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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Investigating the role of nutrition on health and immune function.


The Diet, Genomics, and Immunology Laboratory focuses on three main research areas (1) determine human requirements, functions, and basic mechanisms of action for specific vitamins and minerals; (2) develop methodology for assessment of mineral and vitamin nutrition in humans; (3) develop cost-effective cellular, molecular, and immunological methods for evaluating micro-nutrient requirements and functions, and the effect of nutritional status on immune function.



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Health Benefits of Cinnamon Extracts
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DGIL Porcine Immunology and Nutrition (PIN) database     
Phytochemical Database


Contact Information

Thomas Wang, Research Leader
Diet, Genomics, Immunology Laboratory
Building 307C, Room 213, BARC-East
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
301-504-8351, FAX 301-504-9062


Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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