Alexander Schreiber is a comparative endocrinologist who studies the role of thyroid hormones and steroid hormones in mediating diverse aspects of metamorphosis in amphibians and fishes. Schreiber is currently an Assistant Professor of biology at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, USA, where his lab uses the model anuran amphibian, Xenopus laevis, to address the influences of these hormones, as well as several endocrine-disrupting compounds on metamorphic remodeling of the gut, lung, thymus, and other organs. Schreiber earned his Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA, in 1998, studying the influence of thyroid hormone on osmoregulatory development during metamorphosis of flatfish. Schreiber then conducted postdoctoral research at the Carnegie Institution, Department of Embryology, Baltimore, Md, USA, from 1998 to 2002 in Donald Brown's lab addressing the developmental biology of amphibian metamorphosis. Alex continued to work at the Carnegie as a Staff Associate from 2002 to 2007, investigating asymmetric craniofacial remodeling and vestibular development during flatfish metamorphosis. Within the field of comparative endocrinology, Schreiber's areas of expertise encompass vertebrate metamorphosis and osmoregulatory development.
Biography Updated on 11 November 2013