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Gill Seminars

Previous Speakers

Upcoming Speakers

October 15, 2014
Matthias H. Tschöp, M.D.

Helmholtz Diabetes Center and Technische Universität München

2014 Gill Symposium, October 15, 2014, Indiana University, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Title: The Metabolic Syndrome: A Brain Disease? 

Abstract: Pending.

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October 15, 2014
Scott Sternson, Ph.D.

HHMI, Janelia Farm Research Campus

2014 Gill Symposium, October 15, 2014, Indiana University, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Title: The Neurobiology of Need

Abstract: Pending.

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October 15, 2014
Sabrina Diano, Ph.D.

Yale University School of Medicine

2014 Gill Symposium, October 15, 2014, Indiana University, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Title: Free radicals in the central regulation of metabolism

Abstract: Pending.

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October 15, 2014
Tony K. T. Lam, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

2014 Gill Symposium, October 15, 2014, Indiana University, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Title: CNS control of hepatic lipid and glucose metabolism

Abstract: Pending.

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October 15, 2014
Randy Seeley, Ph.D.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2014 Gill Symposium, October 15, 2014, Indiana University, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Title: Bariatric Surgery:  It’s not what you think it is.  Molecular targets for the effects of surgery on behavior and metabolism.

Abstract: While various bariatric surgeries provide both the largest and most durable weight loss of any currently available therapy, there remain great uncertainties around the mechanisms that produce such weight loss.  At least some surgical approaches also reduce obesity-related comorbidities including type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia.  These weight and metabolic successes put a premium on understanding how these surgeries exert their effects.  We have been using a variety of mouse models to test specific hypotheses about key molecular targets that mediate the benefits of bariatric surgery.  Bariatric surgery produces changes in a number of brain-gut signaling systems that result in profound changes in food intake and food selection.  In addition to typical gut hormones, bariatric surgery results in changes in bile acids and bile acid signaling that are crucial for many of the behavioral and metabolic effects of the surgery. 

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October 20, 2014
Norbert Fortin, Ph.D.

University of California, Irvine

Seminar will be held in Psychology, Room 101 at 4:00 p.m.

Title: Pending

Abstract: Pending.

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January 26, 2015
Zuoxin Wang, Ph.D.

Florida State University

Seminar will be held in Psychology, Room 101 at 4:00 p.m.

Title: Pending

Abstract: Pending.

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February 2, 2015
Vania Apkarian, Ph.D.

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Seminar will be held in Psychology, Room 101 at 4:00 p.m.

Title: Pending

Abstract: Pending.

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February 23, 2015
Michael Bruchas, Ph.D.

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Seminar will be held in Psychology, Room 101 at 4:00 p.m.

Title: Pending

Abstract: Pending.

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March 30, 2015
Susan Amara, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh

Seminar will be held in Psychology, Room 101 at 4:00 p.m.

Title: Pending

Abstract: Pending.

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April 6, 2015
Cheryl Conrad, Ph.D.

Arizona State University

Seminar will be held in Psychology, Room 101 at 4:00 p.m.

Title: Pending

Abstract: Pending.

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April 13, 2015
Charles E. Schroeder, Ph.D.

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Seminar will be held in Psychology, Room 101 at 4:00 p.m.

Title: Pending

Abstract: Pending.