Scientists believe that anatomical variation within and between species is the raw material for natural selection. Alan Turner, associate professor of anatomical sciences, is conducting research that may help unlock the rules of evolution.
Stephen Post is a bioethicist who has studied the relationship between altruism, compassion, happiness, healing and health to conclude that giving can lead to a happier, longer life. He is a pioneer in publishing works regarding ethical aspects of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, an important but neglected issue of the aging population. He is the Founding Director of The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics center at Stony Brook University.