Sean B. Carroll
Sean B. Carroll is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies the evolution of cis-regulation in the context of biological development, using Drosophila as a model system. He is Professor of Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Medical Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Carroll is the author of Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom (ISBN 0-393-06016-0), one of the first popular summary narratives of evolutionary developmental biology (Evo-Devo).
He is also the author of The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution (ISBN 0-393-06163-9), in which Carroll argues for the irrefutable existence of natural selection by detailing numerous examples of DNA which has recently been traced from current species to long extinct ones.
- King, N., Hittinger, C.T., and Carroll, S.B. "Evolution of key cell signaling and adhesion protein families predates the origin of animals." Science v. 301 (5631), pp. 361-363 (2003).
- Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom
- Official website
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute biography for Sean B. Carroll
- An excerpt from Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo