Research Groups


Lab work
ACNC science is advanced through multi-disciplinary, team-based research that leverages faculty and staff talents across several Research Groups and Core Labs. This approach enables us to examine biology and child development at a very fundamental, molecular level (cell signaling and energetics, changes in the metabolome, epigenome, and gut microbiota) while in parallel to consider in clinical studies how these factors impact whole-body physiology, body composition, brain neurodevelopment and behavior.

Clinical Nutrition and Brain Research Group
Developmental and Molecular Physiology Research Group
Metabolomics and Analytical Chemistry Research Group

Research Cores

  • Animal Studies
  • Histology & Bioimaging
  • Bone Structure and Histomorphometry Facility
  • Bioinformatics & Chemoinformatics
  • Metabolomics
  • Clinical Research