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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

Professional 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

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 350 - L01 Neurobio of Social Behavior - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 OSS 127

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

OSS 127

Course Registration Number:

10292 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

In this course, we will examine the neural and hormonal correlates of social behavior including vocalcommunication, aggressive behavior, reproductive behavior, pair bonding, parental behavior, and humansociality. We will consider how hormones influence the development and activation of behavior and, in turn,how behavior influences neural and endocrine physiology. A comparative approach will be emphasized tofacilitate understanding the adaptive function of molecular and physiological mechanisms of behavior aswell as the translational nature of behavioral neuroendocrinology research. In the laboratory component of the course, students will design and implement an experiment investigating the neuroendocrine regulation of social behavior in a non-human animal model. Prerequisite: A C- or better in NSCI 301 (or permission of the instructor).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 350 - L51 Neurobio of Social Behavior - T W R F - - 1300 - 1700 OWS 389

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

1300 - 1700

Location:

OWS 389

Course Registration Number:

10294 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

In this course, we will examine the neural and hormonal correlates of social behavior including vocalcommunication, aggressive behavior, reproductive behavior, pair bonding, parental behavior, and humansociality. We will consider how hormones influence the development and activation of behavior and, in turn,how behavior influences neural and endocrine physiology. A comparative approach will be emphasized tofacilitate understanding the adaptive function of molecular and physiological mechanisms of behavior aswell as the translational nature of behavioral neuroendocrinology research. In the laboratory component of the course, students will design and implement an experiment investigating the neuroendocrine regulation of social behavior in a non-human animal model. Prerequisite: A C- or better in NSCI 301 (or permission of the instructor).

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
NSCI 301 - 51 Principles of Neurosci. /Lab M - - - - - - 1230 - 1630 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

M - - - - - -

Time of Day:

1230 - 1630

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

20990 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
NSCI 301 - 52 Principles of Neuroscience/Lab - - W - - - - 1230 - 1630 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1230 - 1630

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21224 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Sarah A. Heimovics

Human understanding of the brain and nervous system has improved dramatically over the past three decades. With the rapid expansion of knowledge has come an understanding that behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with both childhood development and with aging have a biological basis, and many have their origins in the interaction between the nervous system and environmental factors. Recent research has revealed that a healthy brain and nervous system depends on sound biologic function. Therefore, a basic understanding of the biology of the brain and nervous system, and of how the nervous system interacts with environmental factors, is necessary. This course will cover fundamental biological processes in the brain and nervous system, the role of the nervous system in human and animal behavior, and how environmental influences impact these processes at the cellular and organismal levels. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)