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Andrew Dobson

Andrew Peter (Andy) Dobson (2016-2022) is Professor of Ecology, Wildlife Disease and Conservation, in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. His research focuses on the ecology of infectious diseases and the conservation of endangered and threatened species. His main areas of interests are the application of theoretical ecology to problems in … Read More

David Hillis

David Hillis (2013-2019)—is an evolutionary biologist from the University of Texas at Austin. Intellectually, he ranks among the top Life Science researchers and educators of his generation with expertise in the field of phylogenetic systematics, computational biology, evolution, and biodiversity. Prof. Hillis is best known for using molecular genetic techniques to study relationships among populations, … Read More

Laurie Marker

Laurie Marker (2013-2019)—is one of the world’s pre-eminent wildlife conservationists, internationally famous for her innovative, holistic thinking in designing multidisciplinary approaches that conserve biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable human development.  Her career began as a wildlife biologist working on the care of captive animals in zoos.  She developed an affinity for cheetahs and began … Read More

Margaret McFall Ngai

Margaret McFall Ngai (2011-2017) is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004-present) and affiliate professor at the University of Hawaii (2004-present). She is one of the foremost life scientists encompassing the fields of immunology, symbiosis, and marine biology, and is considered an international leader and undisputed expert in the … Read More

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (2011-2017) is currently Professor Emerita in anthropology at the University of California at Davis. She is a distinguished anthropologist, primatologist and human behaviorist who has made major contributions to the fields of evolutionary and behavioral biology, primatology, human ecology and development, and the evolution of the family. Her contributions have advanced the … Read More