Cal endocrinologist will share research, talk about minority experience

A distinguished professor of developmental endocrinology at the University of California, Berkeley, will visit campus Friday (Feb. 4) to meet with students and make a public presentation on his research findings.

Tyrone B. Hayes

Tyrone B. Hayes

Prof. Tyrone Hayes will lead an informal roundtable for students at 1 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union, where he will share his perspectives as a person of color in academia and science. At 3 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre, Hayes will make a research presentation concerning his discovery that some chemicals commonly sprayed on crops appear to have the ability to disrupt wildlife endocrinology. In particular, his work has documented that the development of female gender characteristics is prevalent in frogs exposed to certain pesticides.

Hayes earned his bachelor’s at Harvard before moving on to Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in integrative biology and accepted a professorship. He was promoted to full professor in 2002.

Hayes’s visit to UW-Green Bay was coordinated by Prof. Angela Bauer-Dantoin, chair of the Human Biology unit.

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