Agriculture, Human and Natural Science Research

Research to serve our students and our society

Our faculty conduct research to provide our students with hands-on, real world training for their future careers, and to solve problems facing our state, nation and world. Research is conducted through the CAHNS Institute for Food, Agriculture and Environmental Research.

Through our innovative research, we address the needs of fellow Tennesseans, focus on finding solutions to challenges faced by socially and economically disadvantaged groups, and contribute to the prosperity of the citizens of Tennessee and the nation. All of our research programs are designed to include experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and all offer the opportunity for student employment.

Our scientists and students perform research in the following areas:

Keep American agriculture competitive while ending world hunger
Improve nutrition and end childhood obesity
Improve food safety for all Americans
Secure America's energy future through renewable biofuels
Mitigate and adapt agriculture to variations in climate
Enhance Tennessee's nursery and ornamental plant industry
Promoting the well-being of our communities and families
Enhance and protect America's natural resources
Preserving and utilizing our forest resources

Our state-of-the-art research facilities include over 52,000 sq.ft. of laboratory and office space on the TSU main campus and the Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center in McMinnville, Tennessee, plus over 600 acres of field research space. In addition to the College's facilities, our students and faculty also utilize the TSU Core Facilities, a new $2 million laboratory for scanning electron microscopy, flow cytometry, protenomics, and nano-technology research. 


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