NIP Seminar Series

Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

Seminar Series

     4-5PM EST

      Claude Pepper Center Broad Auditorium

Seminar Schedule

January 24, 2022

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Michael Joyner, M.D.
Mayo Clinic


January 31, 2022

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Andrew Kelleher, Ph.D.
Food and Drug Administration

“An Alternative Career: One Scientist’s Journey from Exercise Physiology to FDA Drug Regulation.”

February 14, 2022

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Grant Laskin, M.S.
Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Doctoral Student

“Resistance training-induced changes in skeletal muscle phenotype.”

February 21, 2022

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Lillie Renteria, M.S.
Nutrition & Integrative Physiology Doctoral Student

“Fluid Shifts and Thermoregulation with Betaine Supplementation.”

February 28, 2022

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Keith Baar, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California, Davis

“Using nutrition to maximize musculoskeletal and neurocognitive performance across the lifespan”

March 7, 2022

Shiloah Fuller, Ph.D. candidate

“The impact of collagen peptides supplementation on pain, function, and markers of bone and connective tissue turnover in active adults.”

March 21, 2022

James White, Ph.D.
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

“A youthful circulation slows biological aging in old mice”

March 28, 2022

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David Barney, Ph.D. Candidate

“Prolonged running increases hepcidin and inhibits dietary iron absorption in collegiate cross country runners”

April 18, 2022

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Mick Bosilevac, Ph.D.

“How tracking contamination in ground beef has lead to investigating causes of colorectal cancer.”

August 30, 2021

Parmi S. Suchdev, MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Director, Emory Global Health Institute

“Understanding the intersection of nutrition, infection and inflammation to improve global health”

September 13, 2021

Robert Murphy
M.S. Student in Nutritional Sciences, Florida State University

“Characterizing the effects of undernutrition on iron regulation in female and male mice”

September 20th, 2021

Manuella Ribas Andrade, BS’20 MS’21
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Physiology

“The effects of 4 weeks of hindlimb unloading and cosmic radiation on sexual function”

October 4, 2021

Michael R. MacArthur, PhD
ETH Zurich, Department of Health Sciences and Technology

“The effects of dietary protein amount, source and amino acid profile on physiologic and molecular markers of metabolic health”

October 18, 2021

Stefan M Pasiakos, PhD, FACSM
Chief, Military Performance Division
US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

“The Role of Integrative Physiologists in Optimizing Warfighter Performance: Lessons Learned from my time at USARIEM”

November 1, 2021

Samuel Scott, PhD and co-authors
International Food Policy Research Institute

“Intergenerational Nutrition Benefits of India’s National School Feeding Program”

November 8, 2021

Susan Cheung
M.S. Student in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetic Intern, Florida State University

“Associations between essential amino acid intake and functional health outcomes in older adults: a cross-sectional analysis”

November 15, 2021

Michelle Danyluk, PhD
University of Florida, IFAS

“Managing Risk in a Field of Uncertainty: Foodborne Pathogens in the Produce Production Environment”

Dawn Lowe, Ph.D., & Alexie Larson, MS, University of Minnesota

“Estrogen and muscle strength: myosin and satellite cells share their stories”

February 1, 2021

Jean Bopassa, Ph.D., UT Health San Antonio

“Novel Mechanisms in Post-ischemic GPER1 Cardioprotection Against Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury: Role of Mitofilin/Mic60 Regulation.”

February 8, 2021

Sarah Johnson, Ph.D. RDN, Colorado State University

“Translational Approaches for Studying the Impact of Foods and Nutrition on Cardiovascular Health.”

February 15, 2021

David Waddell, Ph.D., University of North Florida

“Identification and Characterization of Novel Genes in Skeletal Muscle Atrophy.”

February 22, 2021

Steven Copp, Ph.D., Kansas State University

“Mechanisms of mechanoreflex sensitization in cardiovascular disease.”

