Herper of the week

Herper of the Week: Dr. Tyrone Hayes


The goal of Herper of the Week is to highlight people from all walks of life who work with reptiles and amphibians and show their work to others.  This week’s Herper of the Week is Dr. Tyrone Hayes, professor of Integrative Biology at University of California – Berkeley. His research focuses on the role of steroid hormones in amphibian development.

Dr. Tyrone Hayes is known for his research on the herbicide altrazine and it’s effect on male frogs. From his research, he found that altrazine is a endocrine disruptor that demasculinizes and feminizes male frogs. His results were / are controversial. He has been an activist for banning the chemical while the EPA still won’t ban it.

His website is http://atrazinelovers.com/




1 thought on “Herper of the Week: Dr. Tyrone Hayes”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s