From the Director


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute. I hope you will look around this website to learn about our pioneering research, state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning faculty, community outreach activities, job openings and giving opportunities (we need your support to advance our work).

In our world-class research center we’re working to discover why we are nutritionally so different from one another. To do this, we recruit great scientific minds and use cutting-edge tools in genetics and metabolism. We’re pleased that our efforts are complemented by research programs from several other universities on the North Carolina Research Campus and by the stellar instrumentation in the David H. Murdock Research Institute’s core laboratory building. We all are working together to change the way that we think about nutrition and health. I predict that, one day soon, your health professional will use the science that we discover to provide you with nutrition recommendations tailored for you, rather than the average recommendations that they can give you now.

At the UNC Nutrition Research Institute we’re building a healthier tomorrow for you, your children and future generations. We use this site to keep you updated about our news, milestones, significant achievements and involvement with the community. Please check back often to follow our progress. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions about our organization, we welcome your comments, which you can provide through the Contact Us link.

Thank you for exploring our site to learn how we are exploring the frontiers of nutrition.

Best Wishes, Steven H. Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D. Director