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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Animal Health (NP #103)
Effect of Resistant Starch and Cruciferous Vegetables on Mucosal Immunity and Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion of Food Components and their Impact on Chronic Disease Risk
(In-House Appropriated)
Advanced Technology for Rapid Comprehensive Analysis of the Chemical Components
(In-House Appropriated)
Effect of Resistant Starch and Cruciferous Vegetables on Mucosal Immunity and Disease Resistance
(In-House Appropriated)
Elucidating Phytonutrient Bioavailability, Health Promoting Effects and Mechanisms of Existing/Emerging Foods and Beverages
(In-House Appropriated)
Polyphenol-Rich Foods and Promotion of Intestinal Health
(In-House Appropriated)
Strategies to Alter Dietary Food Components and Their Effects on Food Choice and Health-Related Outcomes
(In-House Appropriated)
The Role of Dietary and Lifestyle Factors on Nutrition and Related Health Status Using Large-Scale Survey Data
(In-House Appropriated)
USDA National Nutrient Databank for Food Composition
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Analytical and Chemometric Methods for Identification and Authentication of Foods and Botanical Supplements
(Cooperative Agreement)
Food Forum
(Cooperative Agreement)
Food Forum
(Grant)
Foods, Microbiome and Bone Health Workshop
(Grant)
Innovating Global Fruit and Vegetable Food Systems to Help Bring Sustainable Nutrition Security
(Grant)
National Academy of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board Food Forum
(Grant)
Development of USDA Special Interest Database on Iodine in U.S. Foods
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Development of USDA Special Interest Database on Iodine in US Foods
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Food Composition Research and Database Expansion
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Food Composition Research for FoodData Central and Database Expansion of Foundation Foods
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Food Composition Research for the FDC Foundation Foods
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Foundation Foods and Analysis of Complex Carbohydrates
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Foundation Foods and Effect of Processing for FoodData Central
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Immune-Preventive Effects of I3C/DIM in Citrobacter Rodentium-Infected Mouse Model
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Metabolite Profiling and Chemical Fingerprinting Methods for Characterization of Foods, Botanical Supplements, and Biological Materials
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) - Analytic I Prebiotics
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) – Key Dietary Fibers and Fermentable Carbohydrates
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Nutrient Gene Interaction in Prostate Cancer Cells: Effects of I3C/DIM on AhR-Mediated Pathway
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Nutrition Research to Identify Dietary Compounds that Reduce the Risk of Cancer
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Nutrition Research to Identify Dietary Compounds that Reduce the Risk of Cancer
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Nutrition Research to Identify Dietary Compounds that Reduce the Risk of Cancer
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Room Calorimeter Evaluation of Ambulatory Metabolic Monitoring System that Predicts Metabolic Fuel Use
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Study of Nutrients Gene Interaction
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Study of Nutrients Gene Interaction
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Total Proanthocyanidin (PAC) Content and A-type and B-type Ratios of PACs in Commercial Cranberry Dietary Supplements
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
USDA Dietary Supplement Ingredients Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
USDA Dietary Supplement Ingredients Program
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaboration on a Dietary Recall Interview Innovation Project
(Memorandum of Understanding)
Collaboration Agreement for the Transfer of Human Data
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Investigation on Phytochemical and Macronutrient Properties of Soybeans Grown in Romania
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Research Partnership with Sichuan University, College of Light Industry, Textile and Food Engineering
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
U.S. Point-of-Sale Data for USDA Databases
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
A Nutrimetabolomic Approach to Identify Biomarkers of Whole Grain Intake
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Pilot Study of Intermittent Calorie Restriction in Multiple Sclerosis
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration in a Porcine Model of Diet-Induced CVD
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Modulation of Inflammation in Obese Males After Consuming a Functional Tomato-Soy Juice
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Potential Role of Dietary Mushroom in Promoting Brain Health
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Different Approaches to Dietary Sugar Reduction on Food Preference and Intake
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
A Nutrimetabolomic Approach to Identify Biomarkers of Whole Grain Intake
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
A Pilot Study of Intermittent Calorie Restriction in Multiple Sclerosis
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of Foundation Foods and Ingredients to Support the FoodData Central
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analysis of Secondary Metabolites in Plants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analytic II Prebiotics, Carbohydrates and Dietary Fiber
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Analytic II Prebiotics, Carbohydrates and Dietary Fiber
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Branded Foods Products Database (BFPDB) Automation and Ingredients
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Comprehensive Analysis of Food Energy and Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cross-Kingdom Regulation Between Dietary Small RNAs and Human Gut Microbiome, and Its Influence on Human Health
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Developing Food Patterns Equivalents and Assigning Selected Nutrients for the FoodAPS1 and IRI Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Databases on Composition of U.S. Dietary Supplements
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Databases on Composition of U.S. Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Databases on Composition of U.S. Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Databases on the Composition of U.S. Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Expert Computer Programs for Identification of Secondary Metabolites in Mass Spectral Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Special Interest Database on Iodine in U.S.
