Professor Secures Grant to Study Herbicide

Date: 9/28/2011 9:31 am

Chad Foradori, assistant professor in the department of Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a grant from Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. to investigate the effects of atrazine exposure on liver metabolism and endocrine function.

Atrazine is an herbicide commonly used throughout the United States to stop broadleaf and grassy weeds in major crops.

A native of Pennsylvania, Foradori earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He continued his training as a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.  Before joining the Auburn faculty in 2010, he was an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

Dr. Foradori’s research interests include the neuroendocrine control of reproduction and how environmental factors may perturb normal reproductive function.

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