In February of 2021, we received the terrific news that the Oklahoma Center for Cellular Metabolism COBRE grant was approved for funding. Tim and Ben Miller are co-directing the Metabolic Phenotyping Core, which is supported by this grant. We’re excited to expand the metabolic support available to our colleagues in Oklahoma.
Tim, Shouan, and Ravi attended the ORS meeting in Phoenix this year. Ravi won a travel award from the OMRF Postdoctoral Training Committee to attend the meeting — we’re thankful for the support, and he took full advantage of the opportunity. Shouan presented his work on Sirtuin 5 and protein malonylation in cartilage, and Tim presented the lab’s work on sex differences and diet in OA pathophysiology. Tim also organized the “Bridging Disciplines for OA Solutions” Research Interest Group session, which focussed on OA pain this year. Tonia Vincent, Rachel Miller, Kyle Allen, and Lisa Carlesso gave talks and served as panelists for full house of ~130 people.