Paul D. Heideman

   Photo of P.

    Boles-Ash Distinguished         (with Research Students
         Professor of Biology              at Lab Croquet Party)
        Ph.D. 1987, U. Michigan                                  [More lab photos]

Research:            Heideman Research
Genetic variation in Neuroendocrine Pathways in natural poplations, especially those involving reproduction, appetite, and body weight.  Some key phrases: Reproductive hormones GnRH, LH, Testosterone & Estrogen, life history strategies, life history evolution, heritability of neuroendocrine traits, feeding behavior, genetic variation.  [Much more on Research Here]
Teaching:            Heideman Teaching

(1) My learning tools site: "Seven (well, Eight) Rules for Learning"
                                       [Click Here for the Learning Tools Site]

(2) Classes taught   [Courses]

                              photo Rat photo

The Photos
(Left) A white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus, our wild mouse model for studying genetic variation in brain structure and function (photo by Bryon Clark).
(Right) A lab rat from the inbred F344 strain, with a genetic background for seasonal responses to short photoperiod; one of a number of strains that differ genetically for this trait

Publications  (62 research and review papers, 1981-2012):

Invited and Contributed Presentations

  • A total of 35 presentations since 1990. 
  • Current Grants:

    • National Institutes of Health.  "Combinatorial contributions of heritable neuroendocrine variation to male infertility" ($378,182) 2011-2014  (R15 HD068962)  PI
    • Jessie Ball duPont Fund.  "How Students Learn" ($44,050) 2010-2012.  PI
    • National Science Foundation.  "Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention of Math and Science Teachers:  Noyce Scholars Program at the College of William and Mary," ($899,100, including supplement) 2009-2014  (Principal Investigator, with four Co-PI's))
    • United States Department of Education.  "The Teachers for a Competitive Tomorrow (TCT) Teaching Fellows Program at the College of William and Mary," ($672,574) 2008-2013.  (Co-Principal Investigator with four others, Lead PI: Dr. J. J. Matkins)

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    Last updated  8/15/12
    College of William and Mary, Department of Biology