PhD in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes's work is transforming biology one battle at a time. From a very early age, Tyrone knew that he was interested in biology, amphibians in particular. Always fascinated by frogs & toads, this facination has turned into a reality and a career. Dr. Hayes's work paves the way for an integrative approach to understanding how an organism reacts to changes in its environment.
His work includes studies on how exogenous hormones & endocrine disruptors influence developing tadpoles. Recently his work has gained international recognition for results demonstrating how atrazine, a wildly used pesticide which is found in groundwater, local streams & ponds, has been shown to alter reproductive development in frogs even at extremely low levels. Beyond his integratice, conscientious & conservational work, Tyrone has acted as a role model to minorities wanting to enter science. He has won numerous teaching awards, conservation awards & recognition as a leader in the scientific community.
Hayes, TB et al. Herbicides: feminization of male frogs in the wild. Nature. 2002 oct 31; 419 (6910): 895-6.
Hayes, TB et al. Hermaphroditic, demasculanized frogs after exposure to the herbicide atrazine at low ecologically relevant doses. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2002 Apr 16; 99(8): 5476-80.
Hayes, TB. Sex determination and primary seex differentiation in amphibians: genetic & developmental mechanisms. J. Exp. Zool. 1998 Aug 1; 281(5):373-99
From Beyond curiosity: http://www.mindfully.org/Pesticide/2002/Tyrone-Hayes-Curiosity4nov02.htm
The story of Sygenta and Tyrone Hayes at UC Berkeley: http://www.mindfully.org/Pesticide/2003/Syngenta-Tyrone-Hayes31oct03.htm