Texas Tech University

Nutritional Sciences

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Behavioral Medicine & Translational Research (BMTR) Lab

Mentor: Martin Binks, Ph.D., FTOS., FESPM.

The Behavioral Medicine & Translational Research Lab (BMTR) engages in clinical and translational research in nutrition, obesity & other metabolic diseases. Our current research interests include behavioral pharmacologic and surgical treatment for obesity and metabolic disease, neurophysiology of obesity and ingestive behavior (e.g. fMRI), physiological and behavioral correlates of physical activity (including the influences of pain and sleep).

Our lab experience immerses undergraduate and graduate student researchers in all areas of research being conducted by Dr. Binks and his students, with everyone becoming involved in most studies. This provides a complete clinical research training experience and exposure to a wide range of topics and skillsets. Students are involved in all aspects of research from inception through presentation and publication. Our goal is to train future clinical research scientists and the future leaders in the field. Our students leave well-prepared for the next step(s) on their path to research and or clinical careers in academia, healthcare and private sectors.

Studies Recruiting Now

A study looking at comfort levels during moderate exercise. Learn more »

Contact us: bmtrlab@ttu.edu

Nutritional Sciences