header_about[1]LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation raises funds to support the work of LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

A world research leader right here in Louisiana, the Center’s  mission is to discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan.

At the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia, Pennington Biomedical conducts basic, clinical and population research.

The research enterprise at the center includes approximately 70 faculty and more than 15 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 40 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dietitians and support personnel, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. The center’s 450 employees perform research activities in state-of-the-art facilities on the 222-acre campus located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

By the Numbers:

5 CENTERS:
Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Center
Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
Institute for Dementia Research & Prevention
Louisiana Clinical & Transitional Science Center

40 LABORATORIES

13 CORE SERVICES

10 RESEARCH AREAS:
Obesity
Diabetes
Epidemiology & Prevention
Genomics & Molecular Genetics
Neurobiology
Neurodegeneration
Nutrient Sensing & Signaling
Cancer
Physical Activity & Health
Developmental Biology

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