Portrait of Armin Moczek

Armin Moczek

Professor, Biology


Armin Moczek is a Class of 1955 Professor in the Department of Biology, with joint appointments in Cognitive Sciences and the Program of Neuroscience. He is an evolutionary developmental biologist broadly interested in understanding why and how developmental evolution has unfolded the way it has, why and how novel complex traits originated when they did, and the future of developmental evolution on a rapidly changing planet. He is the Co-Director of the James Holland Summer Science Programs, heads a K12 Science Outreach Initiative for General and Special Education in collaboration with Wonderlab Museum, and serves on the Board of Directors of AFRISNET, a not-for-profit organization aimed to increase access of African students to US graduate programs. He also serves on his department’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Armin is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and holds the 2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Science, Technology, and Innovation.