WN@tL this week: Tom Crenshaw on vitamin D and bone abnormalities

Animal science professor Tom Crenshaw will be the featured speaker at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab this week. His talk, titled “Vitamin D and Bone: Turning an Accident into an Opportunity for Discovery,” will include information about the progression of an accidental deletion of vitamin D from the diets of the swine research herd that was later proven to have induced kyphosis (an abnormal spinal curvature), especially if the deficient diets were fed to sows during pregnancy. He and his research team have shown evidence for a strong influence of the maternal diet on bone abnormalities in the offspring.

Crenshaw’s talk runs 7:00-8:15p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18 in room 1111 of the UW Biotechnology Center. It can also be viewed via live webcam at