The Boshell Research Program

The Boshell Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research Program at Auburn University is dedicated to improving the lives of all people with diabetes through world-class basic science investigation into the etiology and treatment of diabetes and other metabolic diseases. 

Boshell Research Day Flyer (PDF)

Boshell Evening Banquet Flyer (PDF)

Research Day at Marriott Resort Auburn-Opelika Grand National

The 13th Annual Boshell Research Day, scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021, brings together experts from around the United States to present current topics related to diabetes and the role of obesity in its development. The meeting will be highlighted by research presentations throughout the day and evening. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this exciting event. Poster and oral presentation submissions are accepted. 

Registration is free for Boshell Program members, and $125 for nonmembers. No registration fee will be charged for all students and postdoctoral fellows. 


Register Online or by phone at 334-844-6740

For more information contact Dr. Robert Judd at 

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission is August 17, 2021 (Tuesday). Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words, Arial size 12 font. Send abstract submission(s) via email to as a MS Word File.

Please include:

  1. Presentation preference (oral presentation, poster or no preference)
  2. Which author will be presenting (underline)
  3. Whether presenting author is a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher or faculty member

Guest Speakers

Keynote Address

Dr. James G. Granneman

Professor of Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Integrative Metabolic and Endocrine Research
Wayne State University
School of Medicine

Plenary Lecture

Dr. Clayton E. Mathews

Sebastian Family Professor for Diabetes Research
University of Florida

Dr. Matthews photo

Banquet Speaker

Ellen Gustafson

Businessperson, Social Entrepreneur and Sustainable Food System Activist
Co-Founder FEED Projects and 30 Project
Author:  We the Eaters:  If We Can Change
Dinner, We Can Change the World


7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
8: 45 AM Oral Presentations
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Keynote Address: Dr. James Granneman 
11:30 AM Lunch and Poster Presentations
1:45 PM Plenary Lecture: Dr. Clayton Mathews 
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM  Oral Presentations
5:30 PM Cocktail Reception 
6:30 PM Banquet featuring Ellen Gustafson

Transportation and Accommodations

Airport shuttle service is available between the Atlanta airport and Auburn through Groome Transportation. Call 334-821-3399 for reservations. Shuttle payment must be made directly to Groome Transportation. 

Lodging available at Auburn-Opelika Marriott Resort at Grand National. Call 334-741-9292 for reservations. 

Boshell Evening Banquet

Join us for our evening banquet at Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National and hear guest speaker Ellen Gustafson, social entrepreneur, sustainable food system activist, and author of We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World. Gustafson also founded The 30 Project — an effort to address the world’s hunger and obesity problems as a holistic global food issue. In this venture she hopes to stimulate a movement that will change our food and agricultural systems over the next 30 years so that healthy, balanced meals are available to all.

Admission to the banquet is $30/person*, or $200 for a table of 8.

*Admission price is included in paid registration for conference attendees.

To purchase tickets visit the Boshell Research Day website.

To purchase tickets by mail, contact Holly Judd at 334.559.2461 or