PhenHRIG 2019: “How Flavonoids Influence Gene Expression” Nutrition 2019, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MA: Saturday June 8th

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: NeoLife International, US Highbush Blueberry Council, Table Grapes from California, and the USDA

Baltimore Convention Center Rm 319/320, Baltimore, MA  Saturday June 8th 12:30-3pm

12:30 pm Introduction to the 20th Anniversary of PhenHRIG: Co-Chairs: Drs Myron Gross and Ted Wilson

12:35 pm  Plenary Speaker- Giulio Pasinetti, MD PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, Title: Epigenetic modulation of inflammation and synaptic plasticity by polyphenolic metabolites promotes resilience against stress

1:25 pm Dragan Milenkovic, PhD, INRA, University of Clermont-Auvergne, France & University of California Davis, Title: Polyphenols and vascular health: a complex genomic relationship 

2:15 pm David C. Nieman, PhD, Appalachian State University and the North Carolina Research Campus Title: A multi-omics approach to interpreting the influence of flavonoids in countering exercise-induced physiological stress.

3:00 pm: NeoLife Student Phenolic Research Award Winners (5 minute talks)

Marianne Collard (Wake Forest School of Medicine), Nataleigh Austin, Patricia Gallagher, and Ann Tallant. Title: Muscadine Grape Extract Reduces Lung and Liver Metastasis in Mice with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in Association with Changes in the Gut Microbiome

Marjorie Anne Layosa (Texas A&M University), Nara Lage, Susanne Talcott, Stephen Talcott, Liezl Atienza, Boon Chew, and Giuliana Noratto. Title: Dark sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) phenolics induce apoptosis and inhibit invasion on breast cancer MDA-MB-453 through MAPK-dependent and independent pathways

Nicole S. Litwin (Colorado State University), Hannah J. Van Ark, Shannon C. Hartley, Kiri A. Michell, Allegra R. Vazquez, Emily K. Fischer, Christopher L. Melby, Tiffany L. Weir, Yuren Wei, Sangeeta Rao, Kerry L. Hildreth, Douglas R. Seals, Michael J. Pagliassotti, and Sarah A. Johnson. Title: Impact of Acute and Chronic Red Beetroot Juice Consumption on Postprandial Endothelial Function and Levels of Nitrate/Nitrite in Plasma and Saliva

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: NeoLife International, US Highbush Blueberry Council, Table Grapes from California, and the USDA

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