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

May 03

Grand Challenges Mini-Symposium

May 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
College Station

Recent Papers

  1. Pradhan, G, Wu, CS, Han Lee, J, Kanikarla, P, Guo, S, Yechoor, VK et al.. Obestatin stimulates glucose-induced insulin secretion through ghrelin receptor GHS-R. Sci Rep. 2017;7 (1):979. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00888-0. PubMed PMID:28428639 .
  2. Wu, CS, Bongmba, OYN, Yue, J, Lee, JH, Lin, L, Saito, K et al.. Suppression of GHS-R in AgRP Neurons Mitigates Diet-Induced Obesity by Activating Thermogenesis. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18 (4):. doi: 10.3390/ijms18040832. PubMed PMID:28420089 .
  3. Ganugula, R, Arora, M, Jaisamut, P, Wiwattanapatapee, R, Jørgensen, HG, Venkatpurwar, VP et al.. Nano-curcumin safely prevents streptozotocin-induced inflammation and apoptosis in pancreatic ß-cells for effective management of type 1 diabetes mellitus. Br. J. Pharmacol. 2017; :. doi: 10.1111/bph.13816. PubMed PMID:28409821 .
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Dual Masters in Kinesiology and Nutrition
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Phone: 979-845-2142
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5pm