UC Berkeley Biologist Tyrone Hayes to Deliver Oct. 9 M.L.A. Lecture

September 26, 2017


  • Hayes will present a lecture entitled “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men" at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 in Dina’s Place.
  • It is free and open to the public.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University’s Hornsby Master of Liberal Arts Lecture Series welcomes Tyrone B. Hayes to campus Oct. 9. Hayes will present a lecture entitled “From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men" at 7 p.m. in Dina’s Place.

Hayes is a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Hayes received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. 

After completing his Ph.D., he began post-doctoral training at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health and the Cancer Research Laboratories at UC Berkeley.

He was then hired as an assistant professor at UC Berkeley in 1994. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2000 and to professor in 2003. Hayes’ research focuses on developmental endocrinology with an emphasis on evolution and environmental regulation of growth and development. For the last 15 years, the role of endocrine disrupting contaminants, particularly pesticides, has been a major focus. 

Hayes is interested in the impact of chemical contaminants on environmental health and public health, with a specific interest in the role of pesticides in global amphibian declines and environmental justice concerns associated with targeted exposure of racial and ethnic minorities to endocrine disruptors and the role that exposure plays in health care disparities.

The lecture series is made possible by an endowment given by Clarence and Lynn ’70 Hornsbyduring the university’s first capital campaign.

The M.L.A. program, established in 1989, is an interdisciplinary graduate program based on the philosophy that fundamental human questions cannot be answered from a traditional, single-discipline focused master’s degree.

For more information, contact the M.L.A. office at 803/323-2368.

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