Dr. Zoeller, is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a visiting Professor at the University of Örebro in Sweden. His research has focused on the role of thyroid hormone in brain development with an emphasis on the fetal brain. Dr. Zoeller’s lab also works on the mechanisms by which environmental endocrine disruptors can interfere with thyroid hormone action in the developing brain. His  laboratory has published over 200 scientific papers on these topics. Dr. Zoeller was a member of the U.S. EPA’s committee to develop a strategy to identify endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the 1990’s as well as several other EPA and NIH review panels. In recognition of his work, he received the “Scientist of the Year – 2002” from the Learning Disabilities Association and was a Samuel F. Conte Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, awarded the UMass Chancellor’s Medal for his work and was an Endocrine Society Laureate Awardee.