2016 Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology Student Symposium

GGNB Symposium

The Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology (GGNB) held the 5th annual Student Symposium on September 14th, 2016 at the Putah Creek Lodge.  The GGNB Student Symposium gives students an opportunity to present their research findings at a professional meeting.  Students gave presentations and attended poster sessions where they met with symposium attendees to discuss their research.

2017 GGNB Symposium awards went to:

  • Alice Martinic, Megan Sanctuary, and Lauren Brink, winners of the Oral Presentation Competition
  • Debbie Fetter and Sarah Langdon, winners of the Poster Presentation Competition

Speakers included the below students:

  • Alice Martinic: Systemic metabolomic changes in mice fed a high fat diet and supplemented with Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lauren Brink: The role of milk fat globular membranes on behavior and cognitive function utilizing a neonatal rat supplementation model
  • Christine Richardson: Quantitative analysis of oil oxylipin concentrations and estimation of dietary intake levels
  • Megan Sanctuary: Effects of combination probiotic-prebiotic supplementation on microbiota and gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Bret Rust: Differences in Hepatic and Peripheral Insulin Sensitivity between Methane Producers and Nonproducers
  • Zachary Pierce: Stool Markers of Macrophage and Neutrophil Activity are Associated with Stool Microbiota but not with Malnutrition in Healthy Bangladeshi Infants

Poster presenters included the below students:

  • Danielle Cooper: Relationship between Human Gut Microbiota and Interleukin 6 Levels in Overweight and Obese Adults
  • Sarah Langdon: Postprandial variations in gut incretins associated with obesity status and ethnicity
  • Allison Stevens: Effect of whole egg consumption on expression of genes related to cholesterol homeostasis and inflammation in peripheral blood mononuclear cells
  • Riley Hughes: Citizen science: the development of a novel study design for dietary intervention research
  • Jennie Sotelo: Plasma metabolome, PON1 status, organophosphate exposure and childhood autism
  • Caitlin French: Effects of dietary polyphenol consumption during pregnancy on fetal development:reviewing the evidence
  • Jennifer Taylor: Reliability of a Digital Imaging-Based Method for Estimating Food Selection and Consumption from Children’s Packed Lunches
  • Deborah Fetter: Participants in the Shaping Healthy Choices Program increased the intensity of physical activity
  • Ziwei Wang: (-)-Epicatechin prevents high-fat diet-induced intestinal permeabilization and endotoxemia in mice: a link to insulin sensitivity
  • Jody Randolph: Associations among indices of eating behaviors and endocrine and inflammatory markers by diet type in men and women with Metabolic Syndrome
  • Xiuzhen Liu: Developmental marginal zinc deficiency impairs microtubule-dependent signals and cellularity in the adult brain cortex
  • Shara Sheldon: Effects of pH manipulation on facial pain in horses with trigeminal mediated headshaking