Division of Nutritional Sciences

Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition

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Nutritional biochemistry focuses on the metabolic fate of nutrients and investigates how nutrients act as regulators of organ, tissues and cellular function, areas now referred to as proteomics and metabolomics. Nutritional Sciences faculty also have cloned unique genes involved in protein and fat metabolism and a number of research programs are expanding into nutritional genomics. Faculty research interests include folate, B12 and 1-carbon metabolism; branched chain amino acid metabolism; regulation of protein synthesis and degradation; lipid metabolism; vitamin A and carotenoid metabolism; and hormonal and nutrient regulation of intestinal growth.

Faculty Conducting Research in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition:

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