Two UT Professors, Dr. David Crews and Dr. Andrea Gore were recognized by the Escher Fund for Autism as inaugural winners of the 2019 Escher Prizes in Germ Cell Exposure for their research investigating the effect in rats of in utero exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals on brain development and behaviior of offspring.
The Escher Prizes in Germ Cell Exposure recognize researchers whose work exposes the heritable hazards of germline exposures to drugs or other chemicals. The awardees receive a $2000 donation from the Escher Fund for Autism to help further their research endeavors. Dr. Crews is a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and College of Pharmacy. Dr. Gore is a professor in the College of Psychology and the Department of Psychology.https://biodiversity.utexas.edu/news/entry/ut-professors-awarded-escher-prize-in-germ-cell-exposures