Research Facilities

As a part of dramatic departmental growth, we have increased and improved our research facilities. The department offers excellent facilities for both molecular, cellular, biochemical, and clinical studies.

Clinical Laboratory Resources

  • Body Composition Laboratory
  • Human Performance and Metabolism Laboratory
  • Human Sensory Laboratory
  • Ismail Fitness Center
  • Metabolic Kitchen

Basic Science Resources

  • Animal facilities
  • Complete cell culture facilities
  • Equipment for separation of both macro- and micronutrients
  • State-of-the-art molecular biology equipment
  • Transgenic animal facility

Analytical Capabilities

  • Bodily fluids
  • Body composition/energy expenditure
  • Bone density
  • Cell cycle and cell death
  • Diet composition
  • Ingestive behavior
  • Isotopic tracer techniques
  • Macro- and micronutrients
  • Nutrient status
  • Physical performance
  • Sensory function

Special Instrumentation and Skills

  • Interactive multimedia Web design
  • Kinetic modeling
  • Protein purification

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