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Graduate Group Coordinator
1249 Meyer Hall
(530) 754-7684

The Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology is a cooperative interdepartmental organization of 60 faculty from 17 departments in three colleges (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Letters and Science and Biological Sciences) and three professional schools (Medicine, School of Nursing and Veterinary Medicine).

The great diversity of research interests represented by the faculty members offers students a wide variety of research disciplines. Areas of strength within the program include, but are not limited to:

Nutritional genetics/genomics
Nutrition and behavior
Nutritional metabolomics
Nutritional energetics
Nutrition and development
Community nutrition
Nutritional biochemistry
Maternal and child nutrition
Animal nutrition
Nutritional endocrinology
Nutrient bioavailability
Obesity/body composition
Human/clinical nutrition
Physiology/diet and exercise
Nutrition and chronic disease
Nutrition and aging
Culture and nutrition
Nutrition and immunity
Dietary assessment
Protein and lipid metabolism
Food intake regulation
Nutrition education

Doctoral students in Nutritional Biology can choose to be admitted into the Designated Emphasis in International and Community Nutrition or the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology.