Name: Steve Sylvester
Position Associate Professor
Department Molecular Biosciences
College Arts and Sciences
Campus Vancouver
Address Life Sciences (VSCI) 230D
Phone (360) 546-9724
Email ssylvester@vancouver.wsu.edu
Web http://directory.vancouver.wsu.edu/people/steve-sylvester
CEREO Theme Molecular Biosciences
Specialty Reproductive processes in plants and animals
Env Courses MBioS 303 Introductory Biochemistry, Sci 220 DNA Today, Human Health and the Environment, and Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Env Research In my laboratory, we view the world at the molecular level with a bent toward reproductive processes. We try to identify molecules in the environment that may alter reproductive processes in plants and animals. We are currently trying to identify pheromones in a introduced predatory snail that costs the oyster industry millions of dollars per year. We are also trying to regulate reproduction in fish to improve protein production, reduce wastes, and restore populations. On the human side, we are trying to understand the processes by which contaminants accumulate in breast milk.
Env Outreach
Keywords Life Sciences, Molecular Biosciences, Reproductive processes