Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.


This project was completed in collaboration with the Military Nutrition Division of the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine located in Natick, Massachusetts to conduct gene expression profiling of rat brain tissue following dietary manipulation. Taking a discovery-based approach, cDNA array technology was used to survey mRNA expression which provides information on changes in gene expression. Results from this project, the first to our knowledge using the application of microarray technology to monitor dietary effects in the brain, include preliminary information that will be used for subsequent research to define mechanisms accounting for behavioral changes.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003


Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology