Category: Life Science Pioneer

Tyrone Hayes

Biologist and biology professor Tyrone Hayes (1967 – ) is a leading researcher in amphibian endocrinology. Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Hayes’s work has shown the herbicidal chemical Atrazine to act as an endocrine disruptor in the sexual development of frogs. Link:

Scott Edwards

Professor of biology and curator Scott V. Edwards was born on July 7, 1963 in Honolulu, Hawaii, but he grew up in Riverdale in the Bronx, New York City. From an early age, Edwards was interested in natural history. Before graduating from Harvard University in 1986 with his B.A. degree in biology, he worked at the environmental institute Wave...

Robert Dottin

Biologist and research director Robert Dottin was born in Trinidad in 1941. He graduated from St. Mary’s College in 1970 with his B.S. degree in in biology. Dottin went on to earn his M.S. degree in medical biophysics in 1972 and his Ph.D. in medical genetics in 1974 from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, Dottin was awarded the...

S. Allen Counter

Educator, african diaspora ethnographer, and neurophysiologist S. Allen Counter (1954 – ) is the director of the Harvard Foundation. He earned his PhD degree in neurobiology from Case Western Reserve University, and has been involved in ethnographic and scientific studies around the world. Link:

Robert Bullard

Environmental activist and sociologist Robert Bullard (1946 – ) became Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark-Atlanta University in 1994. For his continued research on contemporary cases of environmental justice and his active presence in the community, Bullard has been called the “Father of Environmental Justice.” He is a pioneer in the field and helped to organize...

Wayne Bowen ********

Biology and Pharmacology Professor Wayne Darrell Bowen was born to (mother) and (father) in 1952. As a child, Bowen knew early on that he was interested in pursuing a career in science, and indeed, he went on to earn his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Morgan State College, in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1974. Bowen then pursued a graduate degree...

Edwin Cooper

Biologist and biology professor Edwin Cooper (1936 – ) is a leader in the fields of invertebrate immune system and comparative immunology – he is credited with having established that discipline. He has conducted research at the University of California, Los Angeles for more than forty years. Link:
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