Sean Carroll to deliver Kenan Lecture October 28
“Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species” will be Sean B. Carroll’s topic when he presents the Kenan Lecture on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium.
Carroll is professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. His research focuses on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. Discoveries from his laboratory have been featured in TIME, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, Discover, and Natural History. A 2009 NOVA special to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species was based on Carroll’s books Endless Forms Most Beautiful and The Making of the Fittest. He served as scientific consulting producer for the program.
Carroll was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2009 and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007. He received the 2009 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize from the Society of Developmental Biology and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a B.A. degree in biology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in immunology from Tufts Medical School.
The William R. Kenan Jr. Lecture Series is funded by a grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Read more about Sean B. Carroll on his Web site.
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