Our recently renovated research space houses the MU Nutritional Center for Health (MUNCH), which includes a metabolic kitchen, a teaching kitchen and an observational food-choice behavior lab. This project received substantial help from the J.R. Albert Foundation.
In addition to MUNCH, a new human research facility allows studies of the interactions of exercise and diet on metabolism, human performance and development or prevention of disease.
Additional facilities include the human exercise physiology lab, lab space for clinical testing, body composition assessment including BODPOD and DXA, and an exercise training facility to train human subjects. We also have a wet lab space for chemical analysis.
The University of Missouri has state-of-the-art facilities that foster collaborative research across disciplines including Nutritional Sciences, Exercise Physiology, Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, Food Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Animal Sciences, Behavioral Sciences and Public Health. Research Centers at the University of Missouri include Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, the Bond Life Sciences Center, the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine, the Health Activity Center, the Botanical Center, the Brain Imaging Center, and the Bioinformatics Consortium. Core research facilities available to MU faculty are the Cell and Immunobiology, DNA, Molecular Cytology, Electron Microscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and Transgenic Animal cores.