“My aim is to pique people’s interest in biology and have them learn more about the subject by leveraging depictions in science-fiction.”
Dr. Mohamed Noor is a professor at Duke University and a contracted science consultant for the Star Trek universe. He merges his passions by teaching biology concepts using depictions from Star Trek in the classroom, in writings, in online videos, and in-person presentations at conventions.
"If you're like me, you've watched a lot of Star Trek. If you're even more like me, you'll read the new book Live Long and Evolve."-Steve Mirsky, Scientific American
Dr. Noor's book, is published by Princeton University Press. The content of the book heavily mirrors his Duke University (and online) undergraduate course "Introduction to Genetics and Evolution", but introduces basic concepts with examples from Star Trek.
No background in biology is needed.