Levay, Simon

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LEVAY, Simon

LEVAY, Simon. American (born United Kingdom), b. 1943. Genres: Biology, Gay and lesbian issues, Sex, Science fiction/Fantasy, Sciences. Career: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1971-84, assistant professor to associate professor of neurobiology, 1971-84; Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA, associate professor, 1984-92; Institute for Gay and Lesbian Education, West Hollywood, CA, chair of board of directors, 1992-96. University of California, San Diego, adjunct associate professor, 1984-92. Publications: The Sexual Brain, 1993; (with E. Nonas) City of Friends, 1995; Queer Science, the Use and Abuse of Research into Homosexuality, 1996; Albrick's Gold (novel), 1997; (with K. Sieh) The Earth in Turmoil, Earthquakes and Volcanoes and Their Impact on Humankind, 1998; (with D. Koerner) Here Be Dragons, the Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life, 2000.