USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

CNRC Research Seminars


The CNRC Research Seminars are held on Thursdays from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Howland Auditorium on the 2nd Floor of the CNRC 1100 Bates Street. Houston, Texas

Until the COVID-19 pandemic health measures are removed, If you would like to attend, email Lizzet Vasquez for Zoom meeting information.

Alert: The CNRC is sorry for the inconvenience, but due to new Baylor security measures, individuals without a Baylor licensed Zoom account are held in a waiting room for approval. To be admitted, non-Baylor licensed Zoom users must email their Zoom screen name and email address at least one day before the seminar. If the CNRC does not have an individuals information, they may not be allowed into the meeting. This alert includes Baylor personnel who are not using a Baylor licensed Zoom account even if they are in the Baylor network or using the Baylor VPN.

View CNRC seminars recordings starting May 14, 2020. (Baylor login required) 

Request to view recorded seminars from outside the Baylor network can be emailed to Lizzet Vasquez.

Oct. 7, 2021
“The Function of Transcription Factor PU.1 in Adipocytes”
Qiang Tong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, Baylor College of Medicine

Oct 14, 2021
“Dissecting Adipocyte Progenitor Cell Heterogeneity”
Miao-Hsueh Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, Baylor College of Medicine

Oct .21, 2021
“Using Systems Science Approaches to Improve Nutrition-Related Health: An Application Centering the Retail Food Environment”
Megan Winkler, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Behavioral, Social and Health Education Sciences, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
Hosted by: Nancy E. Moran

Oct. 28, 2021
“Neural Signaling Mechanisms of Leptin Resistance, Obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes”
Makoto Fukuda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus