ASU Human Performance Lab

The ASU-NCRC Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) is a national leader in the area of nutrition and exercise immunology. The mission of the ASU-NCRC HPL is to investigate unique nutritional products as countermeasures to exercise- and obesity-induced immune dysfunction, inflammation, illness, and oxidative stress. Ultimately improving human health through research in nutrition. Research funding is provided through multiple industry partners, including Gatorade/PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Gatorade, Blueberry Council, Penta Water, Quercegen Pharma, Cooper Concepts, McCormick Spice, Dole Foods, Reoxcyn Discoveries Group, Biothera, Direct Digital, Gaia Herbs, Purity Products, Roquette, and Metagenics. A wide variety of athletes and athletic groups have been tested by the ASU research team including Swim MAC, Hendrick Motor Sports pit crew members, Carolina Bobcats, high school athletes from the A.L. Brown Kannapolis and Cox Mill High Schools, and cyclists, runners, and triathletes from most of the clubs in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Dr. Nieman and his team have made numerous research discoveries, with widespread media coverage including the BBC, NPR, USA Today, NY Times, LA Times, Voice of America, ABC evening news, CBS evening news, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Encyclopedia Britannica, Runner’s World, Vogue magazine, Outside magazine, Orlando Sentinel, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites.