Sharon Moalem MD, PhD, is an award winning scientist, physician and New York Times bestselling author.¬†His work brings together evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine to explain how the human body works in new and fascinating ways. He¬†is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest and How Sex Works, which have together been translated into more than 20 languages.
His most recent book, Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes, was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Science Books of the year.
Dr. Moalem and his research have been featured on¬†The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Today Show, ¬†The New York Times,¬†Dr. Oz – ¬†Radio Show, CNN,¬†The Oprah Magazine, and New Scientist.¬†Dr. Moalem has acted as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and cofounded two biotechnology companies. His first company Sideromics LLC aims to develop new antimicrobials to address the paucity of available drugs for superbug infections caused by organisms such as methicillin resistant¬†Staphylococcus aureus¬†(MRSA)¬†as well as technology to enhance food safety.¬†The second biotechnology company, Recognyz System Technology, was founded to develop innovative treatments for the deleterious health effects experienced by persons diagnosed with rare diseases.¬†Besides co-founding biotechnology companies, Dr. Moalem is also an inventor who holds multiple patents.
A much sought after speaker, Dr. Moalem has given many keynote lectures and public talks distilling the fascinating interactions between evolutionary biology and medicine.