"The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and the DNA Record of Evolution" - Lecture 3 in the 150th anniversary "On the Origin of Species" lecture series - University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
Wednesday, November 4
Speaker: SEAN CARROLL
Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Wisconsin
Lecture 3: The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection and the DNA Record of Evolution
8:00 PM EST/ 7:00 PM CST/ 5:00 PM PST (90 minute lecture and Q&A)
Wednesday, November 4 at 7pm Central time (8pmET/5pmPT), world-renowned scientist, Professor Carroll, author of a number of books for the general reader and over 100 scientific papers, will deliver the third lecture in our 150th anniversary "Origin of Species" series. hosted by The Reading Odyssey and the Darwin Facebook project. Attendees are encouraged to read chapters 3 and 4 on variation in Darwin's great book.
Live attendance is first come/first served at the Ebling Symposium Center in the Microbial Sceinces Building at 1550 Linden Drive in Madison. Start time is 7pm Central.
Sponsors include National Geographic, Citrix Online and their HiDef Conferencing Division, Campaign Monitor, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, National Center for Science Education, Squarespace, Creation The Movie, and The New York Academy of Sciences.
Note: this lecture is the third of five free lectures in the Fall of 2009 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species." To register for the other lectures in the series go here:
Lecture 5: http://www.nyas.org/provocativethinkers
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Sean Carroll is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. His research has centered on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. Major discoveries from his laboratory have been featured in TIME, US News & World Report, The New York Times, Discover, and Natural History.
Sean is the author of The Making of the Fittest (2006, W.W. Norton) and of Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo(2005, W.W. Norton). He is also co-author with Jen Grenier and Scott Weatherbee of the textbook From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design (2nd ed, 2005; Blackwell Scientific) and with Anthony Griffiths, Richard Lewontin, and Susan Wessler of the textbook Introduction to Genetic Analysis(9e, 2007, W.H. Freeman and Co.). He is also the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific papers.
Sean is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (elected 2007) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Shaw Scientist Award of the Milwaukee Foundation, and numerous honorary lectureships. Sean was named one of America's most promising leaders under 40 by TIME Magazine in 1994.
He earned his B.A. in Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, his Ph.D. in Immunology at Tufts Medical School, and carried out his postdoctoral research with Dr. Matthew Scott at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Sean lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Jamie and two sons.