The Friends of the Library Host Guest Lecture

"Adding insult to injury: The interaction between estrogen and Brain damage"

(SPARKILL, NY, March 4, 2010) – The Friends of the Library at St. Thomas Aquinas College will host a lecture featuring Ryan Wynne, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Biology on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lougheed Library on campus.  The public is invited to attend.  For reservations, call 845-398-4220 or email
Dr. Wynne’s research focuses on understanding how hormones shape both the structure of the vertebrate brain as well as behavior. He expresses the importance of how hormones can play a role in regulation of one’s behavior in the areas of “sexual reproduction, aggression, parental care, learning and memory as well as protection of the brain against neurodegeneration”.  

Dr. Wynne serves as Assistant Professor of Biology in the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics.  He also serves as advisor to the College’s Biology Club. Ryan received his B.A. in Biochemistry/Chemistry from East Stroudsburg University, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Lehigh University and did his postdoctoral training at the University of Rochester.  Dr. Wynne continues to share is findings and appreciation of biology with students in and out of the classroom. 

The Friends of the Library at St. Thomas Aquinas College organizes and sponsors lectures in the library by notable speakers from within and outside the College. All lectures are open to the community. Community members interested in joining The Friends of the Library, participating in Friends activities, or making donations to the College designated for The Friends of the Library may contact Ms. Mary Anne Lenk, Director of Library Services at 845-398-4221 or For reservation to the upcoming lecture, call the Library at 845-398-4220. 

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from almost 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs. For more information visit


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