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Welcome to the Microbiome and Metabolism Research Unit.
The Microbiome and Metabolism Research Unit (MMRU), co-located with Arkansas Childrens Nutrition Center (ACNC) funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
On behalf of our team and partners at ACRI, ACH and UAMS, I invite you to visit and experience for yourself the components and programs at Microbiome and Metabolism Research Unit (MMRU).
Laxmi Yeruva, Ph.D.
Meet the Team...
Bharath Mulakala, Raeann Braithwaite, Tobi Smith, Brenda Onyekweli, Heather Farmer, Laxmi Yeruva, Meghan Ruebel, Jasmine Dado-Fox, Rachel Talatala, Jasmina Zeledon, Ranjitha Chandrashekar, Manoj Gurung, Joel Ledbetter
Not pictured: Jessica Thomson and Tameka Walls
The Microbiome and Metabolism Research Unit focuses on all three important components of nutrition research: basic, clinical and applied. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to house true translational research programs providing a platform for productive collaborations and effective communication of our results to the community.
Our mission is to conduct cutting-edge basic, clinical, applied, and translational nutrition research in children to improve child development, promote health and prevent diseases later in life. Our diverse outstanding scientists and strong staff are our strengths in following our mission and accomplishing our goals by providing excellence in research standard, integrity and creativity.
Microbiome and Metabolism Research Unit conducts innovative research, training, and engagement to advance understanding of how parental-child diet, nutrition, and physical activity optimize development. Our vision is to enhance parental and child health through the science of food, nutrition, and physical activity.