Aging and Chronic Disease

Modern Diseases of Aging and the Impact of Nutrition (Oral 5)

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: 309


Shanil Juma, PhD

Texas Woman's University


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Rafaela G. Feresin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia


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Nafisa M. Jadavji, PhD

Research Associate/Instructor
Carleton University/University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Nafisa M. Jadavji is a Neuroscientist. Currently, she is a Research Associate and instructor at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Canada. She completed her doctoral training at McGill University in Montréal, Canada and postdoctoral training at the Charité Medical University in Berlin, Germany. Her post-doctoral research focuses on understanding how dietary and genetic deficiencies in one carbon metabolism, affect neurological function over the lifespan using a mouse model. Her research has been published in Behavioural Brain Research, Biochemical Journal, Neuroendocrinology, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Human Molecular Genetics, European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Pediatric Reviews, Neural Regeneration Research, Environmental Epigenetics, Neurobiology of disease, and Neuroscience. Dr. Jadavji has been funded by the Federation of European Neuroscience Society (Europe), NeuroWIND (Germany), Canadian Association for Neuroscience, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Science & Engineering Research Council (Canada), International Brain Research Organization, Parkinson's disease Foundation (US), Burroughs Wellcome Fund (US) and Fonds de la recherché en santé Québec (Canada). She is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Neurotoxicity Research, Journal of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience. Currently, Dr. Jadavji is an Editorial member for Updates in Nutritional Disorders and Therapy and JSM Nutritional Disorders Journals. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) and a board member of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences.


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Vijay Hegde

Assistant Professor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas


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Alecia L. Cousins

PhD student
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom


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Ellen Struijk

Dept. Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Madrid, Madrid, Spain


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Esther Lopez-Garcia

Associate professor
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Madrid, Madrid, Spain


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Zhaoli Dai, PhD, MS, MA

Postdoctoral fellow
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts


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Haijun Zhao, Phd

Postdoctoral Fellow
Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center / University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas


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Lin Xiao

Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Wuhan, Hubei, China (People's Republic)


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