Sean Carroll honored by Saint Petersburg Society of Naturalists

The Scientific Council of Saint Petersburg Society of Naturalists has awarded UW-Madison professor Sean Carroll with the Alexander Kowalevsky medal in 2008 in recognition of his distinguished contribution to evolutionary developmental biology. The council also elected Carroll as Honorary Member of the Saint-Petersburg Society of Naturalists.

Based in St. Petersburg, Russia, the society gives the medal for extraordinary achievements in comparative zoology and embryology to scientists who have contributed greatly to the modern understanding of evolutionary relations between major groups of animal kingdom, the evolutionary biology of development, and modern approaches in comparative zoology.