NIH Grant To Study Gene Mutation Associated with Rare Disease

March 22, 2019 – Sergey A. Krupenko, PhD, professor of nutrition at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research project, “Regulation of Mitochondrial Function by Folate Enzyme ALDH1L2 in Health and Disease.” Krupenko studies enzymes (molecules that catalyze reactions) that regulate folate metabolism. He joined the UNC faculty in 2014. Read more.


Register now for Appetite For Life April 17 @ Johnson & Wales

March 29, 2019 – In collaboration with Johnson & Wales University, we are pleased to present a very special event at the JWU campus in Center City Charlotte. Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, from Johnson & Wales and registered dietitian Steph Saullo, MS, RD from the NRI will come together to demonstrate delicious, healthy cooking while sharing tips for consuming a balanced, nutritious diet. Attendees will be able to sample the fare following the presentation. Program begins at 6:00 PM in Hance Auditorium at Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street (at Cedar Street), Charlotte, NC 28202.

March AFL Program Recap: “Diet and Gut Microbiome Interactions: Whose diet is it anyway?”

March 29, 2019 – If you missed March’s Appetite for Life presentation by Johanna Lampe, PhD, you can catch up. Watch the entire program on video now. The live presentation took place at Forty-Six in Kannapolis on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. View the program Power Point presentation and the program video here.

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition Short Course Registration Is Open

March 29, 2019 – For the fourth year in a row, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center will present the NGx Short Course June 3-6, 2019 on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. This workshop-style course will provide the fundamental concepts of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition through cutting-edge presentations and hands-on experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a personal DNA test and examine their own nutrigenetic data.