USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

CNRC Research Seminars


The CNRC Research Seminars are held on Thursdays from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Howland Auditorium on the 2nd Floor of the CNRC 1100 Bates Street. Houston, Texas

Until the COVID-19 pandemic health measures are removed, If you would like to attend, email Lizzet Vasquez for Zoom meeting information.

Alert: The CNRC is sorry for the inconvenience, but due to new Baylor security measures, individuals without a Baylor licensed Zoom account are held in a waiting room for approval. To be admitted, non-Baylor licensed Zoom users must email their Zoom screen name and email address at least one day before the seminar. If the CNRC does not have an individuals information, they may not be allowed into the meeting. This alert includes Baylor personnel who are not using a Baylor licensed Zoom account even if they are in the Baylor network or using the Baylor VPN.

View CNRC seminars recordings starting May 14, 2020. (Baylor login required) 

Request to view recorded seminars from outside the Baylor network can be emailed to Lizzet Vasquez.

Sept. 2, 2021
“Developmental Regulation of the Gut Hormone Fibroblast Growth Factor 19 in Infancy”
Douglas Burrin , Ph.D.
Research Physiologist - Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, Baylor College of Medicine

Sept. 9, 2021
“Metrics Used to Develop Dietary Recommendations Regarding Sugars in the Diet”
Theresa Nicklas, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, Baylor College of Medicine

Sept. 16, 2021
“Developing Strategies to Improve the Nutritional Quality and Production of Plant Foods”
Paul Nakata, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist of Epidemiology, Columbia University
Hosted by: Nancy E. Moran

Sept. 23, 2021
“Dietary Influence on Infant Growth and Gut Microbiota Development”
Minghua Tang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 

Sept. 30, 2021
“Adipose Tissue Gap Junction in Lactation and Response to Metabolic Modulators” 
Yi Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition, CNRC, Baylor College of Medicine