Stacia A. Sower

University of New Hampshire, USA


Stacia A. Sower received her B.S. degree from the University of Utah in 1973 and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Oregon State University, USA, in 1978 and 1981, respectively. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Washington from 1980 to 1983. She is currently a Professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Sower was the recipient of the 1991 University of New Hampshire Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Public Service; UNH College of Life Science Teaching Excellence Award (1998), and the Arthur K. Whitcomb Professorship (1999–2002). She was the recipient of a 1988 NSF Career Development Award and a 1991 Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers. She is currently the Chair (2008–2010) of the Division of Comparative Endocrinology (SICB) of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Dr. Sower serves on the Editorial Board of Endocrinology and General and Comparative Endocrinology. Dr. Sower is a Member of the Society for Neuroscience, Endocrine Society, AAAS, and SICB. She has served as a Member of USDA NRICGP’s Animal Reproduction Program Review Panel from 2004 till 2006, and as a Member of NSF Integrative Organismal Biology Review Panel (2006–2007). Dr. Sower was a Co-organizer of the International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology, Boston (2005) and Chair of a Satellite Conference to ICCE (2005). She is a Member of the Scientific Committee for the 6th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology (2008), Calgary, Canada. Her research interests include biochemical and molecular neuroendocrinology. She uses a systems approach in studying the complexity of the evolution of reproductive mechanisms that can provide insights into our understanding of gene duplication, structure-activity relations, and the molecular evolution and functional diversity of hormones crossing disciplines of genomics, neuroendocrinology, physiology, and molecular biology.

Biography Updated on 20 April 2008

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