SFI Science Board member Marc Feldman has received the Kimura Motoo Award for his contribution to the field of human evolution. Dedicated to the memory of evolutionary geneticist Motoo Kimura, the annual award honors four outstanding scientists for advancing understanding of evolutionary biology.

Feldman received his certificate of award on June 1, 2016 in a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan. 

Feldman’s research includes the evolution of complex genetic systems that can undergo both natural selection and recombination; the evolution of modern humans using models for the dynamics of molecular polymorphisms, especially DNA variants; and the evolution of learning as one interface between modern methods in artificial intelligence and models of biological processes.   

Read the award announcement by The Motoo Kimura Trust Foundation (June 1, 2016)

Read the Stanford University press release (February 22, 2016)