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2020 Diabetes Research Day

Monday, June 1, 2020, 9:00am to 2:30pm

The 2020 Diabetes Research Day will take place on Monday, June 1st, 2020 in the MERF Atrium, and will include a poster session, mini-symposia of trainee talks, and a keynote lecture. Keynote Speaker: Dr. David A. BernlohrDistinguished McKnight Professor and Head, Cargill Chair in Systems Biology of Human Metabolism Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics University of Minnesota.   Keynote Lecture: Obesity, Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Virginie Mansuy Aubert, PhD

Monday, June 22, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virginie Mansuy Aubert, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Cell & Molecular Physiology Loyola University Chicago Presentation: Cholesterol, Microbiome and Vagal Control of Energy Balance