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Seminar Series: Guest Speakers | 2014-2015

September 10, 2014 | Parnassus Campus | Room S-214 | 9-10am

Steven Kliewer, PhD | University of Texas Southwestern

Professor of Molecular Biology & Pharmacology

Physiology and Pharmacology of the Metabolic Hormones FGF19 and FGF21

A focus of our laboratory is the endocrine fibroblast growth factors, FGF15/19 and FGF21.  We have shown that FGF15/19 regulates bile acid homeostasis and postprandial metabolism, and that FGF21 modulates the adaptive starvation response.  Recently, we demonstrated that FGF21 acts on the nervous system to regulate metabolism, physical activity and female reproduction.  In ongoing studies, we seek to determine the molecular pathways whereby FGF15/19 and FGF21 mediate their pleiotropic effects.


October 22, 2014 | Parnassus Campus | Room S-214 | 9-10am

Tom Rutkowski, PhD | University of Iowa

Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology

December 17, 2014 | Parnassus Campus | Room S-214 | 9-10am

Kinji Asahina, PhD | University of Southern California

Associate Professor of Pathology

January 21, 2015 | Parnassus Campus | Room S-214 | 9-10am

Scott Nyberg, MD, PhD | Mayo Clinic

Professor of Surgery

April 29, 2015 | Parnassus Campus | Room S-214 | 9-10am

Jake Liang, MD | National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Senior Investigator and Chief of Liver Diseases Branch





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