Sharon Moalem MD, PhD, is an award winning scientist, physician, inventor and New York Times bestselling author. His work brings together evolution, genetics, biology, and medicine to revolutionize how we understand and treat disease. His book Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Science Books of the year. His books have been translated into more than 35 languages.
Dr. Moalem has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and cofounded three biotechnology companies. His clinical genetics research led to the discovery of two new rare genetic conditions. He has also been awarded more than 25 patents worldwide for his inventions in human health and biotechnology. His scientific work led to his discovery of a first-in-class member of a novel class of antibiotic compounds which combat superbug infections caused by organisms such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).