Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition and Food Science

Welcome to the Department of Nutrition and Food Science – established January 2005 upon a rich heritage of Aggie leadership in nutrition and food science.  In creating the Department, the state of Texas and Texas A&M University recognized the importance of the disciplines of nutrition and food science in maintaining health and preventing diseases.

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Academic Programs

Our Department offers several undergraduate and graduate programs.

Research Areas

Our faculty conduct research on the role of bioactives in the prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer and obesity.

Our Faculty

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Recent Papers

  1. Hou, TY, Davidson, LA, Kim, E, Fan, YY, Fuentes, NR, Triff, K et al.. Nutrient-Gene Interaction in Colon Cancer, from the Membrane to Cellular Physiology. Annu. Rev. Nutr. 2016;36 :543-70. doi: 10.1146/annurev-nutr-071715-051039. PubMed PMID:27431370 .
  2. Botchlett, R, Li, H, Guo, X, Qi, T, Zhao, J, Zheng, J et al.. Glucose and Palmitate Differentially Regulate PFKFB3/iPFK2 and Inflammatory Responses in Mouse Intestinal Epithelial Cells. Sci Rep. 2016;6 :28963. doi: 10.1038/srep28963. PubMed PMID:27387960 PubMed Central PMC4937440.
  3. Hicks, KK, Murano, PS. Viewpoint regarding the limited nutrition education opportunities for physicians worldwide. Educ Prim Care. 2016; :1-4. doi: 10.1080/14739879.2016.1197048. PubMed PMID:27384887 .
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Undergraduate Research (NUTR/FSTC 485/491)
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Nutrition Seminar Series
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Food Science Seminar Series


Phone: 979-845-2142
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm