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Donal Skinner

Donal C. Skinner received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, England in 1994, following a BS in Zoology and Computer Science from Rhodes University in South Africa. After post-doctoral fellowships at Cambridge and INRA in France, he was appointed to an Assistant Professorship at the Vet school at the University of Bristol before relocating to the University of Wyoming in 2002. His research during the past 30 years has focused on the seasonal mechanisms driving hormone secretion and, most recently, on the roles of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) outside the neuroendocrine reproductive axis. Skinner has published 80 papers in scientific journals, mostly on hormones secreted by the brain. He is a member of the Society of Neuroscience, British Neuroendocrine Society, and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility. He is an editorial board member of Neuroendocrinology and the Journal of Endocrinology and Reproduction.  After four years as head of the Department of Zoology and Physiology, he was selected in 2017 as the inaugural Dean of the University of Wyoming’s Honors College. He helped develop the physiology bachelor’s degree at UW as a direct response to increasing student preparedness for engaging in the health care professions in Wyoming.

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