Personal Biography of Michael Fry, Ph.D.
Michael Fry is a senior managing scientist at Stratus Consulting, Inc. in Boulder Colorado, whose research interests over the past 25 years have focused on the effects of pollutants and pesticides on ecosystems, with a focus on wild birds. Dr. Fry was a Research Physiologist on the faculty of the Department of Avian/Animal Sciences at University of California, Davis for 23 years, before joining Stratus in 2003. Dr. Fry has studied the causes of reproductive failure of California condors, reproduction of seabirds exposed to DDT and oil spills, and has worked with populations of birds exposed to toxic chemicals throughout the United States and the Pacific Ocean. He has been a panel member for the National Academy of Sciences on hormone active chemicals in the environment, and has participated in toxicology reviews and international symposia for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and for the United Nations University in Japan. He has been a committee member for EPA and OECD in revising avian toxicity test methods, and was a member of the EPA Ecological Committee for FIFRA Risk Assessment Methods. Dr. Fry received his PhD in physiology from the University of California, Davis, in 1971, and has had held postdoctoral research and teaching positions in Australia and at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at University of California, San Francisco.