Sean Carroll is among four four University of Wisconsin-Madison scholars elected by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to its 2009 class of fellows. Carroll is a professor of molecular biology, genetics and medical genetics and investigator with Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research focuses on animal development, pattern formation and morphological evolution, and immunochemistry and biological imaging. Carroll has been published in, among others, Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He also co-authored the second edition of “From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design.”
Established in 1780, the academy studies contemporary issues influenced by science, humanities, culture and education. The goal of electing an annual class of fellows is to enhance its ability to conduct interdisciplinary, long-term policy research.