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.

Student Achievements

Members of the Cereal Quality Lab led by Dr. Joseph Awika participated in the 2017 American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) annual meeting October 8-11 in San Diego, CA.

[Left] The Texas A&M product development team won 1st place in the 2017 Student Product Development Competition with their gluten-free whole grain muffin pre-mix, PulCe muffins. Members were Shreeya Ravisankar, Tadesse Teferra – 3rd year PhD student in Food Science, and Celeste Totten – undergraduate senior in Food Science.

[Right] Shreeya Ravisankar won 1st place in the 9th Annual Best Student Research Paper Competition with her oral presentation, “Mechanisms for strong synergistic anti-inflammatory action of cereal-pulse flavonoid combinations in Caco-2 monolayer model”. Shreeya is a 3rd year PhD student in Food Science.

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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. Wan, Y, McDaniel, K, Wu, N, Ramos-Lorenzo, S, Glaser, T, Venter, J et al.. Regulation of Cellular Senescence by miR-34a in Alcoholic Liver Injury. Am. J. Pathol. 2017;187 (12):2788-2798. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.08.027. PubMed PMID:29128099 .
  2. Whitfield-Cargile, CM, Cohen, ND, He, K, Ivanov, I, Goldsby, JS, Chamoun-Emanuelli, A et al.. The non-invasive exfoliated transcriptome (exfoliome) reflects the tissue-level transcriptome in a mouse model of NSAID enteropathy. Sci Rep. 2017;7 (1):14687. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13999-5. PubMed PMID:29089621 PubMed Central PMC5665873.
  3. Wei, Q, Lee, JH, Wang, H, Bongmba, OYN, Wu, CS, Pradhan, G et al.. Adiponectin is required for maintaining normal body temperature in a cold environment. BMC Physiol. 2017;17 (1):8. doi: 10.1186/s12899-017-0034-7. PubMed PMID:29058611 PubMed Central PMC5651620.
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