Nutritional Sciences Featured Labs

Nutritional Sciences Featured Labs

October 1, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


MUSIC Researchers in the department of
nutritional sciences examine many aspects of nutrition. From understanding
fundamental roles of nutrients and health and prevention of chronic disease
to food safety to nutrition education and policy development. The department
offers nutrition degree programs with options and Dietetics human nutrition
and pre medical sciences allied health and community and public health
nutrition. There are over five thousand square feet of space dedicated to the
nutritional sciences research laboratories. These labs are equipped
with state-of-the-art instruments that provide our investigators the ability to
examine nutrient functions in metabolism from the subcellular to organism a level.
These advanced tools help provide graduate and undergraduate students the
opportunities to learn and develop cutting-edge skills and approaches used
in nutritional sciences research. Laboratory spaces are designed to
maximize efficiency and increase throughput spaces are available for
biochemical and molecular techniques tissue culture trace element analysis
bone and hard tissue studies anthropometric and clinical assessment
and most recently nutrition and exercise physiology. Our laboratories accommodate
a variety of experimental techniques to investigate potential molecular
mechanisms through which nutrients improve health and reduce disease risk
in both humans and in animal models of human disease. The human assessment
laboratory is dedicated to clinical studies with human subjects this space
ensures subject confidentiality and comfort. Nutritional sciences
investigators have assembled a metabolic phenotyping lab that is used primarily
for animal studies to assess the impact of nutrition interventions in living
animals. Graduate students in undergraduate research scholars have
access to individual workstations and software to design conduct collect
analyze and interpret data that are collected in the laboratory.
Our faculty advanced the science and application of nutritional sciences
research through basic cellular translational and community research. The impact of their work is seen throughout the state of Oklahoma the nation and the
world.