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Wang, Thomas Ty
Research Leader
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville MD 20705

The mission of the Diet, Genomics, and Immunology Laboratory (DGIL) focuses on four main areas: (1) To elucidate the mechanisms by which diet, nutrients, bio-active food components prevent chronic diseases and promote human health; (2) To identify chemical forms and bioavailability of nutrients, bio-active components in foods; (3) To develop methodology, biomarkers for assessment of nutrients status, health benefits in humans for nutrients and food bio-active components; (4) To develop cellular, molecular and immunological methods for evaluating nutrient bioavailability, metabolic function, requirements, and their effects on immune function, inflammation and gut microbiome.

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