BBDC Trainee Lab Seminar Series

2018-2019 Schedule

Physiology Seminar Room A
University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building, Room 3227
1 King’s College Circle

This seminar series is intended to provide trainees (residents, fellows and graduate students) and junior faculty with an opportunity to present their proposals and unpublished basic science research to their peers in a moderated academic setting. Attendance is open to all BBDC members, their trainees, and U of T endocrine residents.

BBDC Investigators: If you would like your post-doctoral fellow or graduate student to present their research during the Trainee Lab Seminar Series, please contact Sanam Tajadod in the BBDC at

Date Seminar
Friday, September 28, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Role of enteric blood flow in mediating GLP-2 stimulation of chylomicron secretion
Dr. Changting Xiao

Oral glucose mobilizes triglyceride stores from human intestine
Dr. Priska Stahel

Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


LXRβAntagonism as a Novel Approach to Target Glucocorticoid-Mediated Adipose Tissue Dysfunction
Jessie (Jia-Xu) Li

Molecular mechanisms governing the pharmacology and toxicology of novel PPAR agonists for the treatment of metabolic disease
Cigdem Sahin

Friday, November 30, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Intermittent fasting improves age-associated metabolic abnormalities by rejuvenation of white adipose tissue
Ju Hee Lee

Hypoxic signal regulates brown adipocyte differentiation through microRNAs
Dr. Eashita Das

Friday, January 25, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Investigating effects of macrophage JAK2 in atherosclerosis
Dr. Idit Dotan

Novel metabolic role of hepatic BRCA1 in NAFLD and diabetes
Dr. Yoo Jin Park

Friday, February 22, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Warming up to non-glycemic actions of glucagon
Dr. Jacqueline Beaudry

Friday, March 29, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Metabolic impact of lipid sensing in the gut
Dr. Yu-Mi Lim

Metabolic impact of lipid sensing in the brain
Dr. Battsetseg (Tseegii) Batchuluun

Friday, April 26, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Metabolomic profiling of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet: Novel insights for the nutritional epidemiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Shahen Yashpal

The role of soluble CD163, a marker of adipose tissue macrophage activation, in the etiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus
Zhila Semnani-Azad

Friday, May 31, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Studying the Metabolism of the Human Kidney Cell from a Sex-specific Angle. Implications for Diabetic Kidney Disease
Dr. Sergi Clotet-Freixas