Microbiologist and Author
Elected as Fellow American Academy for Microbiology, listed in the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge England list of the 2,000 Outstanding World Scientists of the 20th Century; Elected to Phi Kappa Phi honorary, Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World and Twice received U.S. EPA Bronze Medals for research service to the agency. One of 3 founding editors of Molecular Ecology, a science journal dedicated to cutting edge research in this field.
Dr. Seidler has authored/co-authored over 155 scientific peer reviewed publications, co-authored 2 books. He wrote the first Biosafety research plan for the U.S. EPA which described the research needed for the evaluation of genetically engineered microbes and crop plants.
During his career he gave some 100 talks on GMO biosafety issues throughout the world. During the 1980s he was the Chief EPA scientist involved in monitoring the first ever microorganism GMO releases into the open environment.
Since retirement, Dr. Seidler has presented numerous talks on health and environmental risk assessment issues pertaining to GE crops, impacts of pesticides on beneficial life forms and on endocrine disruptors. He has also testified before the Oregon legislature on pending bills impacting these subjects and has been available to the press, as well as t.v. and radio audiences to discuss these issues. His Facebook page is entitled: “scientist says no to gmos ray seidler”