Curriculum Vitae
David O. Norris

Birthplace:  Ashtabula, Ohio

Address:
Department of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology
Box 334
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0334

Phone: (303)-492-8379
FAX: (303)-492-8699
email: david.norris@colorado.edu
Homepage: http://spot.colorado.edu/~norrisd/

Education:
B.S. 1961 Baldwin-Wallace College
Ph.D. 1966 University of Washington

Honors:
1961 Honors in Biology, Baldwin-Wallace College
1961 Charles F. Stewart Award
1964-66 NASA Predoctoral Fellowship
1966 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship,
1969 Citation of Achievement in Science, Baldwin-Wallace College
1996 CU Boulder Faculty Assembly "Excellence in Service" award
1998 Irving Geschwind Memorial Lecturer

Professional Appointments:
1966 -70 Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Colorado
1971-78 Associate Professor of Biology, University of Colorado
1974 Visiting Assoc. Prof. of Zoology, Univ. California, Berkeley
1983 -84 Visiting Prof. of Zoology, Oregon State University
1978 /pres Professor of Biology, University of Colorado,

Professional Memberships:
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science

Endocrine Society
International Association for Identification
Sigma Xi
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 
Society for Neuroscience
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Current Research Interests:

    Environmental Endocrinology

Dr. Norris has done research in environmental endocrinology and neuroendocrinology for more than 35 years, investigating the role of natural (e.g., photoperiod, temperature) and anthropogenic environmental factors (metals, pesticides, industrial pollutants) on thyroid, adrenal, and reproductive endocrinology in regards to development, sexual maturation, seasonal reproduction, and aging. Most of his research has involved salmonid fishes and urodele amphibians.

    Forensic Botany

Dr. Norris has worked in the area of  forensic botany with Dr. Jane H. Bock, PhD., since 1982, primarily on developing the use of plant cells in the gastrointestinal tract to aid in homicide investigations. This work began with the encouragement of Dr. Ben Galloway who at that time was Deputy Coroner for Jefferson County, Colorado. Dr. Norris and Dr. Bock have been involved in investigations in numerous states as well as throughout the state of Colorado. Dr. Norris has been certified as an expert witness in this area for the State of Colorado. With Dr. Bock, Dr. Norris also has consulted on other botanical evidence for criminal investigations.   He also is a charter member of Necrosearch International, Ltd., a nonprofit association of Colorado law enforcement personnel and scientists organized to provide expertise in the location and excavation of clandestine graves in Colorado and throughout the world and to conduct scientific research on grave sites.


Current Research Projects:

Environmental and Comparative Vertebrate Endocrinology
Forensic Botany


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