Please join us for the Food for Health Seminar Series (FHSS)-

Reception Time: 11:30 AM CT

Seminar Time: Noon-1 PM CT

Zoom URL: Email Jill Hochstein for details

For more information or if you are interested in scheduling meeting time with upcoming presenters, please contact Jill Hochstein.



Friday, Feb. 3, 2023

Dr. Thomas Hoegemeyer (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Title: A History of Public Sector Maize Breeding and Genetics

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

Dr. Sara Di Rienzi (Baylor College of Medicine)

Title: Microbial Regulation of Gut Hormones

Friday, Mar. 3, 2023

Dr. Daniel Sprockett (Cornell University)

Title: Ecological Insights into Assembly of the Gut Microbiome

Friday, Mar. 24, 2023


Title: TBA

Friday, Apr. 7, 2023

Dr. Ian W. Keesey (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Title: TBA

Friday, Apr. 28, 2023

Dr. Ed Deehan (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Title: TBA

Friday, May 5, 2023

Dr. Julia Oh (The Jackson Laboratory)

Title: TBA

*Zoom ONLY seminar



Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

Dr. Michael Pellizzon (Research Diets, Inc.)

Title: TBA

Friday, Nov. 3, 2023

Dr. Ravi Sheth (Kingdom Supercultures)

Title: TBA



Friday, Dec. 9, 2022

Dr. Zac Lewis (Synbiotic Health)

Title: Probiotics as a biotechnology, as food ingredients, and as a space for an industry career.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022

Dr. Joao Carlos Gomes Neto (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Title: How can bacterial population genomics be used under the concept of “food for health”?

Friday, Nov. 4, 2022

Dr. Jeff Price (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Title: An immunologist’s take on development of gnotobiotic models of disease

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

Dr. Matthew Andrews (UNL- Nebraska EPSCoR)

Title: Contributions of mammalian hibernation to human medicine

Friday, Sept. 23, 2022

Dr. Yasuhito Shirai (Kobe University)

Title: Amelioration of Diabetic Nephropathy by -tocopherol and epigallocatechin gallate: A road to discovery of Vitamin-E receptor

Friday, Apr. 22, 2022

Dr. Susan Hazels Mitmesser (Pharmavite)

Title: "Product Development Lifecycle: From Discovery to Commercialization"

Friday, Mar. 4, 2022

Dr. Jacques Izard (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Title: "Complementary approaches to unravel the small intestine biology and microbiome"

Friday, Feb. 11, 2022

Dr. Xianran Li (USDA-Agricultural Research Service & Washington State University)

Title: "Connecting human genetics, crop genetics, and environmental conditions toward sustainable and healthy diet, an implication learned from sorghum domestication"

Friday, Dec. 10, 2021

Dr. Kathryn Knoop (Mayo Clinic)

Title: "Intestinal antigen exposure during early life: A necessity and a vulnerability"

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Salomon (University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021

Dr. Takuji Yamada (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Title: "Metagenomic and metabolomic analyses reveal distinct stage-specific phenotypes of the gut microbiota in colorectal cancer"

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021

Dr. Sherry Flint-Garcia (USDA-Agricultural Research Service & University of Missouri)

Title: "The Genetics and Consequences of Maize Domestication and Breeding: Can We Make a Better Tasting Corn?"

Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Dr. Yanbin Yin (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Title: "From microbiome to personalized nutrition: the study of CAZymes that degrade dietary fibers"

Friday, Apr. 30, 2021

Dr. Helen Vuong (UCLA)

Title: "Towards understanding the role of the microbiome in central nervous system development and function"

Friday, Apr. 23, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Clayton (University of Nebraska- Omaha)

Title: "Modeling host-microbiome relationships in the primate gut"

Friday, Apr. 9, 2021

Dr. Jennifer Auchtung (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Title: "Characterizing colonization resistance: How are GI microbiomes disrupted and how can they be restored?"

Friday, Mar. 26, 2021

Dr. Jacques Izard (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Title: "Food and microbiome proxies for measuring the unmeasurable in large human cohorts"

Friday, Mar. 5, 2021

Dr. Dong-Yup Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

Title: "Model-guided design and engineering of personalized probiotics with host and microbiome interactions"

Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

Dr. Kurt Piepenbrink (University of Nebraska- Lincoln)

Title: "Nucleation of bacterial biofilm by extracellular polymers"

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

Dr. Cathryn Nagler (The University of Chicago)

Title: "Regulation of Allergic Responses to Food by Intestinal Bacteria"

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Dr. Eric Martens (University of Michigan)

Title: "Degradation of diet and host derived polysaccharides by human gut bacteria: roles in health and disease"

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

Dr. Jon Vanderhoof (Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School)

Title: "Gut Health, a Clinician's Perspective"

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

Dr. Gregory Leyer (UAS Laboratories)

Title: "From Discovery to Market"

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

Dr. Federico Rey (University of Wisconsin- Madison)

Title: "Exploring the causes and consequences of gut microbiome variation"

Friday, May 1, 2020

Dr. Paul McMurdie (Second Genome, Inc.)

Title: "Novel Probiotic Improves Glucose Control in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes: Double Blind, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Safety and Metabolic Effects"

Friday, Mar. 6, 2020

Dr. Kerry Ivey (Harvard School of Public Health)

Title: "Microbiome, diet and data: Integrating microbiomics into nutritional epidemiology"

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Dr. Stephen Lindemann (Purdue University)

Title: "Fiber structure controls on the structure and function of gut microbiota"

Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

Dr. Chris Callewaert  (Center for Microbial Ecology and Technology)

"The Science of Body Odor: The Armpit Microbiome"

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Dr. Dan Knights (University of Minnesota)

"Integrating dietary intake into microbiome studies"

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Dr. Frederick M. Cohan (Wesleyan University)

"The Underbelly of Ecological Diversity in Bacteria and Viruses"

Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

Dr. Jason M. Ridlon (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

"Elucidating the human sterolbiome"

Friday, Apr. 26, 2019

Kristina Campbell

"Successful science communication in a digital world”

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019

Dr. Moul Dey (South Dakota State University)

"Diet, microbiome, and chronic diseases"

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019

Dr. Tiffany Weir (Colorado State University)

"The Gut Microbiota and Future of Food"

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

Dr. Greg Phillips (Iowa State University)

"Community involvement: tracking genetic adaptation in the gut microbiome"