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Special lecture Jeremy Taylor Feb 2nd

Jeremy Taylor, science writer and award winning BBC producer and director, will be in Albuquerque on February 2-3, 2016 to discuss evolutionary medicine and his new book, Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine.

The talk is entitled “Your body by Darwin” and will include compelling case studies that make clear that the human body is not a simple machine, but is instead a collection of adaptations and trade-offs, with surprising implications for health and disease.  This talk is sponsored by UNM’s Center for Evolutionary and Theoretical Immunology.


Jeremy Taylor

A preview chapter – how parasitic worms and microbes keep you healthy – can be found here. Books will be available for signing during his visit to UNM.

Jeremy Taylor will be on the medical campus on February 3rd to give a second talk in the Innovation Discovery and Training Complex at 1:30pm. Contact Joe Alcock for additional details.


Jeremy Taylor has spent a career in British science television where he produced a number of award-winning films. They include The Blind Watchmaker, with Richard Dawkins, for the BBC, which won the Royal Society’s Scitech prize for science documentary, and Mindreaders for Channel 4, which won Silver Prize at the British Medical Association Film Competition. His first book “Not a Chimp: The Hunt for the Genes That Made Us Human” was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. This lecture tour is based on his second book “Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine,” which was published in October 2015 by University of Chicago Press

UNM community and visitors welcome:

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 1:00PM; 107 Castetter Hall

Directions – Castetter is #21:


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Joe Alcock

Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine

3 replies

    1. We won’t be streaming this event, but I will check if it is possible. Jeremy will be speaking at ASU after coming to UNM. That lecture will be live streamed.(Correction – the ASU lecture will be taped for later viewing, as I understand it.)

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