Academics

Dewey Lab Students

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.