Dr. Gruber hails originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., grew up in south Florida. He entered college in 1956, studying first at Emory University and then earning his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Miami (FL). He followed up in quick succession with his M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Science from the Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Science–again at the University of Miami. He has held several positions at the University of Miami and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max-Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology, Seewiesen, Germany where he was a behavioral researcher.He conducted field studies at marine stations at Eilat, Israel, Hurghada, Egypt and Okinawa, Japan. His current position is Tenured Full Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami; he also serves as Adjunct Professor of Biology with the University of North Carolina (Wilmington) and is founder and director of the Bimini Biological Field Station, Bimini, Bahamas.Dr. Gruber is a recognized authority of shark behavior–both as to field studies and in regard to visually guided behavior, and physiology. He is a longtime member of numerous professional societies and founded the American Elasmobranch Society in 1983. He founded the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group and was its Chairperson between 1991 and 1996.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Samuel H. Gruber and other top speakers and celebrities.