A recent interview conducted with Robert "Trey Coker" by Tyler Freel from Tundra Talk
"In this episode I’m joined by Robert Coker, professor of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry at the University of Alaska and also a passionate outdoorsman. We talk about his background backpack hunting for whitetails in the Appalachians, coming to Alaska, some of his scientific studies, and what he’s learned living and hunting in the last frontier. Enjoy!" - Tyler Freel from Tundra Talk
Conducted during TRiM’s Journal Club time (Fridays from noon to 1:00 p.m.) beginning on January 22-February 19.
The purpose of this seminar series is to promote greater understanding about human clinical trial research that will hopefully inspire future investigators to engage in this line of inquiry and inform public members about clinical trials. The series offers training on a range of topics including the basics of clinical research and resources available through the Institute of Translational Health Science at UW; case examples of clinical trials being conducted by scientists at UAF, UAA, and ANTHC; policies/regulations pertaining to the IRB process for Alaska and Montana; and a presentation about Tribal Approval and Data Sharing Agreements for research involving Alaska’s indigenous peoples.
A recent interview with Director Dr. Kelly Drew on KTVF
"Most people don't have access to hibernating animals and most people don't see this extreme physiology, that makes you think outside the box, because it's not normal. I mean this little guy, he's completely out of it right?" - Kelly Drew
A recent interview with PI Dr. Robert Coker on KTVF
“There’s a lot to learn from hibernating species. Many animals hibernate, and despite the fact that they might be asleep for a few months to several months, they preserve their lean tissue mass, or more importantly their skeletal muscle, as well as their physical function,” - Robert Coker
Metabolites invites manuscripts for their special issue “Amino Acid Metabolism and Physiological Resilience. Please click here for more information. Deadline to submit is May 15, 2021.
TRiM Call for Proposals Pilot Project
Metabolomics Journal Club meets every Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. by zoom for the purpose of discussing peer-reviewed literature in metabolomics and hibernation research relevant to the theme of the Center for Transformative Research in Metabolism. Please check the Metabolomics google drive for information about upcoming topics (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FSvHjj6DG1mt1bsp75WQD-1FIYDDKfhcvYJ6xyhB2Kg/edit#gid=0). Please feel free to join these lively discussions by zoom.