organisms, and the linkage between quantitative and molecular genetics. Dr. Muir received his Ph.D. in population genetics from Purdue University in 1977.
R. MICHAEL ROBERTS is the Curator’s Professor of Animal Science and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri. He is best known for his contributions in facilitating understanding of embryo-maternal communication during the early stages of pregnancy. He was the first to discover that early placentas produce interferons that mediate maternal recognition of the embryo in cattle and sheep. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. in plant physiology and biochemistry from Oxford University, England, in 1965.
THEODORE H. SCHETTLER is the Science Director for the Science and Environmental Health Network. He also is a Board Member for the Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR). With GBPSR, Dr. Schettler serves as Co-Chair of the Committee on Human Health and the Environment. He holds a clinical appointment at Boston Medical Center and practices medicine at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. He holds an M.D. from Case-Western Reserve Medical School, and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.
LAWRENCE B. SCHOOK is Professor of Comparative Genomics in the Department of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Illinois. He also is Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Schook's professional interests include the development of genomic models to address animal health. His research laboratory has developed genetic markers and integrated maps, and has mapped economically important traits in livestock. He holds a Ph.D. in immunology from Wayne State University.
MICHAEL R. TAYLOR is Senior Fellow and Director of the Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management Division at Resources for the Future (RFF), a nonprofit natural resource and environmental research organization. He also leads a research program at RFF on policy and institutional issues affecting the success of the global food and agricultural system in the areas of food security in developing countries, food safety, and the natural resource and environmental sustainability of agriculture. Previously, Mr. Taylor served as Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and as Administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S Department of Agriculture. Mr. Taylor received a J.D. in 1976 from the University of Virginia School of Law.