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A novel role of wild blueberry phenolic extracts to promote endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis associated with wound healing and tissue regeneration
November 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Please join us for the eighth UMaine Medicine Fall 2020 Seminar. This seminar series will take place every Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm from September 25 through November 13.
Speaker: Dorothy Klimis, Ph.D. FACN, Professor of Clinical Nutrition, School of Food and Agriculture and cooperating professor of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Maine.
As a Fulbright Senior Fellow, she aided in the establishment and curricular development of the Human Nutrition and Dietetics Program at Harokopio University, Greece where she is a cooperating professor. She is also cooperating professor at DeFENs-Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Milan, Italy. Dr. Klimis-Zacas is external reviewer and examiner for undergraduate and graduate programs, on promotion and tenure committees in the US, Italy and Greece and grant reviewer for the Ministry of Health and Religion in Greece.
Her research and teaching have focused on lipid and trace mineral nutrition and metabolism associated with Cardiovascular Disease. Additionally, she has explored the role, signaling pathways and gene expression of berry bioactive compounds and berry-enriched diets on endothelial function, inflammation, and lipid metabolism as it relates to Cardiovascular Disease and the Metabolic Syndrome in pre-clinical and clinical studies. Her applied research investigations utilized nutritional interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in adolescents both in the United States and in the Mediterranean region. Recently she is researching the molecular mechanisms and genomic effects of polyphenols on endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis as it relates to diabetes mellitus, ischemic disorders and wound healing.
A Fulbright Senior Specialist and Cariplo Fellow, Dr. Klimis-Zacas is the author of over 130 peer-reviewed publications, editor of books, series volumes and one patent. She is an editorial board member for the J. Nutritional Biochemistry, editor and guest editor for Antioxidants, Nutrients (MDPI) and others.
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