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Full name: John Charteris Wingfield

Born: September 21, 1948, in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, U.K., U.S.A. citizen.

Address: Department of Zoology, Box 351800, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195.

Telephone: Office, 206-543-7622; Laboratory, 206-543-7623; Department, 206-543-0835.

Fax: 206-543-3041.            Electronic Mail:

Educational Background:

B.Sc. Special Honors in Zoology (1970), University of Sheffield, U.K.
Ph.D. Zoology and Comparative Endocrinology (1973), University College of North Wales, U.K.


Special Honors in Zoology, University of Sheffield, 1970.
Charles H. Revson Fellow in Biomedical Research, 1981.
Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award, 1985.
Elective Member, American Ornithologist's Union, 1983.
Fellow, American Ornithologist's Union, 1989.
Elliot Coues Award of the American Ornithologist's Union, for meritorious research in ornithology, 1987.
Elected as Lifetime korrespondierendes Mitglied (Corresponding Fellow) of the Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft, 1990.
Irwin Geschwind Memorial Lecturer, Western Regional Conference on Comparative Endocrinology, Newport, Oregon, March 1992.
Shannon Award, National Institutes of Health, 1992-1994.
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1993-1994.
Benjamin Meaker Fellowship, University of Bristol, 1993-1994.
Edwin Lubinsky Memorial Lecturer, University of Manitoba, March 1995.
Keynote Address, Animal Behavior Society Meetings, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 1995.
Keynote Address, Japan Ornithological Society Meetings, Tokyo, Japan, September 1995.
Invited speaker, "Major Issues in Biology Series", University of California, Davis, February 1996.
Donald. S. Farner Medal, International Symposium of Avian Endocrinology, 1996.
Russell F. Stark University Professor, University of Washington, 1996-2001.
The Quest Award, from the Animal Behaviour Society for seminal contributions to behavioral research, 1996.
Fellow, Animal Behavior Society, 1997.
The Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa, from the Faculty of Science, Göteborg University, Sweden, 1998.
The Brandt Lecturer, North Carolina State University, Department of Zoology, 1999.
The 2000 Kenneth Roeder Memorial Lecturer, Biology Department, Tufts University, 2000.

Professional Experience:

Assistant Biologist at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Field Center. Worplesdon, Surrey, U.K. August 1969.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington, 1974 - 1981.
Assistant Specialist, University of California, Irvine, 1977.
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University, 1981 - 1984.
Associate Professor, Rockefeller University, 1984 - 1986.
Associate Director, Rockefeller University Field Research Station, 1982 - 1986.
Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, 1986 -1988.
Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, 1988 -   .
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Senior Visiting Scholar, July 1989.
Associate Chair, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, 1991 - 1995, 1996/1997, 1998/1999.
Acting Chair, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Dec. 1998 - 1999.
Chair, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, 1999 -   .
Panel Member, National Science Foundation, Regulatory Biology Program, 1984 - 1987.
Member, International Committee for the International Symposia of Avian Endocrinology, 1984 -  .
Member, International Ornithological Congress Committee, 1990.
Chair, Scientific Program Committee for the XXI International Ornithological Congress, Vienna, 1994.
Invited participant in a National Institutes of Mental Health workshop to identify future directions and opportunities for research funding in reproductive behavior (held at NIMH, September 1991).
Chair, University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, 1990 - 1993.
Member, International Council for the Federation of Comparative Endocrinology Societies, May 1993 - November 1997.
Member of Review Committee (Fachbeirat) for the Max-Planck-Institut Gesellschaft, Germany, March 1994 - 1997.
Member, Scientific Program Committee for the XXI International Ornithological Congress, Durban, South Africa, 1998.
Member, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship Selection Panel, Neuroscience and Physiology 1, Feb. 1996, 1997 and 1999.
Member, Graduate Program Review Panel, Department of Physiology, University of Alberta, April, 1996.
Member, International Program Committee for the VII International Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, 1996 - 2000.
Member, Psychobiology Review Panel, National Institutes of Mental Health, Oct. 1996.
Member, Toolik Lake Field Station Steering Committee, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1996 -  .
Panel member, National Science Foundation, Neuroendocrinology Program, May 1997 -  .
Review panel member, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States Award for Arctic Research Excellence, 1997.
Executive Committee member, International Ornithological Congress, 1998 -  .
Scientific Advisory Committee of the Forschungsstelle für Ornithologie, Germany, 1998 -  .
Scientific Advisory Commission for the Neuroscience cluster, Max Planck Geselleschaft, Munich, Germany, July 2000.
Editorial Duties
Member, Editorial Board of the journal "Hormones and Behavior", 1986 - 1996.
Associate Editor, "Hormones and Behavior", 1996 -  .
Editor-in-Chief, "General and Comparative Endocrinology", 1987 - 1989.
Member, Editorial Board of "General and Comparative Endocrinology", 1989 -  .
Member, Editorial Board of the journal "Ethology Ecology and Evolution", 1988 -  .
Member, Editorial and Advisory Board, "Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems", 1994 -  .
Co-editor with John Coulson, Proceedings of the XXI International Ornithological Congress, Ibis vol. 138, 1996.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, "Poultry and Avian Biology Reviews", 1996 -  .
Member, Editorial Board, "Physiological Zoology", 1996 -  .
Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Academic Press, 1996 - 1998.
Associate Editor, The Auk, 1998 - 2000.
Co-ordinating Editor, Journal of Neuroendocrinology, January 1999 -  .
Associate Editor, American Zoologist, 1999 -  .

Membership in Professional Societies:

American Association for the Advancement of Science; Endocrine Society (U.K.); Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology; American Ornithologist's Union; Cooper Ornithological Society; Wilson Ornithological Society; British Trust for Ornithology; British Ornithologist's Union; Association of Field Ornithologists; Animal Behavior Society; Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology; Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology; Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology; International Society for Behavioral Ecology; Ornithological Society of the Middle East; Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft; Royal Australasian Ornithological Society.

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