First Name   Heather N.
Last Name   Koopman
University or Association   University of North Carolina-Wilmington
City, State   Wilmington , NC
Position Associate Professor of Biology and Marine Biology
Insitution of Highest Degree Duke University; Ph.D., 2001
Phone   work 910.962.7199
Expertise Sector Living Marine Resources
Area of Expertise Marine Physiology
Other Expertise Marine Mammals; Oceans and Human Health
Language Fluency (Other than English)
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Expertise Profile

Heather KoopmanDr. Koopman is a physiologist with research interests in the role and importance of marine lipids, and how the biochemical characteristics of these molecules fit into functional and evolutionary contexts in various groups of marine organisms. Most marine vertebrates (including marine mammals, large teleosts, and seabirds) have developed unique, highly specialized adipose depots with specific functions. My laboratory will use a combination of techniques, to examine three facets of the physiology of marine animals: metabolism/health, specialized adaptations, and phylogenetic lineage.

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