Dr. Samuel Wasser
Dr. Samuel Wasser is a Research Professor and the Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of Washington. Dr. Wasser acquired his B.Sc in Zoology at Michigan State University, his M.Sc in Zoology at University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. in Animal Behavior at the University of Washington. He received the first Research Scientist Development Award from the Smithsonian Institution for his work on noninvasive hormone methods. During his time at the Smithsonian, Wasser directed their Conservation and Management Training Program for African nationals. After 5 years at the Smithsonian, Wasser returned to the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor and Scientific Director of the Center for Wildlife Conservation at the Woodland Park Zoo. In 2001, Wasser became a Research Associate Professor in the UW Department of Biology and Director of their Center for Conservation Biology.