Frederick vom Saal, PhD

University of Missouri-Columbia (MU)
Columbia, MO

Frederick vom Saal

Dr. Frederick vom Saal is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor emeritus of Biology at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). Prior to attending graduate school he taught biology as a Peace Corps Volunteer in both Somalia and Kenya. As a professor at MU he served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Hormonally Active Agents in the Environment, is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is a recipient of the Heinz Foundation Award in Environmental Science, the Upstream Award from the Jenifer Altman Foundation, the Environmental Health Hero Award from the CleanMed Association, and the University of Missouri Alumni Association Faculty Award. Writing with Aly Cohen, MD, he is coauthor of Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World. He has served on numerous editorial boards of scientific journals and both U.S. and EU research review panels. His research has focused on the long-term effects of fetal exposure to minute differences in endogenous hormones as well as manmade and naturally occurring endocrine disrupting chemicals present in many household products and food. He has testified about the hazards posed by environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals in numerous state legislatures, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the EU Parliament. He has mentored over 20 graduate students and published over 250 articles and reviews on his research, as well as two books. He has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies and a number of foundations.