Faculty Research

Our faculty members each lead a lab specializing in a specific field of human nutrition research, seeking to better inform and help the public. Through working alongside ambitious students and with cutting-edge equipment, our faculty continue to push the frontiers of knowledge in human nutrition.


NutriPrevention of Obesity, Inflammation & Liver Disease (NP-OILD) Lab

The research at the NP-OILD Lab is led by Dr. Ji-Young Lee and focuses on how bioactive compounds in foods and natural products make us healthy, especially astaxanthin, blackcurrants, and sugar kelp.

NP-OILD Lab


Reaching Equity in Nutrition, Exercise & Weight (R.E.N.E.W.) Lab

Dr. Loneke Blackman Carr leads the R.E.N.E.W. lab in research focusing on using weight control interventions to treat high weight and improve health.

R.E.N.E.W. Lab


Luo Research Group

Dr. Yangchao Luo leads the Luo Research group which specializes in nanotechnology and biodelivery.

Luo Research Group