Animal and Nutritional Sciences

    PEPCK is a key enzyme in liver gluconeogenesis and glyceroneogenesis. Our work demonstrates that flame retardant exposure reduces liver PEPCK and disrupts lipid metabolism. 


The Ph.D. in Animal and Nutritional Sciences trains students to gain advanced knowledge and develop research expertise in such areas as the cellular and molecular biology of various nutrients, nutritional physiology and biochemistry, vascular biology and cardiovascular disease, immunology and genetics, obesity and diabetes, dairy nutrition, human nutrition, reproductive physiology and endocrinology.

With the M.S. in Nutritional Science, students must become engaged in a research project related to the nutritional sciences and gain a comprehensive understanding of nutritional science through coursework. The option emphasizes active participation in original, hypothesis-driven research of publishable quality.