The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has added Sue Bodine, Ph.D., to its scientific staff. She joins OMRF’s Aging and Metabolism Research Program from the University of Iowa, where she was a professor.
Bodine is a neuromuscular physiologist who studies how muscles respond to positive and negative factors like exercise and injury. She hopes to find methods to slow muscle loss to help people maintain strength and independence as they age.
“Dr. Bodine and her team bring new and important expertise to OMRF,” said Holly Van Remmen, Ph.D., who leads the foundation’s Aging and Metabolism studies. “Her work will further our shared goal to improve healthy aging, which includes maintaining healthy muscle and sustaining daily activities.”
Bodine received a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in kinesiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. In the three decades before joining the University of Iowa, she worked as a pharmaceutical scientist and was a faculty member and researcher in the University of California system.