Bob Root-Bernstein

Bob Root-Bernstein is a scientist, humanist, and artist at Michigan State University. He earned his A.B. and Ph.D. from Princeton University and then did his post-doctoral research with Jonas Salk at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. A MacArthur Fellowship (1981-1986) encouraged his multidisciplinary activities. He is currently a Professor of Physiology at Michigan State University where he studies the evolution of metabolic control systems, autoimmune diseases, drug development, and the creative process in the sciences and arts. He exhibits his artwork both in group and solo shows and collaborates with the transmedia artist Adam Brown ( Bob has written four books, including Discovering and, with his wife Michele, Sparks of Genius. He is at work on two more, one on artists and musicians as scientists and inventors, and the second on modern scientists as visual artists.