Evnin Lecture 2020
UC Berkeley, Professor of Integrative Biology
From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men
What Rachel Carson started with Silent Spring, Tyrone Hayes continues through research on how chemical runoff impacts ecosystems and human health. He has spent his career translating a childhood love of frogs into research on how pesticides are impacting amphibians. He has also made enemies of chemical companies by connecting exposure to atrazine to cancer and reproductive problems in humans, especially farm workers applying the pesticide to fields. In this Evnin Lecture, Dr. Hayes will speak about his career path and argue that we must translate environmental research into environmental justice.