DR. TODD DISOTELL
Todd Disotell has received a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. With an impressive academic career, he has continued to awe the science community with his incredible 50+ publications, invited talks, interviews and book reviews. Disotell has also been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and several foundations. He also teaches, writes about, and lectures on human variation, race, health and disease.
For over 20 years he has specialized in generating and testing hypotheses about primate phylogeny. While the majority of his research spans all of the groups of Old World monkeys, he has also worked on apes, New World monkeys, and stepsirrhines. His research group has generated many of the complete mitochondrial genomes that figure prominently in debates about phylogeny and taxonomy.
Disotell's research interests range from Molecular Evolution, Mammalian Evolution, Molecular Systematics, Phylogentic Analysis, Population Genetics, Phylogeography, Bioinformatics, Human Evolution, Human Variation and the history of Anthropology. He also specializes in Cryptozoological primates such as Bigfoot.
He has appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, National Geographic Channel's Naked Science and Is It Real?, and History Channel's Monster Quest.