Texas Biologist David Crews to speak at 2015 UND Wheeler Lecture

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The University of North Dakota Department of Biology today announced David Crews, an integrative biology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, will be the 2015 Wheeler Lecture Speaker. The lecture will be Oct. 8 from 7-8 p.m., in Leonard Hall, Room 100.

Crews’ lecture for the event is titled “The contaminated environment and what it means for humans and wildlife,” and will focus on the health effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in humans and mechanisms of multi-generational exposure.

The Wheeler Lecture Series features important scientists who speak about the newest findings in biological research to a general audience. This is the first Wheeler Lecture in seven years due to limited funding; funding for this year’s Wheeler Lecture comes through UND Alumni Association and Foundation.

Crews is an Ashbel Smith Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and serves as director of the university’s Institute of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology. Throughout his career he has had more than 90 abstracts published and has lectured extensively across the country.

The UND Biology Department's Wheeler Lecture is named after a former longtime faculty member, George C. Wheeler, who as well-known for his research on insects, specifically ants.