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Colleges, Research, and Affiliated Faculty

Department of  Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Research focuses on nutrition, disease, health, metabolism, and human behavior

  • Cardiac physiology and mitochondrial biology
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Dysregulated skeletal muscle substrate metabolism in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer
  • Essential branched chain amino acids nutritional signals influencing macronutrient choice, body composition, immune function, and inborn errors of metabolism
  • Metabolic diseases and weight control and health
  • Nutrition and physical activity interventions targeting at-risk populations
  • Physical and social factors on physical activity and nutrition
  • Polyphenol research
  • Social network analysis and the influence on physical activity, nutrition, and weight management

CALS faculty housed in the ILSB:

Department of Fish & Wildife Conservation
Research lab studies the genetics of fish and wildlife species

  • Aquaculture biotechnology and related public policy
  • Genetics education
  • Genetic improvement of aquaculture stocks

CNRE faculty housed in the ILSB:

Departments of:
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, and School of Neuroscience
Research includes proteomics, crystallography, cellular processes and cell signaling, and regulation of the cell and circadian cycles

  • Biomarker discovery, lab-on-a-chip applications, oncoproteomics, and breast cancer cell cycle
  • Cellular signaling and movement
  • Disruption of the cell cycle and cancer link
  • High-pressure crystallography combined with high-pressure infrared and Raman spectroscopy applied to mineral stabilities
  • Poteomics: methods to interrogate biological systems using advanced proteomics, mass spectrometry, and microfluidic technologies
  • Microtubules and microtubule-dependent motor proteins in cellular processes such as mitosis and meiosis
  • Understanding mind, brain, and behavior in health and disease at a cellular, genetic, molecular, and systems level through interdisciplinary studies and hands-on research

College of Science faculty housed in the ILSB:

Departments of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology and Population Health Sciences
Research focuses on: virology labs studying viral pathogenesis / development of vaccines against emerging viral diseases and outreach initiatives related to human and animal health

  • Treatment regimens for viruses; study of host-pathogen interactions and mechanisms of how viruses predispose to secondary bacterial infections
  • Novel vaccine technology with broad applicability against enveloped viral pathogens
  • Rotavirus vaccines
  • Molecular basis for zoonotic viral diseases
  • Novel treatment regimens for immune and viral therapy to combat ovarian cancer
  • Evaluating chemo-preventative and chemotherapeutic uses of natural and synthetic sphingolipid metabolites and regulation of epigenetic gene silencing
  • Molecular mechanisms regulating herpes simplex virus latency and reactivation
  • Neuronal pathways by which HSV1 and HSV2 reach the CNS

CVM faculty housed in the ILSB: