Seminar Series

DRC Seminar Series

The DRC speaker series is hosted together with the Barbara Davis Center and includes both local and visiting scientists, speaking on a broad range of diabetes topics, including T1D, T2D and related complications. 

For Fall 2021, the seminar series will be held virtually on Fridays at 12PM MT. Seminars for Spring 2022 will take place both in person and virtually on Fridays at 12pm MT. All seminars will have a link provided for registration. For more information, please contact Christy Vasey,

If you would like to suggest speakers for future seminars, please fill out the form on our Contact & Suggestions page. 


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Friday, September 10, 2021

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Michelle L. Litchman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Diabetes One-Day Education and Care Program
The University of Utah

Friday, September 24, 2021

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Ed Stanley, PhD
University of Melbourne
The Royal Children's Hospital

Friday, October 8, 2021

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Georgia Fousteri, PhD
Group Leader
San Raffaele Diabetes
Research Institute
IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, ITALY

Friday, October 22, 2021

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Teresa Rodriguez-Calvo, DVM, PhD
Junior Group Leader
Institute of Diabetes Research
Helmholtz Zentrum München, GERMANY
Friday, November 5, 2021

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Peter Linsley, PhD
Center for Systems Immunology
Benaroya Research Institute
Friday, November 19, 2021 

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Wei-Jun Qian, PhD
Laboratory Fellow
Biological Sciences Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Friday, December 3, 2021 

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David Cherney, MD CM, PhD, FRCP(C)
Clinician Scientist - Division of Nephrology
University of Toronto

Friday, January 7, 2022

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Jon S. Odorico, MD
Section of Kidney and
Pancreas Surgery
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Friday, January 21 , 2022 

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Alexander Marson, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Friday, February 4, 2022
Sean W Limesand, PhD
Agricultural Research Center
Friday, February 18, 2022
Patrik Rorsman, BM, PhD, FRS, FMedSci
Radcliffe Department of Medicine
University of Oxford
Friday, March 4, 2022
Kristin I. Stanford, PhD
Associate Professor
Physiology and Cell Biology
The Ohio State University
College of Medicine
Friday, March 18, 2022
BDC Diabetes Day Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Massimo Pietropaulo, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Friday, April 1, 2022
Carol Levy, MD, CDE
Associate Professor
Director Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and T1D clinical research
Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai
Friday, April 15, 2022
Emilyn Alejandro, PhD
Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology and Physiology
University of Minnesota
Friday, April 29, 2022
Bret Goodpaster, PhD
Scientific Director
Translational Research Institute
Friday, May 13, 2022
Feyza Engin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Lecture topics will be announced prior to each seminar.

Friday, January 8, 2021Michele Mishto, PhD
Senior Lecturer and group leader
School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences
King's College London
Friday, January 15 , 2021
Cristina Nostro, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Toronto
Friday, January 29, 2021
S. Alice Long, PhD
Research Associate Member
Human Immunophenotyping
Core Lab
Benaroya Research Institute
Friday, February 26 , 2021
Barak Blum, PhD
Assistant Professor
Cell and Regenerative Biology
University of Wisconsin- Madison
Friday, March 12, 2021John Hutton Memorial Lecture
Anna Gloyn, DPhil
Stanford University
Friday, March 26, 2021
Francis Lynn, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences
The University of British Columbia
Friday, April 2, 2021

No Seminar

Friday, April 9, 2021

Kevan Herold, MD  

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Immunobiology and of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Yale University

Friday, April 16, 2021

Darleen Sandoval, PhD

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Pediatrics- Nutrition
University of Colorado
Friday, April 23, 2021
Sarah Stanley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Friday, April 30, 2021

Amelia Linnemann, PhD
Assistant Professor


Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Indiana University School of Medicine

Friday, May 7, 2021
Seung K. Kim, MD, PhD
Developmental Biology
Stanford Diabetes Research Center
Friday, May 14, 2021Dax Fu, PhD
Associate Professor
Physiology Department
Johns Hopkins Medicine


Friday, September 25, 2020
Debbie Thurmond, PhD
Professor and Chair
Diabetes and Metabolism
Research Institute
City of Hope/BRI
Friday, October 9,  2020
Vincenzino Cirulli, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Institute for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington
Friday, October 16, 2020
Nicolas Rohner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Friday, October 23, 2020
Eddie James, PhD
Assistant Member / Principal Investigator
Department of Translational Research
Benaroya Research Institute
Friday, November 6, 2020
Luc Teyton, MD, PhD
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Scripps Research
Friday, November 13, 2020
Childhood Diabetes Prevention Day
Half-day symposium
*Agenda TBA
Friday, November 20, 2020
Wen-Hong Li
Associate Professor
Cell Biology | Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Friday, December 4, 2020
James Johnson, PhD
University of British Columbia
Life Sciences Institute



 DateSpeaker Affiliation
Friday, September 6, 2019William Kwok, PhD
Principal Investigator
Diabetes Research Program
Benaroya Research Institute
Friday, September 20, 2019Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, MD
Diabetes Research Institute
University of Miami
Friday, October 4, 2019Michelle Kimple, PhD
Associate Professor
Endocrinology, Diabetes
& Metabolism
University of Wisconsin
Friday, October 18, 2019Nancy Manley, PhD
Distinguished Research Professor
Head, Dept. of Genetics
University of Georgia
Friday, November 1, 2019Anil Bhushan, PhD
Diabetes Center
University of California San Francisco
Friday, November 15, 2019Childhood Diabetes Prevention Day
General Population Screening for T1D
Stephen Rich, Jeffrey Krischer, Stephen Daniels, and more…
Friday, December 6, 2019Michael Roper, PhD
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida State University
Friday, January 10, 2020Laura C. Alonso, MD
Associate Professor
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism 
Weill Cornell Medicine
Friday, January 24, 2020Lora Heisler, PhD
Chair in Human Nutrition
University of Aberdeen
Friday, February 7, 2020Thomas Malek, PhD
Microbiology & Immunology
University of Miami
October 16, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Nicolas Rohner, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Stowers Institute
The University of Kansas
Friday, March 6, 2020Research Diabetes Day Symposium
Klaus Kaestner, PhD
Director, Next Generation Sequencing Center
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Friday, March 20, 2020
Cristina Nostro, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Toronto
Friday, April 3, 2020
Dax Fu, PhD
Associate Professor
Physiology Department
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Friday, May 1, 2020
Amelia Linnemann, PhD
Assistant Professor
Herman B Wells Center
for Pediatric Research
Indiana University School of Medicine
Friday, May 15, 2020
Todd Brusko, PhD
Associate Professor
Diabetes Institute
University of Florida


Diabetes virtual seminarVirtual Diabetes Series

The University of Colorado DRC has teamed up with the NIDDK Diabetes Centers at Vanderbilt University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Stanford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Washington, and the North Carolina Diabetes Research Center to host a virtual seminar series. 

The virtual seminar series will be held on Wednesdays at 12pm. Speaker and registration information can be found here

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Endocrine Research Conference

The Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes holds its weekly research conferences on Wednesdays from 11 AM-12 PM via Zoom. 

DRC/BDC Research in Progress

Together with the Barbara Davis Center, members of the Diabetes Research Center present their research at the weekly Research in Progress (RIP) series. This fall and winter they will be held on Mondays at 12 PM via Zoom. See the schedule here.