“Molecular Treatment Options to Combat Obesity and Metabolic Disease”
Joeva Barrow, Ph.D., R.D. is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Nutrition at Cornell University Division of Nutritional Sciences. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 before completing her Masters and combined Dietetic internship program at the University of Florida in 2008 where she was certified as a Registered Dietitian.
While working at the frontlines in clinical dietetics providing medical nutrition therapy to patients with metabolic diseases, Dr. Barrow quickly discovered that despite the excellent standards of care from the medical community, our basic knowledge of metabolism and corresponding therapeutic capacity was quite limited. Dr. Barrow became fascinated with the concept that metabolic changes can dramatically alter genetic and epigenetic patterning and when dysregulated, leads to the development of disease. If we can improve our mechanistic understanding of nutrient absorption, transport, metabolism, bioenergetics, and gene regulation, it would provide a platform to identify therapeutic targets that could reduce the onset of, and provide treatment for obesity and associated disorders such as mitochondrial diseases, diabetes, and other metabolic syndromes.
Seminar will take place from 11:30 – 12:20pm via Zoom.