Sarah E. Hooper
Assistant Professor, Physiology of Biomedical Sciences
Dr. Sarah Hooper is an integrative physiologist at the Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in ecophysiology of wildlife and companion animals. After completing her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at the University of Georgia, she was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T-32 training grant thru the Comparative Medicine Program at the University of Missouri to pursue a residency and PhD.
With the emerging recognition of the seasonal neuroendocrine cycles that affect reproduction, metabolism, and hibernation, in bat species, Sarah was invited to focus on ecophysiology as a postdoctoral research fellow at the US Forest Service Northern Research Station. Her current research focuses on integrating bat physiological responses and population status into assessments of forest management activities and landscape health. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop best management practices for improving the fitness (health) of bat species by using minimally invasive samples to characterize bat’s physiological responses to the environment and establish health
parameters for threatened and endangered bat species.