AGS in burrow surrounded by blueberries. (Photo credit Oivind)
Is it time to hibernate yet? An inquisitive arctic ground squirrel wants to know. Photo credit Øivind Tøien, PhD
Kelly and HSW participants (Photo credit Oivind)
What’s so funny? Hibernation Science Workshop participants enjoy a good game of Cat’s Cradle on the tundra at Toolik Field Station. Photo credit Øivind Tøien, PhD
Hoshi conducting surgery (Photo credit, Robin Masterman, BLaST Scholar)
A vet technician for the HaMR Core performs a delicate procedure using a surgical microscope. Photo credit, Robin Masterman, BLaST Scholar
Student at NMR (Photo credit, Carl Murphy)
An organic chemistry undergraduate student uses the NMR to identify a product of a chemical reaction. Photo credit, Carl Murphy, PhD
What's going on inside this animal's brain that allows it to survive like this? Photo credit Carla Frare, PhD.

Translating hibernation research to improve human health.
To seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of hibernating mammals and the translation of that knowledge to enhance human health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
  • T for Team Science: Multiple, diverse perspectives and expertise empowers great and innovative science.
  • R for Respect: Respecting each person for their unique perspective, expertise, and contribution to the overall effort.
  • I for Integrity: Helping people to be the best at what they do best and keeping a high ethical standard.
  • M for Motivation: Motivating oneself and others to do the job better than it has been done before in order to create a cycle of empowerment and accomplishment for both the scientific community and the Institute.


Translational Advisory Committee 

Most Recent Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2024 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., AKST

External Advisory Committee

Next Meeting

Tentatively, June, 2024.


Next Meeting

Friday, May 10th, 2024 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting


Most Recent Meeting

 Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Strategic Advisory Committee

Next Meeting

 Tuesday, 10:00 am April 23rd, 2024.

Metabolomics Journal

Every Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
HaMR Core Stakeholders Meeting

Most Recent Meeting

Thursday March 28, 2024 (2:00-3:00 PM AKST)

New Funding Opportunities

Resources for Researchers

How to Cite COBRE Support

For publications, press releases, oral or poster presentations, or other document using COBRE funding, resources and/or findings, please acknowledge full or partial support of the NIH funded research using the following format:

Research reported in this publication was supported (whole or in part) by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20GM130443. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Download our logo