Research at the Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics

To reduce and ultimately eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities, the Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics (CENG) is investigating environment x gene interactions, particularly those involving dietary and lifestyle factors.

The CENG's long-range research goal is to devise genome-based nutritional interventions to prevent, delay, and treat diseases such as asthma, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and prostate cancer. To achieve this goal, a multidisciplinary approach is being used to develop culturally competent methods and novel technologies to elucidate the complex interactions between environmental triggers, genes, and disease.

The Center's research activities are described in the following sections; Research Cores, Pilot Projects, Publications, and Research Presentations (see Outreach and Education and Workshops presentations)