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Research Conferences are held weekly for one hour on Thursdays covering a wide range of topics in molecular and cellular research, organ physiology, and clinical research. Speakers include the faculty and staff of the Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes (MEND) Division, University of Michigan researchers performing endocrinology-related work, and invited visiting guest speakers. Drs. Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, Elif Oral, and Rodica Pop-Busui organize the MEND research conference series.

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Print the Research Conference schedule for December [PDF]

During the academic year, this conference is held:

Fridays, 3:00-4:00 pm
(*unless otherwise noted)

Brehm Tower, 5th Floor
Cure Room, Room #5050
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


December 5, 2014

Monica Dus, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
“When the tooth fairy takes away the sweet tooth: how the
brain detects calories independently of taste”

December 12, 2014

Malek El Muayed, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
“Transition Metals in Beta Cells: The Good, The Bad, and
The Unknown”

December 19, 2014
2:00 – 3:15 PM
Combined Clinical-
Research Conference


Charles F. Burant, MD, PhD
Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular
     & Integrative Physiology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Kinesiology
“The physiology of a long, metabolically healthy life”

December 26, 2013

NO CONFERENCE - Happy Holidays!


Access our NEW U-M Diabetes Events Calendar to view upcoming diabetes lectures and symposia!

For additional scientific events, please see our MEND educational events page.