Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., professor of Integrated Biology at the University of California – Berkeley, is a trailblazing biologist and leading scientist whose research discovered that the herbicide atrazine feminizes male frogs. Hayes will speak as part of a series of week-long Earth Day activities at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s (FAMU) College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. The event will be held at Perry-Paige Building, Room 300, 1740 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Hayes’ session titled “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men” will focus on his research in the examination of amphibians to determine the impact of pesticides on environmental health and communities. He will also discuss the relevancy of the pesticide industry and regulatory process to public health and at-risk, socio-economic communities, followed by Q&A. This learning session is a part of the FAMU Statewide Small Farm Program’s 2015 Sustainable Development Sessions on Agroecology.
G. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., vice president for Research and Economic Development at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will discuss how to prepare for graduate school, how to choose your graduate mentor, and funding.