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Welcome to the home page of Dr. Gilbert Pitts. I am a physiologist with training in reproductive neuroendocrinology and circadian rhythms.

In this web site, you can find links to class information. In addition, I've posted information regarding my research interests and links to sites that I think are scientifically useful as well as some that are just for fun.

One of my research interests lies in understanding the regulation of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH).  GnRH is a neuropeptide that is secreted from the hypothalamus in a pulsatile manner.  The frequency of GnRH secretion controls luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone secretion from the pituitary gland.  In turn, these two hormones are important regulators of reproduction. 

Small World Photography Contest


Department of Biology



Small World Photography Contest :
Microscope Photography as Art & Science

The microscopic world can be astoundingly beautiful as well as informative.
The Biology Department’s Small World Photo Contest is your chance to share your discoveries and creativity.

*Open to All Students taking Any Biology Course during Fall Semester 2014*

Contest will be open from August 25 – December 3, 2014

Submissions will be accepted & awarded in two categories

Single Image


Group of Images Showing a Process

1St Prize $200                      2nd Prize $100                     3rd Prize $50            Honorable Mention $20

Winners will be announced at a public reception to be held in April 2015.

Winning photographs will be displayed in the Sundquist Science Building.

Submission Details: