Distinguished Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics, Florida Museum of Natural History and Department of Biology

Douglas Soltis explains the interrelation of all species on earth with a beautiful, brilliant, constantly-evolving map. Dr. Soltis is currently studying what we know as the "Tree of Life." His awards and accomplishments alone could fill a book, including over 450 publications, the 2016 Darwin-Wallace Medal and more than eight million dollars in grants and funded proposals since 2009.