About The Author:

Rocky Parker began his research in steroid hormone physiology as a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University. In Bob Mason's laboratory, he discovered the mechanisms of hormonal regulation of sex pheromone production in snakes. During his postdoctoral studies in Bob Margolskee's laboratory at Monell, Rocky continued his studies of the endocrine-sensory system interaction by examining reproductive and stress hormone effects on the mouse taste system. His work has been featured in print and online media and presented to both scientific and public audiences. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Physiology at Washington and Lee University.

Rocky is passionate about teaching physiology, engaging and training young scientists in research, communicating science to a variety of audiences and conducting both basic and applied physiological research projects.

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