Sean B. Carroll

The GGA Welcomes Sean B. Carroll April 10th

“Evo Devo has not just provided a critical missing piece of the Modern Synthesis – embryology – and integrated it with molecular genetics and traditional elements such as paleontology. The wholly unexpected nature of some of its key discoveries and the unprecedented quality and depth of evidence it has provided toward settling previously unresolved questions bestow it with a revolutionary character.”

Sean B. Carroll, Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom

Featured GGA Events:

Seminar Series “Butterfly Spots and Rattlesnake Tales: the evolution of novelty”, April 10th @ 1:30 pm Stephens Room (3503 Thomas Hall)

“The origin of novelty is one of the central questions of evolution. My laboratory has been focused on the genetic mechanisms underlying the evolution of animal form, and more recently, on biochemical novelties such as the evolution of snake venom. While the general mechanisms involved are distinct, the one common lesson these two pursuits have provided is, in biology, to expect the unexpected.” – Sean B. Carroll

Evening Event “Brave Genius: A Scientist’s Journey from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize”, April 10th 6-8 pm Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library

Sean B. Carroll discusses his book “Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize” in which he illuminates the intersection between the lives and work of biochemist Jacques Monod and philosopher Albert Camus. Reception will follow

Additional Sean B. Carroll events:

Global Film Series showing of “The Serengeti Rules”, March 21st Witherspoon Student Center

As part of University Library’s Global Film Series, “The Serengeti Rules”, the Emmy Award winning documentary based on Sean B. Carroll’s book of the same name, will be shown in Witherspoon Student Center on March 21st. Serengeti Rules follows the story of five pioneers of modern ecology and how their travels and research into some of the most remote places on Earth led to the discovery of rules that govern all ecosystems in the Biosphere.