The Department of Animal Sciences has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and outreach programs. Programs are designed to enhance the profitability, efficiency and well-being of animals as related to their environment, to food and fiber production and  consumption, and to animal and human activity.
The Division of Nutritional Sciences is an interdisciplinary program for graduate education in nutrition. Extensive research opportunities are available that span the spectrum of nutritional sciences from the level of the genome and proteome to clinical and population-based studies.
The Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was established in 2003 to advance life science research and stimulate bio-economic development in the state of Illinois. Dedicated to transformative research with progtam areas in systems biology, cellular and metabolic engineering and genome technology, the IGB pioneers advances in the life sciences.
Founded in 2003, the SGSC aims to advance biomedical research for animal production and health through the development of DNA-based tools and products stemming from sequencing the swine genome. This international consortium meets bi-annually to develop and integrate sequencing maps and strategies.


As the uniting initiative for health sciences and technology      on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, IHSI is rooted in research and grounded in tech.  IHSI supports faculty-driven research by organizing campus health challenges, team-building, coordinating projects,      and managing grant efforts.
The EBICS Center's research activities take place at MIT, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Georgia Tech, as well as at a number of other minority-serving institutions. Collectively, they will help create the knowledge, tools, and technologies to create highly sophisticated, 'programmed,' multi-cell engineered biological systems or machines.