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.
CTRAL is located at the 23,000 sq ft Human Clinical Research Facility (HCRF) in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. The HCRF is a state-of-the-art translational biomedical research facility to conduct exercise, nutrition, and metabolism related studies.
Dr. Nicolaas Deutz, Director