Join Dr Andrew Berry, after the show on Thursday, March 9, 2017, to learn more about evolutionary biology, and why Brodie, in her studies of genetics and culture, feels such kinship to Precious Little‘s gorilla character.
Born in London, Andrew Berry has a degree in zoology from University of Oxford and a PhD in evolutionary genetics from Princeton University. He was a Harvard Junior Fellow, and is still at Harvard University where he is currently Lecturer on Organismic & Evolutionary Biology. Combining the techniques of field biology with those of molecular biology, his work has been a search for evidence at the DNA level of Darwinian natural selection. Andrew has published on topics as diverse as Giant Rats in New Guinea, mice on Atlantic islands, aphids from the Far East, and the fruit fly. At Harvard, he currently co-teaches courses on evolutionary biology, on the development of evolutionary thinking, and on the physical basis of biological systems. He has given lectures on evolutionary topics to popular audiences all over the world – everywhere from Ankara to the Antarctic. As an educator and popularizer, Andrew’s mission is to demystify the most important and most misinterpreted of all biological ideas, evolution.