Scientific Research Lab

The Scientific Research Lab is equipped to perform research on bioactive compounds in plant foods, herbs and dietary supplements, to identify and evaluate their role for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and other obesity related diseases.


  • Two molecular laboratory rooms of 800 square feet each
  • One cell culture lab of 400 square feet
  • Additional access to core laboratories and clinical facilities

Main equipment includes:

  • Biosafety cabinets (2)
  • Incubators for primary cells and cancer cells (4)
  • Centrifuges
  • Microplate reader imaging system
  • Microscopes
  • Luminex multiplexer
  • Real time PCR cycler
  • HPLC-PDA for chemical analysis
  • Freeze-dryer
  • Vacuum-centrifuge
  • Cell counter


  • One postdoctoral research scientist
  • Three Ph.D. students
  • One M.S. student
  • Two dietetics/M.S. non-thesis students
  • Four undergraduate researchers
  • Two visiting scholars

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