David P. Crews

University of Texas at Austin, USA

David P. Crews is Ashbel Smith Professor of zoology and psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. degree in psychobiology in 1973 under the supervision of the late Daniel S. Lehrman and Jay S. Rosenblatt from the Institute of Animal Behavior of Rutgers University. After a postdoctoral fellowship in biochemical endocrinology at the University of California at Berkeley, he moved to Harvard University in 1975 first as an Assistant, then as an Associate Professor of biology and psychology. He moved to the University of Texas at Austin in 1982. His research primarily concerns sex determination and sexual differentiation; specifically his research has included studies such as the mechanisms and outcomes of sex determination in vertebrates lacking sex chromosomes, the evolution of hormone-brain-behavior mechanisms, understanding how the environment and behavior influence the structure and function of the brain, and the role of epigenetics in behavioral neuroendocrinology. Dr. Crews has worked with a wide variety of organisms, from fruit flies to mammals, but focused on reptiles. He has received various honors, including a Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Distinguished Scientific Award from the American Psychological Association, a MERIT Award, and a 20-year Research Scientist Award from the NIMH. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Biography Updated on 2 April 2008

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