The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center

The Columbia University Seminar on Appetitive Behavior


Scheduled Speakers for the Academic Year 2011-2012

Meetings start at 5:00 PM sharp on Thursday afternoons.

Meetings will be held at Columbia Faculty House, 117th St. and Morningside Ave, reached from 116th Street between Morningside and Amsterdam Aves.  

September 8, 2011       Peter Balsam, Barnard College and Columbia University, “Components of Anticipatory  Motivation”

October 6, 2011             Nori Geary, Institute of Animal Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland, “Sex differences in eating and adiposity”

November 3, 2011         April Strader, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Carbondale, Il " It is more than the ‘L’ in iLeal interposition: role of the intestinal tract in post bariatric euglycemia"

 December 1, 2011         Susie Swithers, Purdue University, “It's not nice to fool Mother Nature - effects of high-intensity sweeteners on energy balance in rats.”

 January 19, 2012          Clemence Blouet , Albert  Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, “Hypothalamic TXNIP and the regulation of energy balance”

February 2, 2012          Sue Ritter, Washington State University, Pullman WA,  "Glucoregulation: View from the Hindbrain"

March 1, 2012               40th Anniversary Symposium 1 – 6 PM – speakers to be announced

April 5, 2012                    Robert C. Ritter, Washington State University, Pullman, WA  "NMDA receptor mechanisms and hindbrain integration of satiation signals". 

May 3, 2012                 Kellie L. K. Tamahsira, Johns Hopkins University, “Effects of the perinatal environment on metabolic programming in rat offspring”

June 7, 2012                Valeri Compan,  University Montpellier I and II, University Nîmes, France, “Toggling serotonin 4 receptors signaling pathway in the nucleus accumbens provoked anorexia to binge-type eating”

For further information contact:

Dr. Harry R. Kissileff, Seminar Chairman
St. Luke’s\Roosevelt Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave

New York, NY 10025

Dr. Ari Shechter, Seminar Rapporteur
St. Luke’s\Roosevelt Hospital
1090 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025

Sponsored in part by GlaxoSmithKline and the New York Obesity Research Center, St. Luke’s\Roosevelt Hospital Center.  (

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