Improving human health through translational metabolism research

In the Clinic

We seek real answers to critical metabolic health issues by studying real people. In partnership with Samaritan Athletic Medicine, we investigate the use of lifestyle intervention – changes in physical activity and diet – to improve metabolic health. Consider participating in one of our ongoing research studies.

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In the Laboratory

We investigate the molecular and cellular basis of metabolic disease and lifestyle interventions. We employ sophisticated techniques to evaluate the role of lipids, mitochondria and various cellular processes in the development of skeletal muscle insulin resistance. Learn more about our research capabilities and ongoing research studies.

2018-2019 fellowships

Congratulations to doctoral students for 2018-2019 fellowships. Sarah received the Hawthorne Fellowship and Harrison received the Maksud Fellowship.


Sean Newsom received an NIH/NCATS-supported career development award in clinical and translational sciences.

Summer Internship

Pre-med student Emily Burney squeezes global health, clinical practice out of career-affirming internship in Ecuador.

Honors thesis

Congratulations to Emily and Bergen who both successfully defended their undergraduate honors thesis projects.

Recent publication

The TMRL recently published a study investigating insulin-stimulated activation with doctoral student Harrison Stierwalt as lead author.

NWACSM competitions

Harrison Stierwalt received a competitive research award from NWACSM for studying lipid metabolism and exercise. He also received 2nd place in Presidents Cup and award for doctoral excellence from NWACSM. Well done, Harrison!