David O. Norris, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
The neuroendocrine (brain, pituitary gland) control of thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive functions of fishes and amphibians with special interest in the role of environmental factors (natural and anthropogenic) that alter the activities of these systems during development, sexual maturation, reproduction, and aging. Recent studies have focused on aging in the salmon brain, metamorphosis in amphibians, sex-changes in fishes, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals on amphibian development and sexual differentiation, trout stress responses, and estrogenic chemicals in waste water effluents on fish sexual differentiation and reproduction.
Basic research and consulting work in forensic botany, including the identification of plant food materials in gastric, intestinal, and fecal sampes from homocide victims and related forensic uses of plants.
1961, B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College
1966, Ph.D. University of Washington
1966-1970, Assistant Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1971-1978, Associate Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1974, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of California at Berkeley
1983-1984, Visiting Professor, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University
1978-2003, Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2003-2012, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2012-Present, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Honors and Awards
1961, Honors in Biology, Baldwin-Wallace College
1961, Charles F. Steward Award
1964-1966, NASA Predoctoral Fellowship
1966, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship
1969, Citation of Achievement in Science, Baldwin-Wallace College
1996, CU Boulder Faculty Assembly, Excellence in Service Award
1998, Irving Geschwind Memorial Lecturer
2005, Alumni Hall of Fame, Ashtabula (OH) School System
2006 Robert L. Stearns Award, CU Alumni Association.