Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.
Benjamin is a native of Wisconsin, where he attended UW Madison for his B.S. and M.S in Kinesiology. Although Ben has been nearly all over the world since, when it comes to anything related to artisan cheeses or showing goats, his true Wisconsin roots come out. Ben moved to the Bay Area to complete his PhD in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. It was at Berkeley where Ben developed an expertise in using stable isotopes to measure metabolic flux and biosynthetic processes in vivo, pioneering the development of the lactate clamp. Ben then moved overseas to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Sports Medicine at the University of Copenhagen, where he and his extensive bicycle collection fit right in. When he wasn’t racing bikes, he found time to develop a method for the use stable isotopes to measure collagen synthesis in musculotendinous tissue. Following his post-doc, Ben obtained a faculty position at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Although his time in New Zealand was short-lived, New Zealand cemented itself as the place Ben will eventually retire to. Ben moved to Colorado State University where he eventually rose to full professorship and established expertise in measuring protein turnover using stable isotopes. The outstanding research opportunities available at OMRF convinced Ben to move his lab to Oklahoma City, where he is now the director of the Translational Biogerontology Lab. Outside of the lab, Ben can be found biking, cross-country skiing, tending to his raised planter boxes, cooking, and camping in his teardrop with his wife and pack of energetic dogs.