Nicolaas E.P. Deutz Professor Health and Kinesiology
Director, Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity
Office: 210D Research Park Building #2 Phone: 979.220.2910 Email: Research Website


Nicolaas Deutz is professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. He also is director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity. His research and interests have been in clinical nutrition and metabolism research in animals and humans for more than 30 years, and he has published more than 270 papers in this research field. His clinical interest is using nutritional supplements to treat malnutrition in older adults and during acute and chronic disease states. Deutz joined the Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Group of the Department of Surgery of Maastricht University, NL as assistant professor and was appointed associate professor in 2000. He has focused his research on (inter)organ protein and amino acid metabolism using animals (mice, rats, pigs), healthy humans, and patients with various acute and chronic diseases, including (pre)diabetes, obesity, cancer, COPD, sepsis, liver and gut failure and was PI of many federal and industry-sponsored research projects. Deutz moved to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2006 and became professor of geriatrics in the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. He moved to his present position in 2012. Since 1988, he has been an active member of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) and chaired the scientific committee from 2000-2005. Since 2006, he has served as editor-in-chief of the society’s journals: Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition Supplements and Clinical Nutrition ESPEN.


Ph.D., Hepatic Encephalopathy, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
M.D., University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Medical Physiologist, Physician Nutrition Specialist