Welcome to the Donovan Lab!

Our laboratory conducts basic and translational research in the area of pediatric nutrition. There is no other time in life when the provision of appropriate nutrition is of greater importance than during infancy and childhood. During this phase of life, proper nutrition is of key importance for growth, development, and long-term functional outcomes such as cognitive development and immune response. 

On going projects:

Synergistic Theory Research Obesity and Nutrition Group (STRONG) Kids 2 birth cohort study   Publication 

Influencing Microbial Development in Early Life   Publication

Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration  Publication

Factors Influencing Child Feeding Behaviors and Picky Eating  Publication

Microbiome Composition and Function in Preterm Infants  Publication

Exfoliated Epithelial Cells  Publication

Screening for Safety and Efficacy of Bioactive Ingredients in the Preclinical Piglet Model   Publication

Researcher Spotlight | Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD | Illinois