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 of 2020, the seminar series will be held virtually on Fridays at 12pm. A link to register for the series will be available one week prior. 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. 

Register for the 12/4 seminar with James Johnson, PhD


Lecture topics will be announced prior to each seminar.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Debbie Thurmond, PhD

Professor and Chair

Diabetes and Metabolism
Research Institute, City of Hope/BRI
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 11 AM

Special Seminar

Charles Burant, MD, PhD


Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan 

Hosted with the Dept of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

Friday, October 2, 2020

P&F Showcase 

2020 DRC P&F Awardees

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Friday, October 9,  2020

Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Institute for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11 AM

Special Seminar

Phil Scherrer, MD


Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Hosted with the Dept of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

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, October 30, 2020

Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD


Department of Medicine, University of Michigan

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



 Date Presenter 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 12pm.

Register here: Virtual Diabetes Research Centers Seminar Series.


Logo designed by Diane Saunders at Vanderbilt University

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.