March 1, 2021

Kirsten Dunlap, M.S. Florida State University

“A Clinically Relevant Decrease in Contractile Force Differentially Regulates Control of Glucocorticoid Receptor Translocation in Mouse Skeletal Muscle.”

March 8, 2021

Anna Stanhewicz, Ph.D., University of Iowa

“Persistent Microvascular Dysfunction Following Preeclamptic Pregnancy: Role of Angiotensin II”

March 15, 2021

Katey Schwendinger, Graduate Student, Florida State University

“Force Plates: Monitoring Athletic Performance and Fatigue”

March 22, 2021

Ashley Smuder, Ph.D., University of Florida

“Therapeutic effects of exercise preconditioning to prevent chemotherapy myotoxicity”

March 29, 2021

Troy Hornberger, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Using Phosphoproteomics to Define How Exercise Regulates Skeletal Muscle Mass and Function”

April 5, 2021

Norma Frizzell, Ph.D., University of South Carolina School of Medicine

“Citric Acid Cycle Dysfunction in a Model of Complex I-Deficient Leigh Syndrome”

April 12, 2021

Manda Keller-Ross, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School

“Sex Differences in Blood Pressure Regulation: Why the increase risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in women after menopause?”

August 24th, 2020

Bradley Gordon, Ph.D.

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University

“Novel Mechanism by Which Testosterone Regulates Limb Muscle Mass”

September 14th, 2020

Tawanda Muzhingi, M.S., Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Flagship Leader, International Potato Center (CIP), CGIAR; Roots, Tubers and Bananas Program of the CGIAR

“Agricultural Commercialization for Improving Nutritional Outcomes, A Case of Biofortification and Orange Fleshed Sweetpotato in Sub Saharan Africa.”

September 28th, 2020

Sara R. Zwart, Ph.D.

UTMB/NASA Johnson Space Center

“Space Nutrition”

October 5th, 2020

Tracy G. Anthony, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University

“Amino Acid Insufficiency and the Integrated Stress Response”

October 12th, 2020

Jess A. Gwin, Ph.D.

Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine; Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

“”Warfighter Recovery Nutrition: Protein Feeding during Energy Deficits”

October 19th, 2020

Michelle A. King, Ph.D.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute

“Beyond Sweat: Delivering the Science of Sport to the Masses”

October 26th, 2020

James Ippolito, B.S.

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University

“Dietary Iron Supplementation Increases Severity of Salmonella Typhimurium Infection” (M.S. Thesis Defense – Advisor: Dr. Hennigar)

November 2nd, 2020

Seth M. Armah, Ph.D.

Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Interrelationships among diet, inflammation and iron status”

November 9th, 2020

Alexandria Kluger, B.S.

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University

“The Effects of an Overnight (8h) Exposure to Normobaric Hypoxia on Appetite and Energy Intake: A Pilot Study” (M.S. Thesis Defense – Advisor: Dr. Berryman)

November 16th, 2020

Leqi Cui, PhD

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University

“Plant Protein: Structure Modification for Improving Flavor and Functionality”

November 30th, 2020

Orlando Laitano

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University

“Cardiometabolic Dysfunction after Exertional Heat Stroke”

November 9th, 2020

Alexandria Kluger, B.S.

Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University

“The Effects of an Overnight (8h) Exposure to Normobaric Hypoxia on Appetite and Energy Intake: A Pilot Study” (M.S. Thesis Defense – Advisor: Dr. Berryman)





Jan 15th

Justin La Favor, PhD

Assistant Professor, NFES, Florida State University

The Search for the Next Little Blue Pill: Using Our Eyes and Nose for Clues

Jan 22nd

Ahmed Ismaeel

PhD Student, Florida State University

Say Yes to NO: A Compromised Nitric Oxide System in Peripheral Artery Disease

Jan 29th

Abby Cullen

PhD Student, Florida State University

Regulation of the phenotypic switch of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells by Adiponectin.

