Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe.
B.A., History, San Francisco State University, 1985; Ph.D., Zoology, Oregon
State University, Corvallis, 1992.
NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockefeller University, Laboratory of
Neuroendocrinology, New York, 1992-94; Pharmaceutical Researchers and
Manufacturers Association Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rockefeller
University, 1994-95; Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Arizona State
University, 1995-present; Editorial Board, Hormones and Behavior, 2001-2005.
Society for Neuroscience; Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology; AAAS
Neurobiology of stress; mechanisms of hormone action; neuroendocrine regulation
of behavior; rapid actions of glucocorticoids. We use a variety of animal
models to understand how stress alters brain function and behavior in
laboratory and free-living animals.
There is increasing recognition of the need for integrative studies to address
biological complexity, and to encompass levels of analysis ranging from the
molecular to the organismal. Comparative endocrinology is well-positioned to
play a leading role in this movement because of its historical ties to natural
history, behavior and evolution. The SICB Annual Meeting can showcase
cutting-edge, integrative research in endocrinology, and promote the idea among
graduate students that comparative studies belong in the forefront of
physiology and neuroscience.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Center for
Environmental Research and Education, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental
Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S. Biology, University of Texas-Pan American, 1980; M.S. Biology, University
of Texas-Pan American, 1982; Ph.D. Biology, Texas Tech University, 1986.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Endocrinology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center 1986-1989; Assistant Professor of Biology, Wichita State University,
Wichita, KS, 1989-1991; Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa,
Tulsa, OK, 1991-1992; Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA,
1992-1998; Associate Professor, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA,
1999-present. Biology Graduate Coordinator, 1993-1999. Biology Department
Interim Chair, Jan-July 2000; Organizer and Chair, Educational
Poster/Multimedia Session, Society for the Study of Reproduction 1999, 2000.
Member for 7 years. Attended annual meetings, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998,
1999. Session co-chair, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999. Judge, Aubrey
Gorbman Best Student Papers in Comparative Endocrinology, 1999.
Council for Undergraduate Research, Society for the Study of Reproduction,
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Reproductive endocrinology, environmental endocrinology, evolutionary
endocrinology. My research involves the role of sex steroid hormones in
nonmammalian vertebrates, the use of vitellogenin as biomarker for
environmental endocrine disruptors, and steroid sulfatase inhibitors for
treatment of hormone-dependent cancers.
To maintain the strong divisional identity of comparative endocrinology at the
annual meetings, while actively seeking interaction with other divisions on
topics of common interest. To identify and foster topics for divisional and
interdivisional symposia. To actively encourage student participation in the
division, and to increase the number of educational presentations in