Meeting Abstract

BERN.1  Sunday, Jan. 5 19:00  Howard A. Bern Lecture: "The Fragile Fetus" - The Environmental Endocrinology of the Developing Reproductive System GUILLETTE, L.J.; Medical University of South Carolina

Professor Louis Guillette is one of the world's leading figures in endocrine disruptor research. Dr. Guillette holds an Endowed Chair of Marine Genomics at the Hollings Marine Laboratory and is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical University of South Carolina. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Heinz Science Medal for his work in the area of environmental health, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and one of only 30 Professors of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is internationally recognized for his research in the field of reproductive endocrinology and developmental biology, having published over 300 papers and edited five books. Dr. Guillette and colleagues have shown how environmental toxicants interact with the endocrine system of wildlife species and alter their development and reproductive health, and how these findings are relevant to human reproductive health. His work has been featured in the national and international media (BBC, NHK, ABC, CBC and PBS) including such programs as NOVA, Horizon, and FRONTLINE.