Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences

The Department of Nutritional Sciences at TTU offers vibrant educational and research opportunities.

Operating as usual

06/13/2024

Congratulations to Prof. Raul Palacios for receiving funding from the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center. Thanks for your contribution to research and teaching.

Photos from Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences's post 06/13/2024

Drs. Mandana Pahlavani and Naima Moustaid Moussa received a grant award from the USDA
PD: Mandana Pahlavani, Assistant Professor, TWU and adjunct faculty, UTSW
Co-PD: Naima Moustaid-Moussa
Total award: $300,000, 2 years
Title: Novel microencapsulation of red wine pomace to modulate gut health in coronary artery disease

04/26/2024

Lubbock’s W.I.S.E. Program Hosts “Culinartistry” Class for Lubbock Seniors

Texas Tech faculty leads initiative to integrate culinary medicine into community education

Read more: bit.ly/4dchFOM

Photos from College of Health & Human Sciences - Texas Tech University's post 04/26/2024
04/03/2024

Congratulations to one of our outstanding Nutritional Sciences undergraduate students, Riley Thompson! She has been accepted in TTUHSC’s prestigious Physician Assistants program. We look forward to watching her successfully complete this program and start providing exceptional patient care in the future!

“I’m going to be a PA! ❤️‍🩹” Riley is excited to have been accepted into the Master of Studies program! The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions offers it from a state-of-the-art facility at the site in Midland.

04/02/2024

Congratulations to Marleigh Hefner for defending her PhD thesis titled, “E4orf1 as a novel agent for modulating diet induced steatosis and associated cardiometabolic disease risk factors in a transgenic mouse model.”

03/19/2024

Please join us at TTU DFW for this one-of-a-kind experience.
Live culinary demonstration and book signing with Chef Samir Dhurandhar of Nick & Sam's restaurant, culinary medicine presentation by Dr. Allison Childress, and joint panel discussion.
Register Today! https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/ns/events/dfw.php
Spots are limited!

12/01/2023

Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences Staff Member Receives Texas Tech University Masked Rider Award

Jenna Seale was recognized for her efficiency and willingness to go above and beyond for the department

Learn more: https://bit.ly/47ELCnE

11/29/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Nikhil V. Dhurandhar for receiving funding.
Source: Insparin Therapeutics Status: Active. Budget: Addition: $400,000. Total $1, 406,000. Title: Preclinical Therapeutic Validation of Insparin. Role on project Principal Investigator. Dates of entire project: 10/10/2021-10/31/2025. Specific aims of project: To determine safety and efficacy of Insparin (E4orf1) in order to apply for clinical trials.

11/29/2023

Congratulations Dr. Andrew Shin on receiving the Apple Polishing Awards.

“Apple Polishing for Texas Tech Mortal Board, is a National Honors Senior Society on Tech campus. One of their long-standing traditions is Apple Polishing Award which honor the faculty and staff who have had an impact on careers of undergraduate students.”

Dr. Shin has received this recognition on multiple occasions. He received this recognition from different students, in 2022 and 2023.

Thank you Dr. Shin for your impactful mentoring – in keeping with NS tradition!

11/29/2023

Congratulations Dr.Vijay Hegde on receiving the Apple Polishing Awards.

“Apple Polishing for Texas Tech Mortar Board, is a National Honors Senior Society on Tech campus. One of their long-standing traditions is Apple Polishing Award which honor the faculty and staff who have had an impact on careers of undergraduate students.”

What is even more impressive is that, Dr. Hegde has received this recognition on multiple occasions. Dr. Hegde received this recognition from 5 different students, 2015 (1), 2021 (1), 2022 (1) and 2023 (2).

Thank you Dr. Hegde for your impactful mentoring – in keeping with NS tradition !!!

10/05/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Shin for receiving a grant to study how the optimal dosage of the BCAA-lowering compound BT2 can effectively treat Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms.

Off the top of his head, neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Shin knows there are 55 million people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or related dementia worldwide – with 5 million in the U.S. alone.

He has seen firsthand, with his maternal grandmother, how AD causes patients to slowly lose their memory and critical thinking followed by motor skills, vision and other abilities, until they can no longer function on a day-to-day basis.

This is devastating, not only to the patients but their families, friends and caretakers who also experience the painstaking progression.

“The problem is, as of now, there's no confirmed effective treatment strategy to either treat or cure Alzheimer's Disease,” Dr. Shin said. “So that's why there's an increasing urgency to develop or identify new strategies for prevention.”

Dr. Shin, a nutritional sciences assistant professor in Texas Tech University's College of Human Sciences and the director of the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Facility, aims to change this through a three-year, $199,918 grant he received in August from the Alzheimer's Association to expand his research into a compound he believes can slow AD symptoms.

“I was very happy when I secured this grant,” he said. “That gives me the funding power to plow through this research that I think is really important by leading a team of very important people in the lab. Whether it's undergraduate students, graduate students or technicians, their efforts will be the driving force to see this study succeed.”

