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 food choices in living a healthy life. The future health and well-being of the world is incumbent on the disciplines of nutrition and food science, and their role in maintaining health and preventing and treating diseases.

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Academic Programs

Our Department offers several undergraduate and graduate programs.

Research Areas

Our faculty conduct research in the areas of cancer prevention, phytochemicals, other things.

Our Faculty

Get to know our faculty.

Upcoming Events

  1. “Dietary restriction and other interventions that influence longevity: What can they teach us about aging and its underlying mechanisms?”

    October 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    College Station
  2. “Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) as a framework to address Contemporary Food Safety Issues”

    October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    College Station
  3. Dr. Mahua Choudhury

    November 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    College Station
  4. TAMU – FSTC 681

    November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    College Station
  5. Dr. Camilia Martin

    November 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    College Station

Recent Papers

  1. Dias, MM, Noratto, G, Martino, HS, Arbizu, S, Peluzio, MD, Talcott, S, Ramos, AM, Mertens-Talcott, SU (2014) Pro-Apoptotic Activities of Polyphenolics From Açai (Euterpe oleracea Martius) in Human SW-480 Colon Cancer Cells. Nutr Cancer : 1-12
  2. Turk, HF, Chapkin, RS (2015) Analysis of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Dimerization by BS(3) Cross-Linking. Methods Mol. Biol. 1233: 25-34
  3. Ojwang, LO, Banerjee, N, Noratto, GD, Angel-Morales, G, Hachibamba, T, Awika, JM, Mertens-Talcott, SU (2014) Polyphenolic extracts from cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) protect colonic myofibroblasts (CCD18Co cells) from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation - modulation of microRNA 126. Food Funct :
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Food and Nutrition Conference
February 12, 2015
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Current Students:
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Nutrition Seminar Series Schedule

NUTR/FSTC 485/491 Research Opportunities
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Phone: 979-845-2142
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm