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June 5, 2007                                                              

Shelley A. Tischkau, Ph.D., Tischkau has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of pharmacology. 

Tischkau comes to SIU from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC), where she was an assistant professor in veterinary biosciences as well as co-director of the graduate program in translational biology and medicine (2001-06).  She completed a four-year postdoctoratal fellowship at UIUC (1999). 

She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees at UIUC in physiology (1995, 1991).  She earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. (1989, 1986).

Tischkau has been published in more than 20 journal articles and two book chapters.  She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma XI, Society for the Study of Reproduction, Society for Research in Biological Rhythms, Women in Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience, Endocrine Society and Society of Toxicology.  She has been on review panels for the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Experimental Neurology, European Journal of Neuroscience, Biology of Reproduction, Sleep Research Online, Journal of Comparative Endocrinology, and Physiology and Behavior.

Tischkau currently has grant support from National Institutes of Health and U.S.D.A. Hatch funds for her research interests about reproductive toxicology and biological rhythms.            

A native of Farmersville, Tischkau is the daughter of Joe Tischkau of Farmersville.