The research and education accomplished here affect all communities from those who are undernourished to the staggering numbers of those suffering from chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
Large aggregates of protein (green) can form in zinc-limited cells. These cells lack a key protein chaperone needed to prevent this aggregation.
Our department offers programs that prepare students for careers in research, healthcare, and industry. This includes the Didactic Program in Dietetics, Capstone Certificate in Clinical Nutrition, and the Interdepartmental Program in Nutritional Sciences.
Three women making tortillas in an open-air market from a field course called “Linking Agriculture and Nutrition in Mexico. They soak and grind home-grown maize each night to make tortillas the next day. Photo by Stephanie Mondloch.