2010 Student Research Forum
Student Research Forum 2010
10/05/09 Portland, OR
Save the Dates - May 13 - 14, 2010 have been selected for the annual Student Research Forum. Dr. Louis J. Guillette, Jr, Professor of Zoology and Professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be the 2010 Keynote Speaker.
This 27th annual research forum is a celebration of student research in all schools & disciplines. Each year the forum hosts a keynote speaker, student research oral presentations, and a large cross-disciplinary poster reception.
High School and undergraduate students from across the Portland area will attend, allowing for teaching and outreach opportunity to attract future scientists.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER INFORMATION
Louis J. Guillette, Jr. is a Professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Distinguished Professor of Zoology and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Florida, Gainsville. Prof. Guillette received his doctorate in Comparative Reproductive Biology from the University of Colorado @ Boulder in 1981. Dr. Guillette is an award-winning teacher of Biology, Embryology and Reproductive Biology. He is internationally recognized for his research in the field of reproductive and developmental biology, having published more than 250 papers and edited five books. His research examining the role of environmental contaminants as inducers of birth defects in various wildlife species and children has drawn international attention. His work has been featured in the international media (BBC, NHK, ABC, PBS) and various other scientific, news and general education outlets. He has served as a science advisor to many U.S. and foreign agencies, testified in the US congress and for various foreign administrations regarding the impacts of environmental contamination on human and ecosystem health, and served on National Academy of Science's panels examining endocrine disrupting contaminants and health issues in the post-Hurricane Katrina environment. His current work examines the molecular, cellular and endocrine mechanisms associated with genital abnormalities and gonadal developmental defects induced by environmental contaminants
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