The Department of Nutrition Science is located in Stone Hall on Purdue's West Lafayette campus. The main office is on the second floor of Stone, with additional offices on the ground floor. Research laboratories and centers are in Stone Hall, Matthews Hall, and Smith Hall. Our animal facility includes a transgenic animal section.

All Nutrition Science teaching labs are on the second floor of Stone. Our food chemistry laboratory has industry-standard equipment and the introductory foods laboratory was renovated in summer 2003. The sensory laboratory and metabolic kitchen have dual function with research and teaching.

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

Department of Nutrition Science, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059(765) 494-8228, Fax: (765) 494-0674

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