Prof. Sean Carroll
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Award-winning evolutionary biologist and author Sean Carroll will give a presentation based on his newest book, “The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters,” at Carthage.

The talk is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Campbell Student Union auditorium. Admission is free, and no advance registration is needed.

Prof. Carroll is vice president of science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among the honors he has received for scientific contributions is the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Sciences.

In “The Serengeti Rules,” he recounts stories of the pioneering scientists who discovered the rules that regulate the amount of each molecule in our bodies and govern the quantities of various animals and plants in the wild. Prof. Carroll contends it’s time to use these rules to heal our ailing planet.

A prominent science communicator, he was the scientific consulting producer for a “NOVA” special on the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species.” Prof. Carroll also wrote a regular feature, “Remarkable Creatures,” for the New York Times’ weekly section Science Times.

The talk is part of Carthage’s Natural Sciences Colloquium. Afterward, Prof. Carroll will be available to sign copies of the book.

For more information, contact Carthage biology professor Andrea Henle at or 262-551-6315.