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.


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

ChoiS Lab for Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics

Dr. Sangyong Choi leads the ChoiS lab which specializes in nutrigenomics & nutrigenetics as well as zinc & other micronutrients.

ChoiS Lab

Chun's Human Nutrition Research Laboratory

Dr. Ock K. Chun leads the Chun's Human Nutrition Research Laboratory in researching the impact of dietary and lifestyle factors on chronic diseases with an emphasis on prevention and risk reduction.

Chun's Lab