Research Focus

The AppState NCRC Human Performance Laboratory is a national leader in the area of nutrition and exercise immunology. 

Research Facilities

Appalachian State University operates a Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) and Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory, located in the NC State Building at NCRC.


The Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus, operated by Appalachian State University, currently has multiple human trials underway. Researchers are predominantly looking at how inflammation and oxidative stress affect the body. Recovery and fighting off soreness and sickness in athletes and keeping the general community healthy by fighting off sickness and disease are forefront in immuno-nutrition research.


Peer-Reviewed Publications (research papers and book chapters) since 2010 include: