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.

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Recent Papers

  1. Hou, TY, McMurray, DN, Chapkin, RS. Omega-3 fatty acids, lipid rafts, and T cell signaling. Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2015; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2015.03.091. PubMed PMID:26001374 .
  2. Mashek, DG, Wu, C. MUFAs. Adv Nutr. 2015;6 (3):276-7. doi: 10.3945/an.114.005926. PubMed PMID:25979493 .
  3. Triff, K, Kim, E, Chapkin, RS. Chemoprotective epigenetic mechanisms in a colorectal cancer model: Modulation by n-3 PUFA in combination with fermentable fiber. Curr Pharmacol Rep. 2015;1 (1):11-20. doi: 10.1007/s40495-014-0005-7. PubMed PMID:25938013 PubMed Central PMC4414264.
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