Graduate Student Research Symposium

2017 Graduate Research Symposium

A one-day research symposium for students to share their work with fellow students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science and other collaborating departments. Hosted by the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Association (NSGA). For more information contact NSGA at

Date:  April 17, 2017

Symposium schedule
– Oral Presentations
KLCT 126; 8:00 -11:00 am
– Keynote Seminar
KLCT 123; 11:30 am-12:30 pm
– Seminar lunch
Cater-Mattil 124; 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
– Poster Presentations:
KLCT Atrium; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: 

“Dietary bioactives and chronic disease risk reduction”

Francene Steinberg, Ph.D., R.D., Chair, Department of NutritionProfessor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics, University of California, Davis

Dr. Francene Steinberg is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition, and is also Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics, at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Steinberg’s research program focuses on the physiologic effects of bioactive food components to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular and obesity-related chronic diseases. She has research expertise in conducting human randomized clinical trials to study endothelial function, inflammation, markers of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, and metabolic homeostasis; with a goal to examine nutritional and metabolic responses of individuals to intakes of food phytochemicals and to investigate foods which promote health and chronic disease risk reduction. Dr. Steinberg also uses a range of translational research approaches which include in vivo models and collaborative community interventions.

How to Participate

To participate, please complete an abstract submission using the Google Docs form by Wednesday, April 12 by 5:00 pm. A schedule of speaker times for oral presentations will be generated after all submissions have been received.

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