Translational Research in Aging and Longevity is engaged in ongoing translational research on nutrition, exercise, and metabolism in relation to aging and the common diseases of our aging population. Translation of knowledge from basic and applied sciences to care and clinical practice for older adults is the overall goal of our group.
We have the ability to investigate the role of metabolism in the pursuit of healthy aging and are developing knowledge on how changes in nutrition can affect outcomes in disease and aging. The focus is on investigating the role of certain macronutrients, the small molecules that make up the building blocks of the proteins, fats and sugars in metabolism.
We work in a 4,000 square foot facility in TAMU Research Park, which comprises offices, a BSL2 lab, a wet lab, utility area, and a clinical research facility where we conduct studies with older adult human volunteers.
Intensive Course in Tracer Methodology in Metabolism - Anyone who is interested in tracer methodology for metabolic research and wants to learn all the details in order to be able to use it in their own research should consider attending.