AAUW May Meeting
10 a.m., May 21, 2015
713 West 13th Avenue (crosses South Redwood St.), Escondido
Reservations are due Monday, May16th.
Speaker: Barbara Durrant
Henshaw Director of Reproductive Physiology,
San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research
Originally from rural New York State, Barbara was thrilled to grow up among American black
bear, moose, deer, raccoons and other wildlife. Her first memory is of the family dog and always
had at least one. Now she has two, both rescues: “Dutch,” a pit bull and “Tucker,” a bichon mix.
Barbara went to North Carolina State University, earning a B.S. in Animal Science, a Master’s in
Physiology and Genetics and a Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology. She joined San Diego Zoo’s
Institute for Conservation Research as a postdoctoral fellow in 1979 and stayed to develop a formal program for Reproductive Physiology.. Her division studies reproductive biology, endocrinology and species reproduction.
She is an adjunct professor at SDSU and Palomar College, where she teaches Animal Behavior.
She serves on the Board of Governors, and the Board of Trustees of the International Embryo
Technology Society. She has written or contributed to nearly 150 published articles, books, and
presentation and has won many grants and awards throughout her career.