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Vision Statement

To foster all aspects of metabolic research, including physical activity/exercise, obesity, nutrition, and both basic and applied study in metabolic disease at Miami University.

To engage students in the study of metabolism, energetics, nutrition and exercise.

To promote education on the importance/benefits of metabolic research for health and wellbeing.

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Publications 2021

Preclinical rodent models of physical inactivity-induced muscle insulin resistance: challenges and solutions.
Reidy PT, Monnig JM, Pickering CE, Funai K, Drummond MJ.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2021 Mar 1;130(3):537-544. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00954.2020. Epub 2020 Dec 24.PMID: 33356986 Review.

Short-term metformin ingestion by healthy older adults improves myoblast function.
Mahmassani ZS, McKenzie AI, Petrocelli JJ, de Hart NM, Reidy PT, Fix DK, Ferrara PJ, Funai K, Drummond MJ.Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2021 Apr 1;320(4):C566-C576. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00469.2020. Epub 2021 Jan 6.PMID: 33406027

Effect of the lysosomotropic agent chloroquine on mTORC1 activation and protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle.Borack MS, Dickinson JM, Fry CS, Reidy PT, Markofski MM, Deer RR, Jennings K, Volpi E, Rasmussen BB.Nutr Metab (Lond). 2021 Jun 12;18(1):61. doi: 10.1186/s12986-021-00585-w.
PMID: 34118944 Free PMC article.

Acute Effects of Cheddar Cheese Consumption on Circulating Amino Acids and Human Skeletal Hart NMMP, Mahmassani ZS, Reidy PT, Kelley JJ, McKenzie AI, Petrocelli JJ, Bridge MJ, Baird LM, Bastian ED, Ward LS, Howard MT, Drummond MJ.Nutrients. 2021 Feb 13;13(2):614. doi: 10.3390/nu13020614.PMID: 33668674 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Awards 2021

2021 - NSF CAREER Award - Xin Wang

2021 - Miami University - Junior Faculty Scholar Award - J. Andrew Jones

2021 - ASG’s Outstanding Professor Award Finalist (Top 12) - J. Andrew Jones

2020 - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 35Under35 - J. Andrew Jones

Other (press releases) 2021