Connor Mahler

Research Associate

Joined the IBRI in May 2021

Connor Mahler

Connor Mahler is a scientist with two years of research experience in mouse work involving lipid metabolism in peripheral tissues such as the liver, skeletal muscle and fat. His role at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) is assisting Jonathan Flak, PhD, in uncovering different neural mechanisms of the brain that control blood glucose and energy expenditure.

Before arriving at the IBRI, Mahler worked as a full-time dietary aide at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, while completing his senior year of his bachelor’s degree. During graduate school, Mahler served as a delegate for the Council of Graduate Students and was the president of the Graduate Society of Nutritional Sciences at The Ohio State University while completing his master’s thesis in April 2020.

He currently lives in Fishers, IN, with his girlfriend of five years. He loves to lift weights, play DND and is in the process of collecting first edition books from some of his favorite authors that include Indiana native Kurt Vonnegut.

Areas of Expertise

  • Animal husbandry
  • Metabolic testing (GTT, ITT, etc.)
  • Tissue preservation and extraction


  • Master of Science (Nutrition Science), The Ohio State University, 2021
  • Bachelor of Science (Nutrition Science), The Ohio State University, 2017

Honorary Societies

  • Graduate Society of Nutritional Sciences, President
  • Graduate Student Council, Delegate