Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity

The Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL) 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.

The lab investigates the role of metabolism in the pursuit of healthy aging and is 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.

The lab is located in a 4,000 square foot facility in Texas A&M Research Park, which comprises offices, a BSL2 lab, a wet lab, utility area and a clinical research facility where studies with older adult human volunteers are conducted.


Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, Director

1700 Research Park
(979) 220-2910

Center Office: 
Research Park Building #2 Suite 210
Center Phone: 
(979) 224-0658
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