University Forum - Craig M. Young

Thursday, October 16, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type
Devotionals and Speeches
Community Relations And Events

Craig M.Young is a professor of Biology & Director of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Oregon. Following an LDS mission in southern Italy, he studied at Stanford University and the University of Washington, receiving B.S. and M. S. degrees from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Alberta. He has held faculty positions at Florida State University and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, and adjunct academic appointments at Florida Institute of Technology, King’s College London, and Florida Atlantic University. He serves on boards and advisory committees for numerous state, national, and international organizations. Professor Young’s main field of interest is the reproduction, life-history biology, and embryology of invertebrate animals, particularly those living in the deep sea. This research has been supported continuously by the National Science Foundation for thirty years. He has visited the deep-sea floor dozens of times in eight different submersibles. His work takes him to marine laboratories and universities throughout the world, and he has led more than eighty research expeditions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. He has published nearly two hundred peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, has served as editor of twelve books, and has worked as an advisor on documentary films for the BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic. Dr. Young has a strong interest in the history of science and religion, and has published a number of articles on the history of marine science. He received the 2009 Honored Alumni Award from the College of Life Sciences at BYU. Craig Young and his wife, Robyn are the parents of four children and have two grandchildren.


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