Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A Symposium

A symposium presented by new Editor-in-Chief Randy Nelson in recognition of Dr. David Crews’ career and editorship

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Join the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A Symposium in recognition of Dr. David Crews career and editorship, a three-day virtual symposium happening on February 3, 11, & 16, 2021 from 11am-1pm EST. Dr. David Crews, who served as the editor of the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A for the past seven years has recently retired. The 15 esteemed symposium speakers comprise Dr. Crews’ former trainees and colleagues whose partnership helped bring to light his novel and important discoveries.


Session #1 on February 3rd 2021 from 11am-1pm EST - Themes: Diversity and Evolution of Reproductive Strategies in Vertebrates and Evolution of Novel Neuroendocrine Mechanisms via Hormonal Exploitation

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Session #2 on February 11th from 11am-1pm EST Click here to register
Theme: Behavioural Evolution in Both Signals and Mechanisms.

Session #3 on February 16th from 11am-1pm EST Click here to register
Themes: Transduction of Environmental Signals into Epigenetic Mechanisms and Epigenetic mechanisms underlying the transgenerational transmission of inherited traits


A live Q&A will answer your questions in real-time & the range of exciting topics within development, physiology, evolution and ecology will be explored further in papers to be published later this year. Can’t make it? All registrants will receive a link to the recorded virtual events.




Dr. Crews has been a pioneer in several areas of reproductive biology, including evolution of sexual behavior and differentiation, neural and phenotypic plasticity, and the role of endocrine disruptors on brain and behavior. Dr. Crews received his PhD in Psychobiology from Rutgers University in 1973 and conducted postdoctoral studies with Paul Licht at UC Berkeley, followed by additional training with Ernest William at Harvard. He joined the faculty at Harvard, then moved to the University of Texas in 1982 where he remained throughout the rest of his career. Crews' research has taken advantage of Nature's own experiments to identify important problems or gaps, adding to our fundamental understanding of reproductive biology and behavior. Through his studies he has uncovered the principles and constraints imposed by diverse reproductive strategies that have led to the evolution of neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying species-typical reproductive behaviors.


Michael Romero
Professor, Department of Biology
Tufts University
John Godwin
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University
Nicholas Sanderson
Project Leader (FG Derfuss/Kuhle), Department of Biomedicine
University of Basel
Thane Wibbels
Professor, Department of Biology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Host: Randy Nelson
Journal of Experimental Zoology – A