FSHN faculty address a wide variety of research areas related to human nutrition. Clinical nutrition, community nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, nutrigenomics, and nutritional toxicology are the general areas of strength for the FSHN human nutrition faculty.
Students focusing on human nutrition will learn from interactions with faculty members whose laboratories focus on research in the following areas:
- pediatric nutrition
- geriatric nutrition
- effects of bioactive compounds naturally found in foods on chronic diseases
- energy metabolism
- the functions of essential fatty acids
- the influence of diet on cancer development
- ingestive behavior
- molecular mechanisms of food ingredients in disease prevention
- molecular mechanisms of obesity and insulin resistance
- nutrition and exercise
- optimization of nutritional support through enteral and parenteral nutrition
Choosing a faculty advisor
Review the list of faculty members and their research areas to select your faculty advisor. You must have a faculty member willing to train them and serve as their major professor before they can be accepted.