Past Metabolism Colloquium Speakers

2015

  • October 21: Dan Nomura, Assistant Professor, University of California-Berkeley. Topic: Cancer; Title: “Mapping Metabolic Drivers of Disease using Chemoproteomic and Metabolomic Platforms”
  • November 18: Toren Finkel, Senior Investigator, NIH Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Topic: Aging; Title: “The Biology of Aging”
  • December 16: Ying Ge, Associate Professor of Cell and Regenerative Biology and Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Fariba Assadi-Porter, Senior Scientist, NMRFAM – University of Wisconsin-Madison; Michael Sussman, Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Topic: “From Molecules to Mechanisms.”

2016

  • January 20: Brian Parks, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Alan Attie, Professor Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Topic: “From Genetics to Molecular Mechanisms”
  • February 17: Jennifer Reed, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Nicole Perna, Professor of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Brian Pfleger, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Topic: “Using Systems Biology to Understand Metabolism”
  • March 16: Michael Wolfgang, Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Topic: Neuroscience; Title: “Fatty Acid Metabolism in the Nervous System: Nutrients and Neurodegeneration”
  • April 20: Benjamin Tu, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Topic: Epigenetics; Title: “Something About SAM”
  • May 18: Holly Brown-Borg, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, University of North Dakota; Title: “Linking methionine metabolism to aging: Role of hormones and diet”
  • September 20: Roland Nilsson, Professor of Systems Metabolism, Karolinska Institute; Title: “Isotope tracing and model-based flux analysis”
  • October 4: Patrick Seale, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania.

2017

  • September 20: Thomas Gettys, Professor of Nutrient Sensing & Adipocyte Signaling, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System. Title: “Mechanisms Linking Dietary Methionine Restriction to its Metabolic Phenotype.”
  • October 18: M. Celeste Simon, Scientific Director and Investigator, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute Arthur H. Rubenstein and Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Title: “Hypoxia, Metabolism, and Tumor Progress.”
  • November 15: Luke Wiseman, Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute. Title: “Coordinating Proteostasis Environments Through the Unfolded Protein Response”
  • November 29: Eric Ortlund, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine. Title: “Phospholipid-Driven Gene Expression and New Paradigms in Nuclear Receptor Signaling”
  • December 13: Nathan Lewis, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego. Title: “A Genome-Scale View of Metabolism and the Mammalian Protein Secretion Pathway”

2018

  • October 16: Maxim Artyomov, Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Title: “Itaconate immunology from one cell to many”