Evolutionary biologist Sean Carroll uses DNA to examine the origin of species. He is a professor of molecular biology and genetics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UW-Madison. His research focuses on the way new animal forms have evolved, and his studies of a wide variety of animal species have dramatically changed the face of evolutionary biology. He has authored two books on animal evolution and more than 100 scientific papers. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he has received numerous awards and was named one of America's most promising leaders under 40 by Time magazine.
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