PENNINGTON BIOMEDICAL AT A GLANCE
To discover the triggers of chronic diseases through innovative research that improves human health across the lifespan.
650,000 square feet of research space covering 237 acres
Faculty and Staff
Nearly 200 scientists including over 70 faculty
, 90 adjunct faculty and over 30 postdoctoral researchers
Approximately 350 additional research associates, research technicians and support personnel
Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D.
FY 2011-2012 Operating Budget
Major Research Funding
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State of Louisiana, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation, and others.
As a member of the Louisiana State University System
, the Pennington Center benefits from close ties with LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, the LSU Medical Center, and the LSU Agricultural Center.
50 research laboratories
and 19 core facilities,
including genomics, proteomics, clinical chemistry, mass spectrometry, cell culture, comparative biology, transgenic, body composition, and food analysis laboratories.
Clinic & Imaging Center
Outpatient examination and interview rooms, 14 inpatient rooms, metabolic kitchen, metabolic procedure room, two whole-room indirect calorimeters, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, ultrasound imaging, air displacement plethysmography, MRS, and underwater weighing unit.