Scientist Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

This month, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation added Jon Iker Etchegaray, Ph.D., to the faculty of its Aging and Metabolism Research Program.
Etchegaray studies how changes in metabolism affect the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and age-related vision loss.
“Dr. Etchegaray helps strengthen our focus on the aging of our nervous system,” said OMRF Aging and Metabolism Research Program Chair Benjamin Miller, Ph.D. “He has studied metabolism in the eyes, which are windows to the brain, and he will apply these findings to the brain to benefit aging individuals and those with neurodegeneration.”
Etchegaray joins OMRF as an assistant professor. He received both his bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in neurobiology from Boston University. He comes to OMRF from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he completed his postdoctoral training.