Sara earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, a Masters of Science in Kinesiology, and Ph.D. in Kinesiology specializing in skeletal muscle metabolism and nutrition from McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada), under the supervision of Dr. Stuart Phillips. Sara’s research has spanned several populations (young and older adults, pregnancy, cardiac rehabilitation, elite athletes) though the focus of her Ph.D. was to examine the role of protein quality and physical (in)activity in healthy older adults.
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Oikawa, S. Y., Kamal, M. J., Webb, E. K., McGlory, C., Baker, S. K., & Phillips, S. M. (2020). Whey protein but not collagen peptides stimulate acute and longer-term muscle protein synthesis with and without resistance exercise in healthy older women: a randomized controlled trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Oikawa, S. Y., MacInnis, M. J., Tripp, T. R., McGlory, C., Baker, S. K., & Phillips, S. M. (2019). Lactalbumin, Not Collagen, Augments Muscle Protein Synthesis with Aerobic Exercise. Medicine and science in sports and exercise.
Oikawa, S. Y., McGlory, C., D’Souza, L. K., Morgan, A. K., Saddler, N. I., Baker, S. K., … & Phillips, S. M. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of the impact of protein supplementation on leg lean mass and integrated muscle protein synthesis during inactivity and energy restriction in older persons. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 108(5), 1060-1068.