Sarah Rice is a Postdoctoral Research Associate of the Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity in the Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University. She earned her B.S. at the Evergreen State College and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience at the University of Alaska Fairbanks under Dr. Kelly Drew.  Her thesis focused on identifying how hibernators maintain nitrogen homeostasis and amino acid supply during prolonged fasting, and how metabolites in return may influence hibernation physiology. Her long-term interest involves translating the metabolic adaptations in hibernation to practical applications in clinical nutrition and medicine.