Nutrition & Metabolism

Research

Research Highlights


UT Adult Clinical Center for the NIH Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC)

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) have created the University of Texas Adult Clinical Center (UTACC) for the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC).

Center for Recovery, Physical Activity & Nutrition (CeRPAN)

Several Nutrition and Metabolism faculty collaborate with the Center for Recovery, Physical Activity & Nutrition (CeRPAN).

CeRPAN is committed to creating relationships among basic and clinical scientists to translate and apply research findings for the benefit of persons with disability or chronic disease and their families.

Muscle Biology, along with aging and geriatrics, population-based health sciences, and patient-centered clinical/community outcomes, are four main areas of CeRPAN research. The Muscle Biology Lab focuses on research in muscle biology, exercise physiology, nutrition, sarcopenia, amino acid, and protein metabolism.

Faculty/Student Research

Our MS/DI program offers a strong research rotation experience for our students. Our program offers interns hands-on experience in our rotation sites - from bench work to human subject research. Students are often involved in multiple aspects of ongoing research studies conducted by our faculty and researchers at our affiliated sites. Students' experiences range from setting up research protocols, conducting basic laboratory work, recruiting human subjects, assisting with drafting manuscripts, and presenting scientific posters at local, regional, and national symposiums and conferences.

Students who have a strong interest in research or are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree will be encouraged to meet with the program director early in the program, so the students can be connected to research mentors at UTMB.

Image of close up sarcopenia muscle tissue.

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