The funding will establish the Center for Cellular Metabolism Research in Oklahoma and supports five junior researchers.
The grant will support the Aging and Metabolism Research Program and completes a $5.2 million expansion campaign.
OU Health has been awarded a $5.3 million federal grant to continue a partnership with OMRF and the VA on research into the biology of aging and the role it plays in the onset of diseases like cancer and diabetes.
OMRF scientist Benjamin Miller received the pair of grants to study how to prevent muscle loss in older adults and other diseases of aging.
OMRF scientist Christopher Lessard received a five-year grant to identify genes associated with Sjögren’s syndrome.
OMRF researcher Jian Li received a new grant to investigate the role that a cellular protein called HSF1 plays in cell division and growth.