March 20: Annual Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lecture to be Presented by David Sharlin

Monday, March 20, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ostrander Auditorium

Mankato, Minn. – The 49th annual Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lecture at Minnesota State University, Mankato will feature a presentation by faculty member David Sharlin on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. that analyzes the growing cause for concern on thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals and nervous system development.

The presentation is free and open to the public and will be delivered in Ostrander Auditorium, located in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union. Free parking is available after 6:30 p.m. in University Gold Lots.

The lecture will also be livestreamed at:

Sharlin, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, which is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology, provided the following preview of the lecture, titled “Thyroid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals and Nervous System Development: A Growing Cause for Concern”:

“The research I will discuss centers around understanding the sensitivity of the developing nervous system to perturbations in thyroid hormone signaling. This helps us to better understand whether synthetic chemicals released into the environment may alter thyroid hormone signaling in mammalian development and cause irreversible neurological damage.”

For more information about the lecture, please contact Julie Joerg by phone at 507-389-1242 or by email at

The annual Douglas R. Moore lecture celebrates excellence in research at Minnesota State Mankato. This will be the 49th such lecture, and the 36th named after Moore, who established the event.

Moore was president of then-Mankato State University from 1974 to 1978. His tenure saw the transformation of Mankato State College into a university, as well as the consolidation of the lower and upper campuses and construction of a new administration building.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,482 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.


Julie Joerg