The life and scientific contributions of Keith L. Parker, 1953-2008

Richard J. Auchus, Jean D. Wilson

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The discovery of SF1 and the demonstration of its importance in adrenal and gonadal physiology, initiated in the Parker and Morohashi laboratories in the early 1990s, was probably the single greatest advance in steroidogenesis during the past two decades. The Keith L. Parker Memorial Symposium was convened in San Diego in June 2010, in conjunction with the Endocrine Society, Adrenal Cortex, and Aldosterone Meetings to celebrate Keith Parker's life and achievements. In this article, we briefly review his life, accomplishments, and legacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-192
Number of pages2
JournalMolecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 10 2011


  • Adrenal glands
  • Development
  • Steroidogenic factor 1
  • Transcription factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology


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