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.
to Michael Dietrich's personal homepage
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.