Pr Steven A. Benner

Steven Benner

About This Project


Steven Benner is a Distinguished Fellow at the Westheimer Institute within the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, which he founded after serving on the faculty at Harvard, the ETH, and the University of Florida.  He received his B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard in 1979. His research combines the physical sciences with natural history. He has contributed to the emerging fields of synthetic biology, paleogenetics, evolutionary bioinformatics, planetary biology and astrobiology. His most recent book is: “Life, the Universe, and the Scientific Method.”



Foundation For Applied Molecular Evolution, Alachua, FL, USA

Keynotes 2017, Speakers 2017