Curriculum Vitae

sara2Position: Professor​

Born: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Education:

  • B.Sc. May 1979, Zoology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina USA.
  • Ph.D. Dec 1988, Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland , USA

Professional Positions:

Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2004 – present. (Associate Professor, 1999 – 2004; Assistant Professor, 1994 – 1999)

Scientific Director, Ocean Tracking Network Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2008 – present.

Affiliate Professor, Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 2005 – present.

Research Associate and NSERC International Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS.  1991 – 1994.

Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, Department of Zoological Research, National Zoological Park, Washington D. C.  Appointment:  1990 – 2000.

Faculty Research Associate, Georgetown University Medical Center, Division of Developmental Biology and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Washington D. C.  1988 – 1990.

Research Assistant, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C.  1980 – 1986.

Co-supervisor, Neonatal Hand-Rearing Program, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.  1981 – 1987.

Visiting Research Assistant, Oregon Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.  1984.

Teaching/Research Assistant, Departments of Chemistry and Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.  1983 – 1984; 1987-1988.

DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst) Graduate Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Wuppertal, West Germany.  1979 – 1980.

51327Academic Awards and Honours:

University Research Professor, distinction in scholarship, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 2009-2014.

“NSERC Circle”, committee formed 2001 to provide long-term “strategic advice and guidance to NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada) on Canadian sciences and engineering research strategy”, 2001 – 2006.

Killam Prize, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.  2000.

NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (“awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research”) July 1998 – June 2000.

NSERC Women’s Faculty Award, Dalhousie University.  August 1994 – June 1998, July 2000 – August 2001 (interrupted for NSERC Steacie Fellowship).

NSERC International Postdoctoral Fellowship, Technical University of Nova Scotia.  1992 – 1994.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, American Heart Association:  The Mamie Doud Eisenhower Memorial Fellowship, Nation’s Capital Affiliate, Washington D.C., Georgetown University Medical Center.  1989 – 1990.

Young Investigator Award (Postdoctoral), International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation, 5th International Conference, Pacific Grove, CA 1990.

Annual Postdoctoral Research Award (First Place), Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C.  1989.

Annual Clinical Research Award (First Place), Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C.  1989.

Predoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.  1987 – 1988.

Graduate Student Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.  1986.

DAAD Graduate Fellowship, Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Wuppertal, West Germany.  1979 – 1980.

Goethe Graduate Scholarship, German Scientific Language, DAAD, Goethe Institute, Freiburg, West Germany.  1979.

Teaching:

Biol 1000/11  Introductory Biology (1st year)

Biol 3070/71/74  Animal Physiology/Marine Animal Physiology (3rd/4th year)

Biol 4070  Advanced topics in Animal Physiology (4th year/graduate)

Biol 5700  Graduate Communications (graduate)