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SOV: Dr. April Binder

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Science in Our Valley: Estrogen, Testosterone and Fats, Oh My!

All Science in Our Valley events will be conducted via Zoom meeting (remote online) until further notice.

Visit the SOV website for the meeting link

The next in the Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series features Dr. April Binder, Professor, Central Washington University.
Dr. Binder’s’ seminar, “Estrogen, Testosterone and Fats, Oh My!” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a leading cause of infertility in women of reproductive age. It is a hormonal disorder characterized by increased testosterone in women and is often associated with metabolic dysfunction. In the Binder lab, we study how altered concentrations of estrogen and testosterone affect the ovary and fat tissues, which may contribute to the symptoms observed in PCOS. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of what is happening within specific tissues that could lead to improved treatments in the future.

About Science in Our Valley Seminar Series

The science seminars are free to attend, open to the community, and a great opportunity to learn about the incredible research in our own backyard. The content is intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, K-12 educators and science enthusiasts. This spring’s line-up is quite diverse and features topics from: reproductive health, forestry and environment, technology in agriculture, and even native bees.

The full list of presenters and details can be found:

K-12 Educators are also encouraged to attend the seminars to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Ten STEM clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service District for educators who attend the series. Educators can register for clock-hours here:

The Science in Our Valley seminar series began in October 2017 as a way for local scientists and science educators to bring their research to the community and as a way to engage and connect with one another. The series features presentations by local scientists and science educators as well as guests from outside the region.

Host organizations include the Apple STEM Network, the North Central Educational Service District, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee Valley College, and the Bridge Research and Innovation District.

All events are open to the public, and run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be held at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center on Wednesdays from 4-5 P.M. (1100 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee).


April 22
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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Sue Kane