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Sherri Emer, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dept of Biological Sciences
Office: Whitaker Hall WH-230C
Phone: 239-745-4247
Email: semer@fgcu.edu

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Education

Ph.D. in Biology (Cell and Molecular), Florida Institute of Technology
M.S. in Biology (Neuroscience and Behavior), Georgia State University
B.S. in Biology, Eckerd College

Research and Teaching Interests

Areas of interest include human/animal/comparative anatomy and physiology, neurobiology, sensory biology, biological clocks, endocrinology, biomolecular signal transduction, scientific process.

I am a broadly trained biologist fascinated by the ways that organisms detect physical stimuli and process such information to produce physiological and behavioral changes in order to adapt to ever-changing environments. I have a diverse range of research experience, from performing activities related to the physiological effects of microgravity on mice that travel to the International Space Station, to understanding the mechanisms and properties of the unique thermal imaging system of Burmese pythons. As a former animal research program administrator, I possess a strong background in vertebrate animal physiology in a diversity of taxa and an interest in maintaining animal health and welfare while facilitating teaching, research, and the production of reliable experimental results.

I am a strong proponent of promoting an appreciation of science and the environment in students and community members of all ages, and I look forward to public outreach opportunities. I enjoy achieving work-play balance by maximizing my time in nature with hiking, biking, paddling, camping, and water adventures.

Courses Offered

Current Courses: ZOO 3733C Human Anatomy