Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

Member, Aging and Metabolism Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology,  Reynolds Oklahoma Center on Aging, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, OU Health Sciences Center
 

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In August 2018 Dr. Miller transferred to the Aging and Metabolism Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Prior to his arrival, he was at Colorado State University were he rose from Assistant Professor to Full Professor. Dr. Miller got his PhD in Integrative Biology from UC-Berkeley and did a post-doc fellowship at the Skeletal Muscle Reseach Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The focus of his lab is to translate basic biology of aging into treatments to increase human healthspan, including protection against age-related metabolic diseases.

Dr. Miller particularly focuses on proteostatic mechanisms in mitochondria to increase stress resistance. These studies concentrate primarily on skeletal muscle in hopes of minimizing age-related decrease in muscle metabolism and function. Dr. Miller’s lab is is a leader in the use of stable isotopes for measurements of cellular/protein turnover and metabolic flux. Using these methods, the laboratory has evaluated the basic biology of aging, age-related changes in metabolism, and interventions that slow the age-related decline in muscle function. By using a range of models, his lab has extensive experience translating studies of basic science into human clinical trials.