The Tou Lab is a part of the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences at West
Virginia University within the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources,
and Design. We are the only basic sciences human nutrition lab at WVU, with projects
rooted in nutrition, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, and food science. We specialize
in studies focused on kidney and bone health, fatty liver disease, bioactive compounds
in food, and evaluating the nutritional value and safety of food items traditionally
considered "waste products." Our lab seeks to be at the forefront of nutrition and sustainability.