Dr. Tyrone Hayes


UC Berkley





Dr. Tyrone Hayes is a distinguished scientist who is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkley. He received his B.S. from Harvard University (1989) and his Ph.D. in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley in 1993. After a brief post-doctoral fellowship at Berkeley, he was hired by the same department as a faculty member in 1994. Dr. Hayes has received a number of awards for his excellence in research, teaching and mentorship. He has an outstanding record of training undergrads, graduate students and post-docs from diverse backgrounds. His primary research focuses on the role of environmental factors on growth and development in amphibians. In particular, he focuses on the effects of herbicides, such as atrazine, on amphibian growth, development, reproduction and immune function and how these studies predict effects in other wildlife and humans.




Dr. Hayes research presentation will focus on endocrine disruption of development with emphasis on the role of agricultural chemicals that are widespread contaminants in soil, in water sources and in some drinking water. He will discuss how may pollutant problems are often focused on areas where underprivileged populations live and are most affected. The diversity parts of his presentation(s) will honor Dr. Martin Luther King and will focus on the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.


Suggested Reading


Falso PG, Noble CA, Diaz JM, Hayes TB. 2015. The effect of long-term corticosterone treatment on blood cell differentials and function in laboratory and wild-caught amphibian models. Gen Comp Endocrinol 211:73-83.

Sadinski, W, Roth M, Hayes TB, Jones P, Gallant A. 2014. Indicators of the statuses of amphibian populations and their potential for exposure to atrazine in four Midwestern US conservation areas. PLoS ONE 12;9(9):e107018. Epub.