Molecular Evolution Activities

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Staff

John Beatty is Co-investigator for the Perspectives on Molecular Evolution site. He is a historian and philosopher of biology in the Department of Philopsophy at the University of British Columbia. He is currently working on the history of genetics and population genetics since World War II, in the context of cold war and atomic age concerns about the short-term and evolutionary impacts of radiation-induced mutation. His current philosophical project has to do with the commonly drawn distinction between the "historical" and the "exact" sciences.


Michael R. Dietrich is Co-investigator for the Perspectives on Molecular Evolution site. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College. His recent research concerns the history of molecular evolution, especially the neutral theory of molecular evolution and its place within evolutionary biology. He is currently conducting research on the history of the molecular clock as well as the impact of electrophoresis on evolutionary genetics.
Link to Michael Dietrich's personal homepage

 

Robert Cox was a Collaborator on the Perspectives on Molecular Evolution site from 2000 to 2003. He is Manuscripts Librarian at the American Philosophical Society Library, which houses the world's most extensive archives of the history of genetics and evolutionary biology (he also had graduate training in molecular evolutionary biology before changing careers and becoming a historian).
Link to the American Philosophical Society's homepage

 

Jay Aronson was an Assistant for the Perspectives on Molecular Evolution site from 2000 to 2003. He earned a Ph.D. in History of Science and Technology at the University of Minnesota in 2004. His research focuses on the interaction between the biological sciences and the law.

 

 

 

 

 

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