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.

New publication!

Sarah is lead author on paper about mitochondrial adaptations to high-fat feeding and exercise. Congrats Sarah!

New grant!

The TMRL received funding from Erkilla and Good Samaritan Foundation to investigate short-term exercise and muscle lipid metabolism. See how to become a study participant.

Honors College award

Victoria Boechler received a DeLoach Scholarship for her undergraduate Honors research project. Congratulations Victoria!

Honors thesis

Congratulations to Emily and Bergen who both defended their undergraduate honors thesis projects that contributed to a recent publication.

Recent publication

The TMRL recently published a study of exercise regulation of muscle fat metabolism with doctoral student Harrison Stierwalt as lead author.

New Ph.D. Students

TMRL welcomes incoming doctoral students: Erin McGowan and Phil Batterson. Both received funding through Provost awards. Congratulations!