Last updated on: 4/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Gene E. Robinson, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“[A]s much as people like to divide themselves into nature or nurture camps, what genes actually do in the brain reflects the interaction between hereditary and environmental information.”

Dec. 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), 2003-present
  • Director, Neuroscience Program, UIUC, 2001-present
  • Professor, Dept. of Entomology, UIUC, 1989-present
  • UIUC Center for Advanced Study Fellow, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, 1996
Education:
  • PhD, Entomology, Cornell University, 1986
  • MS, Entomology, Cornell University, 1982
  • BS, Life Sciences, Cornell University, 1977
Other:
  • None found