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Nutritional Sciences

Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition Lab

About the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition Lab

Research in our lab is focused on understanding the role of nutritional factors in regulating metabolic activity. Some of the methods we employ in mouse models are high fat diet induced obesity, exercise (both chronic and acute), or gene knockout/overexpression to study nutrient mediated control of fatty acid oxidation, glucose uptake, and insulin signaling. Our lab also uses molecular and cellular biology methods to study the regulation of metabolic biochemistry in cell culture models.

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To find out more information about a study or our testing services, please contact Dr. Chad Paton at

Prospective Graduate Students

If you are interested in pursuing a MS or PhD degree in Nutritional Sciences specifically in Dr. Paton's laboratory, please contact Dr. Paton.

For graduate school and department admission guidelines and instructions, please refer to the following links:
Graduate School
MS in Nutritional Sciences
PhD in Nutritional Sciences

Dr. Chad M. Paton, PhD
Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences
Director of the BMNL
1301 Akron Ave
Lubbock, TX 79424
806-742-3068 ext. 249

For general questions about the graduate program in Nutritional Sciences, please contact the graduate coordinator:

Dr. Debra B. Reed, Ph.D., RD, LD
Mailing Address:
Texas Tech University
NHR Dept. Box 41240 Lubbock, TX 79409-1240, USA
Phone: 806-742-3068 Ext. 251