TERRY YATES, Member of Board of Life Sciences, NRC, NAS

Picture of Terry YatesDr. Terry Yates is the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and a Professor of Biology and Pathology at The University of New Mexico. He is also the Curator of Genomic Resources, the Museum of Southwestern Biology at UNM. In July 2006, Dr. Yates became a member of the Board on Life Sciences, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Yates’ interests are focused currently on funded research projects on surveillance and monitoring of Hantavirus in natural populations of mammals for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the International Center for Infectious Disease Research (NIH); the Bioscience Center for Informatics (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [DARPA]); the University DTRA Partnerships (Defense Threat Reduction Agency [DTRA]); the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research Project (NSF); and Ecological Drivers of Rodent-borne Disease Outbreaks: Trophic Cascades and Dispersal Waves (NSF). He formerly served as Director, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation; Chair, Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico; Director, Museum of Southwestern Biology, The University of New Mexico; Director, Systematic Biology Program; and Head Systematic and Population Biology Cluster, National Science Foundation. He has published more than 125 papers in refereed outlets. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Mammalogists; a Trustee of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists; President of the Natural Science Collections Alliance; President-elect of the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC); Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Society of Systematic Biology; and holds many other offices and advisory positions. In 1991, he was the recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award from the Nature Conservancy, and in 1995 received the Robert L. Packard Outstanding Educator Award from the Southwestern Association of Naturalists. He received his B.S. in 1972 from Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky; his M.S. in 1975 from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and his Ph.D. in 1978 from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Yates' publications from 1994 to present

NSF July 12, 2006, press release about Hantavirus

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