The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences offers programs in applied and basic science areas that reflect the multi disciplinary roots of Nutrition in Biochemistry, Medicine, Physiology, Agriculture and Human Ecology. Currently there are 41 faculty trainers from 17 different departments spanning the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Medical School, the Veterinary School and the School of Letters and Sciences. Students can select one of three emphasis groups: a) Animal Nutrition; b) Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition; or C) Human Nutrition. UW Madison is ranked as one of the top 10 public universities in the country and excels in multiple areas including many aspects of biological sciences research. Outstanding experimental and library facilities are available and much research collaboration and interaction occurs within and across departmental boundaries.Research opportunities in basic science Nutrition includes, but is not limited to, understanding nutrient action, metabolism and function in organisms ranging from yeast to mammals including the role of nutrients in embryonic development. Research in applied Nutrition includes in part, the role of nutrition in disease development, treatment and prevention; mechanisms and consequences of nutrient toxicity; methods for determining nutrient status and requirements; evaluation of nutrition policies and programs; nutrition education/intervention strategies; and international nutrition.Madison is the capital of Wisconsin with more than 400,000 people living in the greater Madison area. Outstanding opportunities are available for outdoor activities including miles of bike trails and many parks within the city limits. The wide array of restaurants, many excellent areas to live, ease of commuting and other factors contribute to Madison frequently being ranked as one of the top 10 cities to live in the United States.
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