The Dao Research Lab, directed by Dr. Maria Carlota Dao, studies the interplay between diet, the gut microbiome, and human health, with a focus on populations at risk for food insecurity and chronic disease. This involves addressing the multiple social and environmental barriers to healthy nutrition faced by communities in need.

We are currently recruiting participants for our FIRST research study!

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Interested in joining the Dao Research Lab?

If you are interested in joining the Dao Lab, please contact us through the Contact Us page or by emailing us at dao.lab@unh.edu

For more information about UNH's Nutritional Sciences graduate programs, please visit the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems webpage.  Visit the UNH Graduate Admissions webpage to learn about general graduate admission and application requirements. 

Our Areas of Interest

Given the complexities of nutrition, weight management, and human health, our research considers biological, psychosocial, cultural, and environmental determinants of health.

We aim to better understand the impacts of these factors on the gut microbiome, weight status, and access to nutrient-rich foods with special attention to minority populations in NH.