Sean B. Carroll is an evolutionary biologist, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and an award-winning author. His book about the science of evo-devo, Endless Forms Most Beautiful is a popular science classic. Dr. Carroll has recently published his fifth book, Brave Genius, which recounts the friendship between scientist Albert Camus and scientist Jacques Monod.
Marlene Zuk is an evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist and an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow who studies sexual behavior in animals. Her work on natural and sexual selection in Hawaiian field crickets has been featured in National Geographic and Science News. Dr. Zuk is the author of four popular science books, including Sex on Six Legs and Paleofantasy. Dr. Zuk's seminars are also part of the Food for Thought Theme Semester events.