
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Student presentations (or OPEN SESSION)
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 NO SEMINAR
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Student Oral Presentations
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Student Oral Presentations
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Student Oral Presentations
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 NO SEMINAR
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Student Poster Presentations

Fall 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 No Seminar: STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Darcy Dixon - University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 No Seminar
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Michelle Perfect - University of Arizona College of Medicine
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 No Seminar: STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Michael Grandner, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 No Seminar
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 No Seminar: STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 No Seminar: STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MEETING
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Student Presentation: Preston Harris
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 No Seminar
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Student Presentation: Micah Donovan
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Student Presentation: Danielle DePorter
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 No Seminar
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 No Seminar

Spring 2016 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Student/Instructor Meeting
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Melissa Olfert, West Virginia University
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Open
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Student/Instructor Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Fiona McCarthy, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Open
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Student/Instructor Meeting
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Kristen Pogreba-Brown, College of Public Health
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Student/Instructor Meeting
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Spring Break - No Seminar
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Sadhana Ravishankar, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Student Presentations
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Monica Schmidt, School of Plant Sciences and Bio5 Institute
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Student Presentations
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Student Presentations
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Student Presentations
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Student Presentations

Fall 2015

September 2
Martina Cartwright, PhD - University of Arizona, Department of Nutritional Sciences

September 9
Kathy Greaves, PhD - Kellogg

September 16
Corrie Whisner, PhD - Arizona State University-School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

September 23
Nanna Meyer, PhD - University of Colorado-Department of Health Sciences

October 7
Donato Romagnolo, PhD - University of Arizona-Department of Nutritional Sciences

October 14
Cynthia Thomson, PhD - University of Arizona, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

November 18
Nutritional Sciences Graduate students: Jamie Coborn and Laura Hopkins

December 2
Nutritional Sciences Graduate student: Rachel Smith

December 9
Nutritional Sciences Graduate student: Meghan Strom

Spring 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 [Students/Instructors Meet in Marley 230] 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 No Seminar
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Melinda Manore - Oregon State University 
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Kathy Greaves - Kellogg
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Juan Rivera and Teresa Gonzalez, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública Mexico [Joint Seminar with the College of Public Health]
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 [Students/Instructors Meet in Marley 230] 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Janko Nikolich-Zugich - Department of Immunobiology and the Arizona Center on Aging
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Teresia O'Connor - USDA-ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center and Baylor College of Medicine
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 [Students/Instructors Meet in Marley 230] 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 No Seminar 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Cynthia Thomson - Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 [Students/Instructors Meet in Marley 230]
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Faculty Candidate Seminar - Vanessa da Silva, PhD
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Student Presentation 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 No Seminar 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Student Presentation
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Poster Presentations

Fall 2014

August 27
No formal seminar – instructor to meet with students

September 3
Leslie Gunatilaka UA-NSC

September 10
Emily Noble - UCLA

September 17
Valerie Gay and Peter Leijdekkers, Univ of Technology, Sydney AU

September 24
Yann C. Klimentidis UA-EPI

October 1
No formal seminar – instructor to meet with students

October 8
Marylyn M McEwen US-EPI

October 15
Megan Hetherington – UA-NSC

October 22
Melissa Wyatt - UA-NSC

October 29
Adam Lyon - UA-NSC

November 5
No seminar - The Obesity Society Conference

November 12
Claudio Perez Leighton-Santiago, Chile

November 19
Christopher Sinton - UA Dept. of Med.

November 26
No seminar - Thanksgiving

December 3
Thao Nguyen - UA-NSC

December 10
No Seminar

Spring 2014

January 15th
First Day of Classes – Students and Instructors

January 22th
Kirsten Limesand, Nutritional Sciences

January 29th
Judith Gordon, Family and Community Medicine

February 5th

February 12th
Jessie Miller, Nutritional Sciences

February 19th

February 26th
Janko Nikolich-Žugich, Immunology, Medicine, Center on Aging

March 5th
Michelle Cardel, University of Colorado, Denver

March 12th
Debbe Thompson, USDA Scientist, USDA-ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

March 19th

March 26th
Zeina Makhoul – SPOON Foundation, Portland, OR

April 2nd
Emmanuelle Meuillet and Weixi Kong, Department of Nutritional Sciences

April 9th
Emily Butler, Norton School of Family Studies and Human Development

April 16th
Student Oral Presentations

April 23rd
Student Oral Presentations

April 30th

May 7th
Student Poster Presentations

Fall 2013

August 28

September 4

September 11
Lalitha Madhavan,
Department of Neurology, UA

September 18
John Konhilas,
Department of Physiology, UA

September 25
Heather Greenlee,
(Cancer Intervention Researcher) (Columbia) (Drachman Hall A112)

October 2
Pawel R. Kiela, DVM, PhD,
Steele Children’s Research Center,
Departments of Pediatrics and Immunobiology

October 9

October 16

October 23
Susanne Votruba, RD, PhD
NIH-NIDDK, Phoenix, AZ

October 30
Emmanuelle J. Meuillet,
Department of Nutritional Sciences, UA

November 6
Doug Taren, Associate Dean,
Public Health Administration, UA

November 13
NO PRESENTATION - The Obesity Society conference

November 20
David Raichlen, Associate Professor,
School of Anthropology, UA
(Student Union Kiva Room)

November 27

December 4
Dr. Merri Pendergrass,
Director of UA Diabetes Program

December 11
Almira Rezaimalek
(student short oral presentations)

December 18

Spring 2013

January 9
First day of class – NSC organization

January 16
Beth Jacobs, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Public Health

January 23
Erik J. Henriksen, PhD
Department of Physiology

**January 30
Donna Spruijt-Metz, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Southern California
**Collaboratory Seminar

February 6

February 13
Christina Laukatis, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine

February 20
John Milner, PhD
Director Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center

February 27
Donella Yoon
NSC Graduate Student

March 6
M. Mercado-Pimentel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pathology Department

March 13

March 20
Lance Whitlock
NSC Graduate Student

March 27
**Halimatou Alaofe, PhD
College of Public Health
**Collaboratory Seminar

April 3
Janet Funk, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine

April 10
Ben Renquist, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Sciences

April 17
Guido Eibl, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery, UCLA

April 24
Collaboratory Seminar