Sarah Deemer

 Sarah Deemer
Peer Mentor since 2010

Sarah Deemer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She is completing her dissertation research under the guidance of Dr. Kyle Biggerstaff and Dr. Vic Ben-Ezra. Sarah’s dissertation is focused on the mechanisms by which sprint interval training can lead to augmented weight loss (compared to endurance training) in women. More specifically, she is examining the role of growth hormone and epinephrine and how changes in secretion of these hormones regulates lipolysis from adipose tissue. Sarah’s research interests further include the influence of omega-3 fatty acids on insulin sensitivity and adipocytokine production, as well as other nutrition- or exercise-related interventions aimed at reducing the risk of development of type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease, particularly in minority populations.

Sarah completed her B.S. and M.S. degrees at the University of Texas at El Paso where she became involved in research as an undergraduate student under the mentorship of Dr. George King. Sarah is an active member in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Physiological Society (APS), and the American Society of Nutrition (ASN) and has presented her research at several regional and national conferences.

“I am honored to be asked to represent FASEB MARC as a peer mentor, and am excited about the opportunity to mentor and share my love of science and the scientific process with like-minded students!"


Mentor's Motivational Message

(Video Date: August 2010)


Contact Information


Affiliation:  Ph.D. Candidate
Institution/Address:  Kinesiology
 Texas Woman's University
  Denton, TX
Fax:  N/A
Email:  sdeemer@mail.twu.edu
FASEB Society Member:  ACSM, APS
Scientific Discipline:  Human Bioenergetics
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Breaking the Ice - Sarah's "Q&A"


 What do you like to do most with a free hour? Why?

 Exercise.  It helps relieve stress and keeps me healthy.

 If you could choose to be an animal, what animal would you choose to be? Why?

 I would choose to be a tiger... they are on the endangered species list, so I wouldn't be hunted, and if I fell, I would always land on my feet.

 What do people like best about you?

  My ability to listen and be compassionate.

 What skill do you need in order to succeed? Why? 

 It is important to be able to network.  In life you need to be able to communicate and collaborate with other people.

 What will you be doing 10 years from now?

 I hope to be an assistant professor at a university with an established research career; who also owns 2 dogs, a cat, and finally live in my own house.

 What do you keep in the trunk of your car?

 Soccer balls, cones, and a portable goal.  In my spare time I am a youth soccer coach.

 If you were a piece of fruit, what would you choose to be?

 I think a nectarine would be nice.

 What's your favorite line from any movie?

 "Where'd you get the coconuts?"  [Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail]

 What is set as the background on your computer?

 My dog, Cube.

 If you were to be on a reality TV show, which one would you be on and why?

  "Wipeout", because it looks like a whole lot of fun!