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From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men
Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes is chair and professor of integrative biology at the University of
California, Berkely. He was
born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina where he developed his love for
biology. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1989 and
his doctorate from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of
California, Berkeley in 1993. After completing his doctorate, he began post-doctoral
training at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,
National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Research Laboratories at the UC Berkeley (funded by the National Science Foundation), but this training was
truncated when he was hired as an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley in 1994.
He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2000 and to full Professor
in 2003. Hayes’ research focuses on developmental endocrinology with an
emphasis on evolution and environmental regulation of growth and development.
For the last fifteen years, the role of endocrine disrupting contaminants,
particularly pesticides, has been a major focus. Hayes is interested in the
impact of chemical contaminants on environmental health and public health, with
a specific interest in the role of pesticides in global amphibian declines and
environmental justice concerns associated with targeted exposure of racial and
ethnic minorities to endocrine disruptors and the role that exposure plays in
health care disparities.
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