The Piglet Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory (PNCL) is a research facility that specializes in the artificial rearing and caring of piglets from birth to approximately 5 weeks of age. Tight control over environmental conditions, including feeding systems and continuous monitoring, provides an optimal environment for studying piglets. This research allows scientists to create medical models for studying human pediatric nutrition as it relates to immunity, digestive, and cognitive functions that mimic human behavior. 

Did You Know
The developmental patterns of the human and pig brain are remarkably similar!

Piglet Nutrition and Cognition Laboratory

4900 S. Race St.
Urbana, IL 61802

PNCL student helping piglet drink water
Adam Jones
Facility Manager
Adam Jones