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Louisiana Tech University professor named a 2011 Environmental Health Sciences Fellow
Date:2/11/2011

RUSTON, La Dr. Brandon Moore, assistant professor of biological sciences in Louisiana Tech University's College of Applied and Natural Sciences, has been named an Environmental Health Sciences' 2011 Science Communication Fellow.

Moore was selected as one of only ten 2011 Fellows from a distinguished pool of international candidates, representing a number of chemical and environmental science disciplines.

The Environmental Health Services' Fellows program trains scientists to more clearly articulate research results and explain their relevance in an effort to deepen public understanding of issues related to environmental health and green chemistry.

"Communication is at the heart of effective teaching for the critical task of a teacher is to impart new knowledge to others," said Moore. "Be it either information from existing literature and texts or the results of you own laboratory research, if you cannot successfully convey your mastery of the subject matter to others, you will not provide your students or the general public the opportunity to use and benefit from the knowledge."

Moore joined Louisiana Tech at the beginning of February after serving as a post-doctoral fellow at Tulane University. He holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida, a Bachelor of Science in life sciences from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Duke University.

Moore's research focuses on vertebrate reproductive biology in the context of variable environmental quality. His research employs wildlife species to investigate how environmental contaminant exposures alters development and function of the female and male reproduction tract, including gonads, ducts, and copulatory organs.

According to Environmental Health Sciences, the 2011 Fellows will spend the next year polishing their communication skills and learning effective ways to inform journalists and the public about new research f
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Contact: Dave Guerin
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
Louisiana Tech University
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