The focus of this class is the application of Nutrigenomics as it relates to the prevention or intervention of disease by providing or restricting the proper nutrients and food compounds to maintain homeostasis in the body from the biochemical level to organ systems. The ability for nutritionists and healthcare professionals to create an optimal diet requires an understanding of how innumerous interactions between nutrients and genes, proteins and metabolic pathways regulate disease pathways. The graduate version of the class contains an extra Unit of models and advanced online laboratory. A written research paper is also required.