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This weblog is a resource for The Joy of Science (Springer), a book about how science functions as illustrated by the story of evolution, written by Richard A. Lockshin.

Richard Lockshin

Richard Lockshin

Richard A Lockshin was educated at Harvard, where he earned his  B.A. in Biochemical Sciences and his M.A., and Ph.D. in Biology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, Scotland. He taught for ten years in the Department of Physiology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, before moving to St. John’s University in New York, where he was chair of the Department of Biological Sciences from 1983 to 1992 and where he is a Professor of Biology. He has published extensively in the fields of programmed cell and apoptosis, and more recently in science education. He founded the Gordon Conference series on Programmed Cell Death and was a co-founder of the International Cell Death Society and Scientists Without Borders. He has lectured in many countries and currently lives with his wife, Zahra Zakeri, near New York City. A brief biography is found in Wikipedia.

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