case western reserve university

NUTRITION

 

RESEARCH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION

Overview

The research conducted in the CWRU Department of Nutrition emphasizes Nutritional Biochemistry & Metabolism, Molecular Nutrition, and Applied Nutrition.   This research has been conducted in association with Cleveland hospitals, other CWRU departments, in field settings in both the United States and abroad, in cooperation with multicenter national studies, and in the department's various nutrition laboratories.   These laboratories are located in the School of Medicine and the Veteran Affairs Medical Center.  Also available are facilities such as the Clinical Research Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

The department has all general equipment necessary for conducting studies in nutritional biochemistry and molecular nutrition, including three gas chromatographers and mass spectrometers used for human investigation with stable isotopes. Facilities for isolated organ perfusion and a comprehensive organic chemistry laboratory for synthesis of new nutrients are also available. The department is also equipped for body composition measures and diet preparation.

Consult the Nutrition Faculty Directory for specific research projects. To read about each faculty's research focus at a glance, please go to
Faculty Research Page.