Steve Sylvester

Associate Professor
Phone: (360) 546-9724
Located in Life Sciences (VSCI) 230D
Office Hours: by e-mail appointment
Support Staff: Andrea Hanmann


Course ID Title Meeting Time Location Semester Syllabus
MBioS 303 Introductory Biochemistry
ESRP 4XX-5XX Human Health and the Environment
ESRP 4XX-5XX Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Sci 220 DNA Today


In my laboratory, we view the world at the molecular level with a bent toward reproductive processes. We try to identify molecules in the environment that may alter reproductive processes in plants and animals.  We are currently trying to identify pheromones in a introduced predatory snail that costs the oyster industry millions of dollars per year. We are also trying to regulate reproduction in fish to improve protein production, reduce wastes, and restore populations. On the human side, we are trying to understand the processes by which contaminants accumulate in breast milk.

Graduate Students

Aaron Todd

Jon Anderson

Janel Skeen (co-advisee)