Dr. Shin learned about the benefits of the compound, BT2, through his research into the brain and neurodegenerative disorders during the past 10 years. This led to the discovery of a strong association between diabetes and AD: branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are essential nutrients found in meat, dairy and legumes that stimulate protein-building in muscle and may reduce muscle breakdown.

10/05/2023

The Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University is searching for two faculty to join our department with research focus in Clinical Nutrition!
View position description and apply online at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/
with job ID: 34521BR.

Photos from Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences's post 08/08/2023

Congratulations Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa for the achievement of your new role!

Read more here: https://buff.ly/3YtURD2

Photos from Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences's post 08/07/2023

Congratulations Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa for the acheivement!
President


College of Human Sciences - Texas Tech University

Timeline photos 08/07/2023

Congratulations Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa for the acheivement!

Timeline photos 06/12/2023

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is hiring a new Coordinator!

Here is the link to apply for this position.

https://buff.ly/43WF4y7

Timeline photos 06/01/2023

Congratulations on the Publication Dr. Andrew Shin!

Timeline photos 06/01/2023

Congratulations to Drs. Shannon Galyean, Allison Childress and Michelle Alcorn (Hospitality and Retail Management) on receiving a grant from the Beef Checkoff / The National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

05/26/2023

Faculty Members Collaborate to Explore Ways of Increasing Desirability and Nutritional Content of 3D-Printed Foods

Martin Binks, Nutritional Sciences faculty member, shares more in-depth information on his collaborative research regarding the personalized nutritional and food manufacturing aspect of food printing

Learn more: https://bit.ly/42NtkOq

Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences

05/25/2023

In Memoriam: Clara Mueller McPherson

Remembering a food and nutrition pioneer

https://bit.ly/3osN37h

Texas Tech University Department of Nutritional Sciences

05/18/2023
05/12/2023

Meet the 2023 Spring Banner Bearer for the College of Human Sciences, Andrea Lara!

Tomorrow, Andrea will represent the College of Human Sciences at the commencement ceremony. We are so proud of all of our COHS graduates and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
Learn more about Andrea here: https://bit.ly/3LG5WeC

05/11/2023

TTU Nutrition & Metabolic Health Initiative is hosting the High School Experience, a program for teens that provides a glimpse of careers in healthcare, nutrition, and working with various lifestyle-associated diseases. Dr. Binks and our graduate student, Marqui shared how this program can be a valuable experience for high school students.
Have a look: https://buff.ly/3Mhe5aD
For more details: https://buff.ly/3LVw19r

College of Human Sciences - Texas Tech University

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college in Lubbock?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Location

Telephone

Address


Texas Tech University, P. O. Box 41270
Lubbock, TX
79409

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Other Colleges & Universities in Lubbock (show all)
Study Abroad at Texas Tech University Study Abroad at Texas Tech University
601 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, 79409

All around the world, I am a Red Raider

Lubbock Christian University Lubbock Christian University
5601 19th Street
Lubbock, 79407

LCU is a Christian organization that is passionately pursuing student success.

Texas Tech University Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway
Lubbock, 79409

The Official page of Texas Tech University - From Here, It’s Possible.

University Student Housing at Texas Tech University University Student Housing at Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, 79409

University Student Housing promotes each student's learning experience by creating safe, supportive learning environments for academic and personal success.

Rawls College of Business Career Management Center Rawls College of Business Career Management Center
703 Flint Avenue
Lubbock, 79409

The Rawls CMC exists to help #TTURawlsCollege students to prep, connect, get hired and succeed.

Technical Communication and Rhetoric Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Flint Avenue & 15th St
Lubbock, 79406

Welcome to the TTU Technical Communication & Rhetoric program!

Texas Tech Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Texas Tech Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
2907 15th Street
Lubbock, 79409

Official account for Texas Tech’s Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Student Involvement Student Involvement
201 Student Union
Lubbock, 79409

Student Involvement is a place for students to get involved on campus! Follow for events and info!

Land Arts of the American West Land Arts of the American West
3016 18th Street
Lubbock, 79409

Land Arts of the American West is a semester abroad in our own backyard. http://landarts.org

Texas Tech Hurricane Research Team Texas Tech Hurricane Research Team
10th And Akron MS 1023
Lubbock, 79409

The Texas Tech Hurricane Research Team was established in 1998 with the mission to mitigate the effects of landfalling hurricanes on life and property through measurement and analysis. TTUHRT is a charter member of the Digital Hurricane Consortium

Texas Tech University Undergraduate Admissions Texas Tech University Undergraduate Admissions
Box 45005
Lubbock, 79409

Want to know more about the university and how to apply? Follow us to learn how to become a Red Raider! Here is where you will learn all about the admissions process, living on campus, and so much more!

Saddle Tramps Saddle Tramps
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, 79414

Upholding Texas Tech traditions since 1936.