Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging

The Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University is the largest research center in the world devoted to studying the role of nutrition in the prevention of age-related chronic and infectious diseases.

Named for Jean Mayer, former President of Tufts University and a global nutrition leader, the HNRCA is one of only six human nutrition research centers in the U.S. supported by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the intramural research branch of the USDA.  Located on the Tufts health sciences campus in downtown Boston, the HNRCA is uniquely positioned to contribute to both human nutrition and aging research and the life sciences leadership of the University.