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Sarah A. Heimovics

Assistant Professor
Degree
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Office
Office: 353 Owens; Lab 354 Owens
Phone
(651) 962-5147
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5147
Fax
651.926.5201
Mail
OWS 352
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Seasonal plasticity in the neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating social behavior
  • Effect of social experience and/or social status on neuroendocrine systems regulating behavior
  • Functional significance of neurosteroid synthesis
  • Interaction between steroid hormones and neurotransmitters focusing on catecholamines

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Heimovics SA, Prior NH, Ma C, Soma KK. (2016) Rapid Effects of an Aggressive Interaction on Dehydroepiandrosterone, Testosterone and Oestradiol Levels in the Male Song Sparrow Brain: a Seasonal Comparison. J Neuroendocrinol. Feb;28(2). doi: 10.1111/jne.12345. 

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 389 - I5 Research - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43637 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics Original laboratory, field, library or other analytical investigation under the direction of a member of the biology faculty, culminating in either a written research paper or an oral presentation. Upper class standing not required. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209, permission of the instructor and the department chair.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 51 Neurobio of Social Beh./Lab - T - - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381
CRN: 41994 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - 52 Neurobio of Social Beh./Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 389
CRN: 41995 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 398 - D01 Neurobio of Social Behavior - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OSS 122
CRN: 41993 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics The subject matter of this course will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online.

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 330 - 51 Animal Behavior/Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381
CRN: 20925 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics This course includes the study of animal behavior at multiple levels connecting neural, hormonal, and genetic mechanisms of behavior to an evolutionary perspective. The adaptive value of behaviors such as display, habitat selection, foraging pattern, and mating system is examined. Theoretical analysis of sexual selection and the evolution of cooperation and altruism are considered. Laboratory work emphasizes the measurement and analysis of animal behavior under natural conditions. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; STAT 220 or MATH 303 recommended.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 330 - 52 Animal Behavior/Lab - T - - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 381
CRN: 20926 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics This course includes the study of animal behavior at multiple levels connecting neural, hormonal, and genetic mechanisms of behavior to an evolutionary perspective. The adaptive value of behaviors such as display, habitat selection, foraging pattern, and mating system is examined. Theoretical analysis of sexual selection and the evolution of cooperation and altruism are considered. Laboratory work emphasizes the measurement and analysis of animal behavior under natural conditions. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; STAT 220 or MATH 303 recommended.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
BIOL 330 - L01 Animal Behavior M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS LL54
CRN: 20924 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Sarah A. Heimovics This course includes the study of animal behavior at multiple levels connecting neural, hormonal, and genetic mechanisms of behavior to an evolutionary perspective. The adaptive value of behaviors such as display, habitat selection, foraging pattern, and mating system is examined. Theoretical analysis of sexual selection and the evolution of cooperation and altruism are considered. Laboratory work emphasizes the measurement and analysis of animal behavior under natural conditions. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; STAT 220 or MATH 303 recommended.

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