Touchstone Diabetes Center

Upcoming Speakers



September 3, 2015
David P. Cistola, M.D., Ph.D.

Vice President for Research & Innovation
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX


September 10, 2015

Joel Elmquist D.V.M., Ph.D.

Divison of Hypothalamic Research

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Tx


September 24, 2015

Ezra Burstein, M.D.

Associate Professor

Molecular Biology

UTSW Medical Center Dallas


October 1, 2015

Makato Fukuda

Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

"Causes and Consequences of Leptin Resistance in Obesity"


October 15, 2015

Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD

Professor and Chair of the Section of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neurobiology and Ob/Gyn at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Yale University


October 22, 2015

Minmin Luo, Ph.D.

Investigator, NIBS, Beijing, China


November 12, 2015

Martin G. Myers, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

University of Michigan Health Systems


November 19, 2015

Seung Kim
Department of Developmental Biology and Medicine
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine

L. Ashley Cowart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

"Complex roles of bioactive sphingolipids in the diabetic heart"


January 7, 2016

Shingo Kajimura PhD

Principle Investigator

Biomedical Sciences

University of California, San

“Engineering Fat Cell Fate to Fight Obesity and Metabolic Diseases”


January 14, 2016

David H. Wasserman, PhD

Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Director, Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

“Pathogenesis of Muscle Insulin Resistance: Thinking Outside the Cell”


January 21, 2016

Alvin C. Powers, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

"Interruption of hepatic glucagon signaling reveals liver-islet axis controlling alpha cell proliferation"


March 3, 2016

Alyssa Hasty Ph.D

Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

“A novel role for adipose tissue macrophages in iron metabolism”


March 10, 2016

Maike Sander, MD
Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center

Dept. of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego

"Pancreatic beta cell identity in development, health and disease"

March 24, 2016

Richard D Palmiter
Professor, Department of Biochemistry; Investigator, HHMI; Adjunct Professor,

Genome Sciences, University of Washington

“A neural circuit that responds to peripheral threats”

March 31, 2016

Dr. Rotonya Carr M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the

University of Pennsylvania

"Lipid Mediators of Glucose Homeostasis in Alcoholic Liver Disease"


April 7, 2016

Alan Attie B.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Genetics of Insulin Secretion”


April 21, 2016

Paul J. Kenny, PhD

Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair
Dept. of Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics
Experimental Therapeutics Institute Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

"Mechanism of compulsive eating "


April 28, 2016

McGarry Symposium

Location D1-602


May 12, 2016
Denis Richard, Ph. D.
Director of research
Institut universitaire de cardiologie
et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ)

"Brown fat thermogenesis: physiological significance and control"


May 19, 2016

Matthew T. Andrews
McKnight Presidential Professor
Director, Bio-Translational Research Center
Department of Biology
University of Minnesota Duluth

 "Nature's fat burning machine: brown adipose tissue in a hibernating mammal"


May 26, 2016

Benjamin D. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.S.M.
Director, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas

"Aging, Fitness, and Failure:  The Effect of Age and Physical Activity on Cardiovascular Structure and Function"


June 2, 2016

Marcelo A. Nóbrega MD, PhD
Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago

"Noncoding genetic variation and metabolic diseases"


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