Dr. Robert Martin of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is the featured speaker for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Axtell Memorial Lecture in celebration of Darwin Day — Charles Darwin’s birthday.
The presentation is 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.
Martin’s lecture will be Human Reproduction – from Primate Origins to Darwinian Medicine. The SIUE Departments of Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Anthropology, and the Biology Student Club are sponsoring the event.
Martin is a world-renowned anthropologist, primatologist and evolutionary biologist.
Following the lecture, there will be a reception at the university restaurant, Fixin’s, with light food and a cash bar.