Molly Bray, PhD, of the University of Texas at Austin will speak about “Genetic and Non-Genetic Underpinnings of Energy Balance” during the next CHIP lecture February 12th.
Dr. Bray currently leads one of the largest genetic studies of exercise adherence established to date, the Training Interventions and Genetics of Exercise Response (TIGER) study, with a total planned cohort of more than 5,000 individuals. Her. research focuses on the relationship between energy balance and lifestyle factors such as exercise, nutrition, and circadian patterns of behavior. and has included investigations of aerobic fitness and resting and exercise energy expenditure in children and adolescents, circadian studies of feeding and metabolic response, as well as clinical studies of morbidly obese adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery.
She is a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, with a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics. Prior to joining the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Bray was Director of the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences Genomics Core Laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Children’s Nutrition Research Center/Baylor College of Medicine Genetics Core Laboratory. Dr. Bray has also published extensively in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, and her work has been featured in national and international scientific meetings.
The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs from 12:30-1:30 pm.,Accessibility: elevator available in building lobby on ground floor. You can view this talk streamed live or afterwards at CHIP’s Website. Co-Sponsors include
Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, Uconn; Center for Public Health and Health Policy, UConn Health; Center for the Study of Culture, Health and Human Development, Uconn; Department of Allied Health Sciences, Uconn; Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Uconn; Department of Kinesiology, Uconn; and Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, UConn
The following lunch Selections for this event will be provided from Sara’s Pockets. Please RSVP your choice from the following by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, February 10th, at 12pm sharp.
1) Falafel Pocket (delicious vegetarian patties made from ground chickpeas, fava beans and vegetable oil, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, tahini sauce and wrapped in pita bread)
2) Chicken Kabab (marinated tenderloins of chicken wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce)
3) Beef Kabab (tenderloin beef, marinated and grilled to perfection, wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce)
4) Grilled Veggie Sandwich (assorted grilled vegetable, served with hummus, wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce)