TAMU Courses

3 hour “Special Topics in Human Clinical Research” (KINE 689)
The course will meet in-person on Fridays during semesters offered from 10:20 am to 12:20 pm in CTRAL. There is an online component to the course as well.

This course is designed to provide insight into initiating and conducting a human clinical research study (including subject recruitment and (medical) screening, study procedures). Furthermore, institutional policies (laboratory, regulatory, and budget requirements) will also be discussed.

1 hour seminar “Critical Review of Manuscripts in Clinical Research” (KINE 682)
The course will meet on Fridays during semesters offered from 1:50 pm to 2:40 pm in CTRAL.

This course is designed to review formative and/or current manuscripts in clinical research. Students will practice skills needed to critically read, review, and discuss manuscripts in the field.

Research & Internships

Are you interested in human clinical nutrition research?
Are you still in need of a few credits (2-3) to fill out your schedule(s)?
Do you need activities for your CV?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider research opportunities at the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity (CTRAL). Opportunities in CTRAL included assisting with the recruitment, preparation, and conduct of study days with human subjects, data coding, and analysis. To learn more about CTRAL, visit our website.

To discuss these opportunities further, please contact Laura Ruebush at le.ruebush@ctral.org.

Expert Courses


A multi-professional faculty of well-known experts will help you to better understand the practicalities of tracer methodology enabling you to confidently engage in tracer studies or giving you a head start building your own tracer lab

Date: Weekend of April 29 and 30, 2017

The course will cover the following areas:
– Tracers, its detection and principles of tracer methods:
o Stable and Radioactive Isotopes
o Types of mass spectrometers
– Principles of methods used:
o Whole body versus regional/organ
o Isotope dilution versus incorporation
– How to perform tracer studies
– Use of D2O methods
– Application of tracers in metabolic research:
o Tracer methods in carbohydrate, fat, protein, amino acid and energy metabolism
o Use of stable isotopes in proteomic research

A special evening lecture on “Problems and Pitfalls of Using Tracers to Measure In Vivo Kinetics” will be given by Dwight Matthews.

Registration will be $300 and will include course fee, meals and party.

Please send a note of interest to the email address below or to any of the organisers and you will receive further announcements and registration forms in due time.