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Research at the crossroads of nutrition and neuroscience.

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. It is an innovative partnership between University of Illinois and Abbott Nutrition. Made possible by a five-year investment from Abbott, 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 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.


Overview of the CNLM
Learn about the Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory. More>

Dr. Brad Sutton’s Lab
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Dr. Sutton and his team develop strategies to advance the acquisition and reconstruction of MRI images for use in research and clinical settings. More>


CNLM Partner
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. More>

Research News

Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults. More>