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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Upcoming Events

Mon 27

Regulation of ER and Mitochondrial Function by DsbA-L

March 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Station
Wed 29

Dietary modulation of inflammation

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Apr 03

Energy Sensing and Metabolism in Cancer and Stem Cells

April 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Station
Apr 17

NSGA Research Symposium

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Station

Recent Papers

  1. Triff, K, McLean, MW, Konganti, K, Pang, J, Callaway, E, Zhou, B et al.. Assessment of Histone Tail Modifications and Transcriptional Profiling During Colon Cancer Progression Reveals a Global Decrease in H3K4me3 Activity. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2017.03.009. PubMed PMID:28315775 .
  2. Kim, H, Banerjee, N, Sirven, MA, Minamoto, Y, Markel, ME, Suchodolski, JS et al.. Pomegranate polyphenolics reduce inflammation and ulceration in intestinal colitis-involvement of the miR-145/p70S6K1/HIF1α axis in vivo and in vitro. J. Nutr. Biochem. 2017;43 :107-115. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2017.02.005. PubMed PMID:28282584 .
  3. Turner, ND, Lloyd, SK. Association between red meat consumption and colon cancer: A systematic review of experimental results. Exp. Biol. Med. (Maywood). 2017; :1535370217693117. doi: 10.1177/1535370217693117. PubMed PMID:28205448 .
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2017 Graduate Student Research Symposium

Dual Masters in Kinesiology and Nutrition
Read more about our new program!

Nutrition Seminar Series


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