Sharon Moalem MD, PhD, is an award-winning scientist, physician, New York Times and international bestselling author of the books Survival of the Sickest and How Sex works. 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 2014.
Dr. Moalem's research and writing blends medicine, genetics, history and biology, to explain how the human body works in new and fascinating ways. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages. Dr. Moalem's scientific work led to the discovery of Siderocillin, a novel antibiotic compound effective against multidrug resistant or 'superbug' microorganisms. He has also been awarded 20 patents for inventions related to biotechnology and human health, cofounded two biotechnology companies, and served as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Moalem’s current research focus illuminates how historical nutritional and dietary choices impacted and shaped genetic differences across human populations.
Dr. Moalem and his research have been featured in The New York Times, TIME magazine, New Scientist, and on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Today, and CNN.