The Richard W. Smith Lecture Series

John C. Avise, Ph.D.

Inside the Human Genome:
Darwin or Intelligent Design?

October 21, 2014  / 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Whitsett Room / Sierra Hall 451


John Charles Avise, Ph.D. is an American evolutionary geneticist, conservationist, ecologist and natural historian. He is a Distinguished Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of California at Irvine.  He was previously a professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia.

Professor Avise received his doctorate in genetics from the University of California at Davis. He has written more than 20 books and edited volumes, beginning with Molecular Markers, Natural History, and Evolution (1994).  His most recent book is Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics: A Brief History of Shifting Paradigms (2014). 

Professor Avise has also published more than 300 scientific articles.


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