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Troy Roepke, Ph.D. (they/them, he/him) is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, where they study the interactions of gonadal steroids (estrogens), diets, stressors, and endocrine disruptors on the physiological, behavioral, and neurological processes controlled by the brain and, in particular, the hypothalamus. They received a doctorate in physiology with a designated emphasis in reproductive biology from the University of California, Davis in 2005. Their postdoctoral training was at Oregon Health & Science University studying the neuroendocrinology of estrogens from 2005 to 2011 where they were the recipient of a K99/R00 Pathways to Independence Award from NIDDK to study how endocrine disruptors influence metabolism. They believe one of the most important aspects of being an openly queer professor is to create a lab environment that is supportive of all historically excluded students and trainees, especially LGBTQ+ students.