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Special Interest Database on Iodine in U.S. Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Diet-Genetic Interactions: Absorption and Metabolism of Phytonutrients from Different Brassica Vegetables
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Dietary Interventions to Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
DNA Barcodes/Fingerprints, Chemical Fingerprints, and Metabolic Profiles for Botanical Supplements
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Minimally Processed Meat and Further Processed Meat on Biomarkers and Risk Factors for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease - Phase 1
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Impact on Nutrient Profiles of Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Environmental Impact on Nutrient Profiles of Fruits and Vegetables
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Establishment of USDA Food Data System (FooDS)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Expansion of the Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Exploring the Impacts of Changing Diets on Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Well-being
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Food Composition Research
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Food Data Research and Impact of Processing on Nutrients of Public Health Importance
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Glycomic and Proteomic Maps of Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Health Promoting Roles of Food Bio-Active Phenolic Compounds on Obesity-Altered Hearth, and Kidney Functions
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Health Promoting Roles of Food Bio-active Phenolic Compounds on Obesity-Altered Metabolic Functions and Physiology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Health Promoting Roles of Food Bio-Active Phenolic Compounds on Obesity-Altered Metabolic Functions and Physiology
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of Food and Particulates on Metabolic Risk
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolizable Energy Value of Pulses in the Human Diet
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolomic Methods for Plant and Animal Specimens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolomic Methods for Plant and Animal Specimens
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Modulation of Inflammation in Obese Individuals After Consuming a Functional Tomato-Soy Juice
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutrient Composition of Meat and Meat Products
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutrients of Public Health Importance in USDA Food Composition Data
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutrition and Microbiome Research to Reduce the Risk of Cancer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Nutrition Research to Identify Dietary Compounds that Reduce the Risk of Cancer
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phenolic Research Interest Group
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Probiotics, Dietary Fiber and Influences on the Microbiome
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Room Calorimeter Evaluation of Ambulatory Metabolic Monitoring System that Predicts Metabolic Fuel Use
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Studies on the Effects of Dietary Bioactive Components on Chronic Disease Prevention
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Studies on the Effects of I3C/DIM on AhR-mediated Pathway
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Study on Immune Modulatory Effects of Cruciferous Vegetable-Derived Bioactive Compounds
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Technical Nutrition Support for National Dietary Databases
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Technical Nutrition Support for National Dietary Databases (2020-2025)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
The Impact of Different Approaches to Dietary Sugar Reduction on Food Preference and Intake
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Total Proanthocyanidin (PAC) Content and A-type and B-type Ratios of Commercial Cranberry Dietary Supplements
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Total Proanthocyanidin (PAC) Content and A-type and B-type Ratios of Commercial Cranberry Dietary Supplements
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Total Proanthocyanidin (PAC) Content and A-type and B-type Ratios of Commercial Cranberry Dietary Supplements
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA Dietary Supplement Ingredient Program
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA Food Data System Information Technologies
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA Food Data System Information Technologies for External Users
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
USDA FoodData Central Optimization
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vitamin K Analysis of Food and Dietary Supplements
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vocabulary, Thesaurus and Ontology Development for USDA FoodData Central
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Vocabulary, Thesaurus and Ontology Development for USDA FoodData Central (university of California)
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Cashew Nut Consumption: Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Food Energy Availability
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Effect of Minimally Processed Meat and Further Processed Meat on Biomarkers and Risk Factors for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease - Phase 1
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Estimating the Nutritive Value of Fluid Cow’s Milk in the U.S.
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Metabolizable Energy Value of Pulses in the Human Diet
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Phase II - Analytical Phase of The Dose-Response Effects of Lean Beef in a Mediterranean-Style Dietary Pattern on CVD Risk Factors
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Sustainable Agricultural Systems Research (NP #216)
Advanced Technology for Rapid Comprehensive Analysis of the Chemical Components
(In-House Appropriated)
Development of Analytical and Chemometric Methods for Identification and Authentication of Foods and Botanical Supplements
(Cooperative Agreement)
Comprehensive Analysis of Food Energy and Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in Foods
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Phenolic Research Interest Group
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)