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Mary Hooker

Mary Elizabeth Hooker
Mary E. HookerAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentBiomedical & Nutritional Sciences
  • Phone(978) 934-4424
  • EmailMary_Hooker@uml.edu

Research Interests

Clinical Hematology, Hemostasis, Laboratory Management and Ethics

My teaching, advising and research activities center on our Clinical Laboratory Science - Medical Technology Program. I also participate in the teaching of support courses taken by all undergraduates in our college. Courses I have taught include the following: Clinical Laboratory Theory, Clinical Hematology, Clinical Hematology Laboratory, Advanced Hemostasis, Laboratory Management and Ethics, Clinical Laboratory Science Senior Seminar, Human Anatomy and Physiology II, Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory, Senior Research, Directed Studies, Topics in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. My present research interests include the following: effects of glycoalkyloids on activity of the formed elements in blood, oxidative metabolism in platelet aggregation, effects of diet and drugs on the hemostatic mechanism and on platelet activity, homocysteine and platelet activity.

Education

  • Ph D: Biological Sciences, (1987), Georgetown University - Washington, D.C.
  • MS: Biological Sciences, (1980), Georgetown University - Washington, D.C.
  • Other: Professional National Certifying Examination by American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (1975), Cambridge Hospital School of Medical Technology - Cambridge, MA
  • BA: Biological Sciences, (1973), Boston University - Boston, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Departmental Teaching Award (2011), Teaching - Health and Clinical Sciences, Council on Teaching, Learning, and Research as Scholarshi
  • Teacher Awards. (2008), Teaching - Student Government Association Academic Affairs
  • 2001 - 2002 UML Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (2002), Service, University - Council on Teaching
  • Faculty Award Recipient (2002) - National Consortium for Academics and Sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • UML Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (2002), Service, University - Council on Teaching, Learning and Research as Scholarship
  • ARCS (Achievement Rewards For College Scientists) Fellowship (1987), Scholarship/Research - Metropolitan Washington Area Chapter
  • Sigma Xi Award for best student paper (1980), Scholarship/Research - Georgetown University
  • Master's Comprehensive Exams passed with overall distinction (1979), Scholarship/Research - Georgetown University
  • Trustee Scholarship, (1973), Scholarship/Research - Boston University

Presentations

  • Receptor Engendered Oxidative Metabolism During Platelet Aggregation - Research Day, April 2012 - Inn and Conference Center, UMASS Lowell
  • Clostridium Difficile: Review and Laboratory Diagnosis - Spring 2012 Teleconference, April 2012
  • Introduction to Web-Enhanced Teaching in Blackboard - Division of Continuing Studies, Corporate and Distance Education, January 2012 - Southwick 302
  • Laboratory Safety Training Certificate - Laboratory Safety Training, June 2011
  • Metabolic Syndrome - Pathogenesis and Laboratory - Spring 2011 Teleconference, June 2011
  • Molecular Diagnostics: Meeting the Challenges of Womenês Health - Spring 2011 Teleconference, April 2011
  • Laboratory Safety Training Certificate - Laboratory Safety Training, December 2010
  • - American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Meeting, July 2010 - John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Boston MA
  • Molecular Methods to Support Infection Control and Prevention Programs - Spring 2010 Teleconference, June 2010
  • Using DNA Based Testing to Manage Patient Care in Transfusion Medicine - Spring 2010 Teleconference, May 2010
  • Laboratory Safety Training Certificate - Laboratory Safety Training, June 2009
  • Hospital Point of Care Testing Issues - Spring 2009 Teleconference, May 2009
  • Immunophenotyping in B Lymphoproliferative disorders - Recent Advances - Spring 2009 Teleconference, May 2009
  • Laboratory Safety Training Certificate - Laboratory Safety Training, June 2008
  • Prenatal Clinical Chemistry - Spring 2008 Teleconference, June 2008
  • Laboratory Safety Training Certificate - Laboratory Safety Training, June 2007
  • Coagulation Diagnostic Workshop - 59th Annual Clinical Laboratory Science Convention, May 2007 - Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
  • Flow Cytometry in Leukemia and Lymphoma - 59th Annual Clinical Laboratory Science Convention, May 2007 - Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
  • Molecular Diagnostics: Today and Tomorrow - 59th Annual Clinical Laboratory Science Convention, May 2007 - Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
  • Monoclonal Antibodies for Hematologic Malignancies - 59th Annual Clinical Laboratory Science Convention, May 2007 - Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
  • Development of monoclonal antibodies to citrus tristeza virus, M. E. Hooker, C. A. Powell, R. F. Lee, R. H. Brlansky, and S. M. Garnsey - Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, 1993
  • Presence of gentisic acid and association with foliar symptoms of greening infected citrus, Mary E. Hooker, Edwin L. Civerolo, Richard F. Lee and Ronald H. Brlansky - Meeting of the Potomac Division of the American Phytopathological Society, 1990 - Morgantown, West Virginia
  • A U.S. collection of citrus greening and greening-like cultures in planta, R. F. Lee, E. L. Civerolo, R. H. Brlansky, M. E. Hooker, S. M. Garnsey and H. M. Garnett - 11th Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists, 1989 - Orlando, Florida
  • Oviposition behavior of the parasitic wasp Pediobius foveolatus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), Mary Elizabeth Hooker and Edward M. Barrows - 10th Annual Mini Symposium for Consortium Universities, 1987
  • Oviposition behavior of the parasitic wasp Pediobius foveolatus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) - Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, 1987 - Williamstown MA
  • Sex, size, and adult interactions as predictors of longevity in the parasitoid Pediobius foveolatus (Crawford) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a biological control agent of the Mexican bean beetle Epilachna varivestis Mulsant - 9th Annual Mini Symposium for Consortium Universities, 1986 - Washington
  • Parasitization of the Mexican Bean Beetle (Coleoptera: CoccinelŒlidae) by Pediobius foveolatus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Urban Vegetable Gardens, Edward M. Barrows and Mary E. Hooker - 148th National Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Measurement of Simultaneous Platelet Aggregation and Oxidative Metabolism (1998), Grant - Collaboration of UMASS Lowell Center for Cardiovascular Research and U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • PI: Plasma Homocysteine Measurements (1998), Grant - UMASS Lowell In House Seed Grant Project
  • PI: Evaluation of the Viability and function of Erythrocytes After Treatment With Compounds from Solanum tuberosum (1995), Grant - Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
  • PI: Development of Diagnostic Probes For the Purported Causative Agent of Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (1993), Grant - Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Bureau of Development & Information, Tallahassee, FL