Welcome to the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Lab!



The Sports and Exercise Nutrition Lab is based in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The lab is directed by Dr. Karsten Koehler.


Our overarching goal is to understand the interactions between diet and exercise and how we can use this knowledge to improve human health and performance. We are particularly interested in the multiple pathways how exercise affects energy balance, and how acute and chronic under- or overeating impact the regulation of body weight, body composition, metabolism, and musculoskeletal health.