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Tentative Schedule

Scientific Sessions

The Big Picture: Systems, omics and whole-body studies

Session Chair: Scott Gordon

I’m No Model! Lessons in lipid metabolism from unconventional systems

Session Chair:  Robert Bauer

Adios, Adipose: Lipids in Other Tissues

Session Chair:  Rebecca Haeusler

A Celebration of Innovation

Session Chair:  Svati Shah

Thinking outside the Sphere: Weird and wonderful functions of apolipoproteins

Session Chair: Sarah Cohen


Diabetes Research Day

with the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center

Social Event at Durham Bulls Baseball Game


Trainee Presentation Opportunities

Larry Rudel Award

Poster Sessions

Podium Presentations


Trainee Career Development Luncheon with two options:

Session I

How to Publish in High-Impact Journals:  A panel discussion with

Suzanne Barbour, Alan Daugherty, Scott Gordon and Deb Muoio

Session II

Transitional Awards from the NIH with Karin Lidman, PhD,

Program Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development,

Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI, NIH


Keynote Speaker

Karen Mohlke, PhD

Professor, Genetics

Associate Chair for Research

University of North Carolina

Molecular genetic mechanisms underlying inter-individual variation


Virgil Brown Lecture

Deb Muoio, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Director, Basic Research

Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and Sarah W. Steadman Nutrition and Metabolism Center

Duke University

Mitochondrial fitness and failure in health and disease