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Primary Areas of Precision Nutrition Research

Genes

and Nutrition

Environment

and Nutrition

Microbiome

and Nutrition

Faculty

NRI principal investigators hold faculty appointments in the departments of Nutrition and Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. Their research includes studies on the role of nutrients in preventing disease, diet-related health behaviors and risk factors for disease, the effects of the environment and genes on disease outcomes, and the impact of gene-nutrient interactions. For more information about NRI faculty, visit our Faculty Directory.

Research Cores

The NRI houses research cores that offer a wide range of services to researchers. Cores offer shared resources, including cutting-edge technologies, high-end instrumentation, technical support, and education. Our cores are committed to enhancing and expanding the collaborative capabilities of research at our institute, on the North Carolina Research Campus, and throughout the research community.

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Paving New Paths to Choline

By Olivia Rivera June 15th, 2021 Health UNC Nutrition Research Institute assistant professor Isis Trujillo studies choline, an essential nutrient that is critical for brain development in the womb. A former postdoctoral researcher, she now runs her own lab and is...

The Greatest Minds in Nutrition Call the NRI Home

The nation’s top researchers in science and health met from June 7-10 for Nutrition Live Online 2021, the American Society for Nutrition’s flagship conference. #NutritionLiveOnline brought together the greatest minds in nutrition – including Nutrition Research...

Con-grad-u-lations, Julie Hasken!

Congratulations to Julie Hasken, the Nutrition Research Institute’s newest PhD! Julie earned her doctorate from the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Nutrition in 2021 and is now a postdoctoral research associate with Dr. Philip May. Julie joined the NRI in 2012 as a...

A legacy of precision nutrition

By Amanda Wicks University Communications UNC-Chapel Hill Image by Robert Singh Photography   Dr. Steven Zeisel will be stepping down as the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s director after 13 years, but he leaves behind a legacy that has helped shape a more...

Training for Scientists

The NRI is a center for precision nutrition training through programs for graduate and medical students, post-doctoral trainees, faculty, practicing physicians and other medical providers, registered dietitians, and industry professionals.

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By donating to the Nutrition Research Institute, your money targets the root of most American disease. Our scientists focus on how our genes respond to food so that soon medical practitioners will be able to guide people in their health from childhood through old age. Our critical research depends on the generosity of people like you.