Michael Skinner

Mark Skinner’sresearch is focused on the area of reproductive biology and environmental epigenetics. His current research has demonstrated the ability of environmental toxicants such as endocrine disruptors to promote epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of adult onset disease phenotypes, due to abnormal germ line epigenetic programming during gonadal development. This non genetic form of inheritance has a role in disease etiology and areas such as evolution.

Dr. Skinner established and was the founding Director of the Washington State University and University of Idaho Center for Reproductive Biology (CRB) since its inception in 1996. The CRB has over 90 faculty and is one of the largest reproductive sciences research Centers in the world. Dr. Skinner also established and was the founding Director of the Center for Integrated Biotechnology (CIB). In 2008 he stepped down as Director of the Centers to focus his efforts on his research. His research has been highlighted in BBC, Smithsonian and PBS documentaries and selected as top 100 discoveries in 2005 and 2007 by Discover. In addition, Dr Skinner has been actively involved with the start-up of several biotechnology companies.

Dr. Michael Skinner is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. He has been on the faculty of the Pharmacology Department at Vanderbilt University and the Reproductive Sciences and Physiology at the University of California at San Francisco.


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