Lisa Noelle Cooper
Lisa Noelle Cooper, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
College of Medicine
Our research interests focus on understanding the skeletal changes that occured as mammals left the terrestrial environment to invade the seas or skies, including artiodactyls, perissodactyls, and chiropterans. Much of the research questions are aimed at understanding skeletal development and architecture, performance, and evolution. By understanding how the mammalian skeleton changed to allow life in an extreme
habitat, our work forms the basis for future studies of bone development and maintenance that involve fragile bone disorders.