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

S. Marc Breedlove, PhD Biography

Title:
Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Reasoning:

“There is no gene that forces a person to be straight or gay… I believe there are many social and psychological, as well as biological factors that make up sexual preference.”

CNN Interview, 2000

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:
  • Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience, Michigan State University
  • Editorial Board: Hormones and Behavior, 1987-present
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society, 1997
  • James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award for Psychologists, 1993
  • Early Career Award, American Psychological Association, 1987
  • Presidential Young Investigator award, NSF, 1985
  • McKnight Foundation Scholar’s award in neuroscience, 1985
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in Neurosciences, 1985
Education:
  • PhD, Physiological Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
  • MA, Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1978
  • BA, Psychology, Yale University, 1976
Other:
  • None found