Biographical Information on the Committee on Hormonally Active Agents in the Environment
Ernst Knobil is the H. Wayne Hightower Professor in the Medical Sciences and the Ashbel Smith Professor at the University of Texas-Houston, Medical School. He received his Ph.D. in zoology from Cornell University. He is a physiologist whose research interests focus on neuroendocrine control of reproductive processes. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the Institute of Medicine, as well as of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a foreign associate of the French, Hungarian and Italian academies of science as well as of the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine.
Howard A. Bern is emeritus professor of integrative biology and research endocrinologist in the Cancer Research Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in zoology with emphasis on endocrinology from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research interests include developmental endocrinology, tumor biology and neuroendocrinology.
Joanna Burger is distinguished professor of biology at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She is also a member of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences and the Center for Biodiversity at Rutgers University. She received her B.S. from SUNY at Albany, her M.S. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on animal behavior, ecotoxicology, behavioral neurodevelopment, and ecological risk.
D. Michael Fry is the director of the Center for Avian Biology at the University of California at Davis. He received his Ph.D. in animal physiology from thecontinue
University of California at Davis. His research interests include avian toxicology, the effects of endocrine disrupting pollutants and pesticides on avian development and reproduction and avian ecology.
John P. Giesy is a professor of zoology at Michigan State University. He received his Ph.D. in limnology from Michigan State University in 1974. His research interests include the fates and effects of trace contaminants on fish and wildlife.
Jack Gorski is professor emeritus in the Departments of Biochemistry and Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. in animal sciences from Washington State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Endocrine Society. His research interests concern the mechanisms of estrogenic hormone action.
Charles J. Grossman is chair of the Department of Biology at Xavier University. He also holds appointments in the Research Service at the VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, and in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in the area of endocrinology from the University of Cincinnati. His research interests include regulation of the immune system by endocrine hormones and the underlying causes of immunological sexual dimorphism.
Louis J. Guillette is a professor in the Department of Zoology at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His research interests include reproductive biology and the functional anatomy and comparative endocrinology/physiology of vertebrate reproduction.
Barbara S. Hulka is the Kenan Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hulka received her M.D. and M.P.H. at Columbia University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. Her current research interests are in the field of cancer epidemiology and prevention (breast, uterine, and prostate) and the application of biological markers to cancer epidemiology.
James C. Lamb, IV serves as vice president of Scientific and Technical Services at Jellinek, Schwartz & Connolly, Inc. He received his A.B. degree in chemistry and his Ph.D. in pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a J.D. degree from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. His areas of interest include risk assessment, general toxicology, carcinogenesis, and reproductive and developmental toxicology.break
Leslie A. Real is Asa G. Candler Professor of Biology at Emory University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. His research interests include theoretical biology, evolutionary biology, and the ecology and evolution of infectious disease.
Stephen H. Safe is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Oxford. His research interests include toxicology and molecular biology of halogenated aromatics and estrogenic compounds and toxicology. especially the effects of toxins on biological systems.
Ana M. Soto serves as associate professor of cell biology at Tufts University School of Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Buenos Aires. Her research interests include the mechanisms of steroid hormone action, control of cell proliferation, breast and prostate neoplasias, and endocrine disruptors.
John J. Stegeman is a senior member of the scientific staff at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry, concentrating on enzymology, from Northwestern University. His research interests center on metabolism of foreign chemicals in animals and humans, and the structure, function, and regulation of the enzymes that accomplish this metabolism.
Shanna H. Swan is a research professor in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She was formerly Chief of the Reproductive Epidemiology Section at the California Department of Health Services. Dr. Swan received her Ph.D. from the University of California. Her research interests include reproductive epidemiology and the effects of xenobiotics on the reproductive system.
Frederick S. vom Saal is a professor of reproductive biology and neurobiology in the division of biological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He received a Ph.D. in 1976 from Rutgers University in neuroscience. His postdoctoral training was in reproductive physiology at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. vom Saal's research concerns the long-term consequences of exposure during fetal life of the brain and reproductive organs to natural hormones and man-made endocrine disrupting chemicals.break