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
   
Email
   
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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