Feb 5th

Doug Storace, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Defining the functions of olfactory bulb processing

Feb 12th

Joe Laudato

PhD Student, Florida State University

Effect of Mechanical Ergogenic Aid on Post-Exercise Performance and Immune Cell Mobilization

Feb 19th

Carena Winters, PhD

School of Applied Health Sciences
Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences
Jacksonville University

Exercise is Medicine on Campus: A Global Initiative and Implementation Strategies

Feb 26th

Paul Marovich, MS

SAS Educator (Retired)

How to Implement JMP(R) into your Daily Data Analysis

Mar 4th

Kevin McCully, PhD

University of Georgia

Noninvasive assessment of skeletal muscle function in clinical populations

Mar 11th

Michael Joyner, MD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota

The Two Hour Marathon

Mar 25th

Douglas R. Seals, PhD

Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder

Strategies to Preserve Cardiovascular Health with Aging: Old Friends and New Frontiers

Apr 1st

NEDU Commanding Officer, CDR Kiah Rahming

The United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU)

Part I: Command Brief

Part II: Operational Sustainment in Extreme Diving Environments: Hyperoxia and Thermoregulatory Considerations

Apr 8th

Alan Hargens, PhD

Orthopedic Surgery, UC San Diego

Artificial Gravity Exercise for Deep-Space Missions

Apr 15th

David Waddell, PhD

Associate Professor, University of North Florida

Identification and Characterization of Novel Genes in Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

Apr 22nd

Cesar Meza

PhD Student, Florida State University

Date Time Speaker Affiliation Title
9/4 4P Abby Tice, M.S. Doctoral Student (Steiner Lab); Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences; Florida State University The Effects of Obesity, Chronic Stress, and Exercise on Pancreatic Health
9/11 4P Leqi Cui, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow; Plant Sciences; North Dakota State University Natural and Healthy Foods: Challenges in Bioactive Lipids and Plant Proteins
9/18 3:30P Eric Ravussin, Ph.D. Boyd Professor; Pennington Biomedical Research Center Caloric Restriction: From CALERIE to Time-Restricted Feeding
9/25 4P Ravinder Nagpal, Ph.D. Research Fellow; Department of Microbiology & Immunology; Wake Forest School of Medicine The Gut Microbiome in the Triangle of Diet, Health and Metabolic Diseases
10/2 4P James McClung, Ph.D. Division Chief; Military Nutrition Division; U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine Military Training and the Inflammatory Response: Effects on Mineral Homeostasis
10/9 4:30P Brian Piccolo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor; Arkansas Children’s Research Hospital “Chicken or the Egg? Does Diet or Host Metabolic Health Alter the Ecology of the Gut Microbiota?”
10/16 4:30P Dominick Lemas, Ph.D. Assistant Professor; Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics; University of Florida Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding in the Era of Precision Health
10/23 4:30P Bruce Hamaker, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Food Science; Purdue University A path towards designing carbohydrate-based foods for improved health
10/30 4:30P Martin Frank, Ph.D. Former Executive Director of the American Physiological Society “From Bench to…. Opportunities for PhDs”
11/6 4:30P Kirsten Dunlap, M.S. Doctoral Student (Gordon Lab); Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences; Florida State University Comparative Plasma Proteomics in Muscle Atrophy Induced by Cancer Cachexia and Hindlimb Unloading
11/13 4:30P Samuel Cheuvront, Ph.D., R.D. Sports Science Synergy, LLC “Role of Functional Amino Acids in Treating Disease”
11/20 4:30P Karen Corbin, Ph.D., R.D. Investigator; Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes The Intersection of Nutrition, Metabolism and the Gut Microbiome: Focus on Human Translation
12/4 4:30P Justin LaFavor, Ph.D. Assistant Professor; Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences; Florida State University TBA


Dr. Stephen Hennigar

Dr. Bradley Gordon