This week on ID The Future: Professor of biology, Dr. Ralph Seelke.
Professor of biology Dr. Ralph Seelke conducts lab research at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, that focuses on what can evolution really do? In this short conversation he explains the difference between microevolution and macroevolution based on his primary research in experimental evolution. His research has resulted in seven presentations at regional or national scientific meetings since 2001 on the capabilities and limitations of evolution in producing new functions in bacteria.
Dr. Seelke holds a degree from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, finishing his work for a Ph.D. in microbiology in 1981. He has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin in Superior since 1989. In 2004, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Stanford University Medical School (laboratory of Dr. A. C. Matin), conducting research to further our understanding of evolution. He is a co-author on eight publications in such journals as Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Journal of Bacteriology, and Molecular and General Genetics.
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