Gilbert Gottlieb, Ph.D., former Head and Excellence Foundation Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is a Research Professor of Psychology in the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gottlieb is a comparative developmental psychobiologist whose research explores prenatal influences on species-typical behavior in non-human animals. He has been President of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, a guest of the Czechoslovak and of the USSR Academy of Sciences, an advisor to the German National Science Foundation, a U.S. delegate to the International Ethological Congress Committee, and has taught nationally and internationally. He is the 1997 recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development. His 1997 book Synthesizing Nature-Nurture: Prenatal Roots of Instinctive Behavior won the Eleanor Maccoby Book Award of the American Psychological Association. He can be e-mailed at