Through scientific discovery and targeted research, the Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory (CNLM) drives the understanding of nutrition’s impact on brain cognition. The Center is the first interdisciplinary cognition and nutrition research center in the country.
The research at the CNLM is led by faculty at Illinois in partnership with the leading scientists in cognition, brain function and supporting technologies from all over the world. The Center hosts an annual research competition to support pioneering, multi-disciplinary research, enabling teams of investigators to apply new technologies and thinking from across a wide range of disciplines to take nutrition and cognition research to a new level.
The Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory partners with two world-renowned Urbana campus research facilities, the Institute of Genomic Biology and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, in collaboration with the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Neuroscience Program.
Leveraging these resources as well as global experts across a variety of scientific disciplines, the Center aims to push the field of traditional nutrition science research forward with leading-edge brain imaging and supercomputing technologies. The Center is governed by representatives from both Abbott and Illinois.