Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Natural Sciences & Mathematics at UT Dallas Physics Colloquium: Gravitational Waves from Neutron Stars Wednesday, Dec 2
(4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

Dr. Ben Owen (Texas Tech)

Binary neutron stars are what LIGO was built to detect, and you’ve heard exciting things about them from Professor Kesden. I’ll talk about the other kinds of gravitational waves emitted by neutron stars, and how LIGO could use those waves to tell us about matter under the most extreme conditions in the universe: Denser than an atomic nucleus, superfluid at a hundred million degrees, and rotating at a third the speed of light.

Biological Sciences 2015 Fall Seminar Series Presents: DaYoung Oh, Ph.D. "The Role of GPR120 in Insulin Resistance" Thursday, Dec 3
(4 p.m.)

Dr. Oh received her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroendocrinology from Chonnam National University, Korea.  She carried out postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Jerrold Olefsky at University of California San Diego. Currently, Dr. Oh is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UCSD School of Medicine. 

She has been working on the diverse signaling pathways of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and ligand identification for orphan GPCRs using a high throughput system and now she has particular interest in the role of GPCRs in the field of obesity, inflammation, and Type 2 Diabetes.  Her group has had a sharp focus on the role of omega-3 fatty acid receptor, GPR120 in macrophage-mediated chronic inflammation and insulin resistance, and has published a number of high impact papers on the subjects. 

Based on her works, Dr. Oh has received a grant from UCSD/UCLA Diabetes Research Center, selected as the Inaugural Junior Faculty Research Award winner, providing independent research funding for her program and most recently she was awarded the Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association and Young Investigator Award from Women in Endocrinology as well.