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.

News and awards


Public Health Insider – Webcast

Understand your metabolism — and learn how to take control of it. During “Modifying Metabolism: Small Choices, Big Results,” we help break through all the noise and highlight the latest research being done at OSU’s Translational Metabolism Research Laboratory.

Congratulations Graduates

Congrats to Mike Murphy on completing his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. We look forward to the start of your masters degree this fall!

New research grant

The TMRL received funding from the Collins Medical Trust to test the interaction between a drug for type 2 diabetes and exercise.

Student Award

Doctoral Student Erin McGowan was selected as a top student presenter at the International Biochemistry of Exercise Conference. Way to go, Erin!

Students Present Research

Doctoral Students Erin McGowan and Phil Batterson presented their research at the International Biochemistry of Exercise Conference. Congrats!

New research grant

The TMRL received R01 funding from the National Institutes of Health to test a new treatment for Prediabetes.