Sarah J. Cooper

Associate Professor, Biology

Boyer 214A (215) 572-2197 By Appointment

About Me

Sarah Cooper teaches in the General Biology (BI101/102) course sequence, which is required of all majors and is an important foundation for upper-level courses.   In addition to these courses, Cooper also teaches Human Anatomy (BI205), a course targeted to pre-professional students who are interested in a career in health care.  She is the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Science Courses and an instructor in ID101 and ID102.  She is the developer and an instructor in a laboratory course for non-science majors titled Human Biology (BI110), and she frequently teaches a First Year Seminar in Forensic Anthropology.  Cooper is the pre-nursing adviser with oversight for the 2+2 pre-nursing program Arcadia maintains with Jefferson University. 

Cooper’s professional activities include serving as the Managing Editor of the HAPS-Educator, the international journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society from 2018 to the present, and as Editor-in-Chief from 2011-2018; numerous reviews of texts and lab manuals; and fifty publications including articles on the gut microbiome, treatment options in pancreaticobiliary disease, the anatomical landmarks important in dental implant surgery and Anorexia Nervosa.

Sarah Cooper received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1985

 

Hometown
Bath, New York

Home Country
USA

Languages
English

Education History

Allegheny College

BS, Major in Biology

Arcadia University

MA, Major in Health Education

Publications

Author 2019

The Human Microbiome: Composition and Change Reflecting Health and Disease.

Article, HAPS Educator, Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Co-Authored with Rachel Mathews (Arcadia '19), Lauretta Bushar, PhD, Brie Paddock, PhD, Jennifer Wood, PhD, Randy Tammara, PharmD (Arcadia '89)

Author 2018

Anorexia Nervosa: Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Genetic Considerations

Article, HAPS Educator Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Co-Authored with Alicia Marrone (Arcadia '18), Randy Tammara, PharmD (Arcadia '89), Jennifer Wood, PhD

Author 2018

The Case for Alzheimer's Disease as Type 3 Diabetes

Article, HAPS Educator, Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Co-Authored with Randy Tammara PharmD and Brie Paddock, PhD

Author 2018

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Anatomical Associations and Novel Therapeutic Research

Article, HAPS Educator, Journal of the Human Anatomy and Phsiology Society

Co-Authored with Mark Tieleman, Randy Tammara, PharmD, John Daley, PhD

Author 2016

Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: Associated Anatomical Features and Treatment Options

Article, HAPS Educator, Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Co-Authored with Gabe Burklund, Arcadia '16

Author 2016

The Emerging Role of Partial Thickness Keratoplasty in Corneal Transplantation and Its Use in Fuchs’ Dystrophy

Article, HAPS Educator, Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Author 2016

Bioengineered Skin Substitutes in the Treatment of Burns and Traumatic Skin Lesions

Article, HAPS Educator, Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

Co-Authored with Wes Rose, PhD and Seth Shoap

Author 2011

Galen of Pergamon and Andreas Vesalius: Two Great Men of Anatomy Who Framed the Architecture of the Scientific Study of Medicine

Article, HPAS Educator, Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society

C0-Author 2017

The Contralesional Repair Mechanism That Leads to the Recovery of Motor Function After Ischemia in the Primary Motor Cortex

Article, HAPS Educator

Co-Authored with Michael Lembotesis (Arcadia '17) and Brie Paddock PhD

C0-Author 2017

New Treatment for Rabies Uses Short Interfering RNAs (siRNAs) to Silence The Post Transcriptional RNA of the Rabies Virus

Article, HAPS Educator

Co-Authored with Jessica Watson, Arcadia '17

C0-Author 2017

The Possible Effects of Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) on the COX-2 Pathway of Skeletal Muscle Repair

Article, HAPS Educator

Co-Authored with Megan Obarowski Arcadia ‘17 , John Daley PhD, and Randy Tammara, PharmD, Arcadia ’89