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Sarah A. Heimovics

Assistant Professor, Committee Chair
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

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 or corequisite: 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 or corequisite: BIOL 209

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 01 HONORS Biomimetics - T - R - - - 1000 - 1200 JRC 481

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1000 - 1200

Location:

JRC 481

Course Registration Number:

30182 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Katherine A. Acton, Sarah A. Heimovics

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 330 - 51 Animal Behavior / Lab - - W - - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OWS 381

Course Registration Number:

42004 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 - - - R - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 381

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1730

Location:

OWS 381

Course Registration Number:

41480 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 MHC 209

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 209

Course Registration Number:

41366 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)