The Center for 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. These diseases include, cancer, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), mild cognitive impairment/dementia, and autism spectrum disorder. 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.