Sarah CooperSarah W. Cooper

Instructor of Biology
Cooper@arcadia.edu

Sarah Cooper earned a B.S. in Biology from Allegheny and an M.A. in Education with a concentration in Health Education from Arcadia University.

Cooper teaches in the General Biology (BI 101/102) course sequence, which is required of all majors and is an important foundation for upper-level courses. The first semester (BI 101) focuses on the molecular and cellular aspects of energy processing, cell reproduction, and genetics; BI 102 begins with an overview of the kingdoms and focuses on the structure and function of plants and animals, ecology, population biology, and evolution. In addition to these courses, Cooper also teaches Zoology I (BI 202), which is the comparative study of the structure of animals, surveying the animal phyla, both invertebrates and vertebrates, and Human Anatomy (BI 205), which is the study of the structure of the human body at cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels. Each fall semester, she leads a Freshman Seminar (ID 103).

Cooper’s professional activities include successful grant proposals involving the integration and teaching of molecular biology and biotechnology into the undergraduate biology classroom; numerous reviews of texts and lab manuals; and several publications including a Cat Dissection Guide, papers on latex allergies, retin-A and skin damage, and current concepts in renal transplantation.

Recent Publications

  • “New Windows Opening into Alzheimer’s Disease”. HAPS Educator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society). Volume 14, Issue 3. Fall 2010. Pages 16-19.
  • “Long Eyelashes for Everyone? The Clinical Impact of the Glaucoma Drug Bimatoprost on Eyelash Length and Darkness” HAPS Educator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society). Volume 14, Issue 4. Summer 2010. Pages 14-16.
  • “A Vaccine for Shingles: An Ounce of Prevention….” HAPS Educator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society). Volume 1, Issue 2. Winter 2010. Pages 15-17.
  • “Non-Surgical Endodontic Therapy”. HAPS Educator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society). Volume 1, Issue 1. Fall 2009. Pages 60-62.
  • “The Face of Nursing in the 21st Century” HAPS EDucator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society). Volume 13, No. 3. Spring 2009. Pages 13-15.
  • “Aortic Dissection: A Medical Emergency” HAPS Educator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society) Vol.13, No. 1 Fall 2008.
  • “Forensic Facial Reconstruction” HAPS Educator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society) Vol. 12, No. 4 Summer 2008.
  • “Larval Therapy in Wound Healing” HAPS Educator (Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society) Vol. 12, No. 3 Spring 2008.

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