Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

University of California, Berkeley


The research and curriculum of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology address the experimental biology of nutrients, phytochemicals, and diet-borne toxicants; using the techniques of modern biology and chemical analyses to understand the relationships among diet, the metabolic genome, and optimal health/chronic disease. Our goals are to determine the molecular mechanisms of diet's effects on health and the contribution of individual genotype to dietary responses and disease risk. This approach of metabolic biology will provide detailed insight into the impact of diet on human health and chronic disease risk. We seek to translate lab and model systems data to human physiology and to provide outreach through cooperative extension.

Undergraduate Program

Nutritional Sciences: Physiology and Metabolism Major

Nutritional Sciences: Toxicology Major

Nutritional Sciences: Dietetics Major

Nutritional Sciences Minor

Graduate Program

Master of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics

Metabolic Biology MS, PhD

Molecular Toxicology PhD

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Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Contact Information

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

119 Morgan Hall

Phone: 510-642-6490

Fax: 510-642-0535

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Department Chair

David Moore

127 Morgan Hall

Department Manager

Diane Lang

119 Morgan Hall

Phone: 510-642-6490

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Tara Young

119 Morgan Hall

Phone: 510-643-2863

Undergraduate Advisor

Jay Sevilla

260 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-642-6730

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