University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Biology candidate to present seminar Jan. 23

Kim H. Brown, a candidate for the Animal Physiology position in the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled "Genomic effects of Environmental Estrogens" at noon Monday, Jan. 23, in 141 Starcher Hall.

Brown received his Bachelors of Science at Northern Arizona University in 1993 receiving an Extended Major in Biology (Fish and Wildlife Management emphasis) and a minor in Chemistry. After receiving his degree, he worked as a Medical Technologist with the Indian Health Service until starting his Masters degree at Washington State University under the direction of Gary Thorgaard. He received his Master of Science degree in 2000, focusing on mitochondrial genomics of rainbow trout. Brown continued on at Washington State and received his Ph.D. in 2004 evaluating the effects of mitochondria on embryonic development utilizing all paternal inheritance in clonal rainbow trout. He then moved to the University of Idaho where he worked in his first postdoctoral position evaluating the effects of environmental estrogens on male rainbow trout. In 2008, he began his current postdoctoral fellow position at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital where he is evaluating genomic differences between individuals and strains of zebrafish. During the first year of his fellowship, he received his first NIH grant, a K99/R00, to evaluate the genomic effects of environmental estrogens.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

-- Jeannie Lewis, office manager, Biology, 777-2622,

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