Authors Series: Rob Dunn, author of The Wild Life of Our Bodies

Authors Series: Rob Dunn, author of The Wild Life of Our Bodies

Authors Series: Rob Dunn, author of The Wild Life of Our Bodies

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 7:00pm

The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Wistar Institute’s Authors Series

Rob Dunn, Ph.D., discusses his book The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today.

Wild Life of Our Bodies coverBiologist Rob Dunn reveals the crucial influence that other species have upon our health, our well-being, and our world in The Wild Life of Our Bodies, a fascinating tour through the hidden truths of nature and codependence. Dunn illuminates the nuanced, often imperceptible relationships that exist between homo sapiens and other species, relationships that underpin humanity’s ability to thrive and prosper in every circumstance.

Rob Dunn is an assistant professor in the department of zoology at the North Carolina State University, as well as an up-and-coming science popularizer. His work appears in Natural History, Scientific American, BBC Wildlife, and SEED magazines.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required to attend the event.

Register now! Space is limited. Tickets will be granted in the order which registration is received.

Authors Series Events are held in the Joseph N. Grossman, M.D. Auditorium at The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street. Events generally consist of a talk by the author and a Q&A period with the audience followed by a book signing. Books are sold on-site by Joseph Fox Bookshop.

Seating begins 30 minutes prior to event start time.

Questions about Authors Series events? Please call 215-898-3955 or email

Past Authors Series Events

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, April 20, 2011

Arthur Ainsberg and Thea Cooper

BREAKTHROUGH: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle, November 9, 2010

Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, February 16, 2010

Jon Franklin

The Wolf in the Parlor: The Eternal Connection between Humans and Dogs, October 20, 2009

Faye Flam

The Score: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man, September 16, 2008

Gary Taubes

Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease, May 13, 2008

Paul A. Offit, MD

Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases, September 18, 2007

Arthur Allen

VACCINE: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver, May 22, 2007

David Quammen

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution, September 18, 2006

Nicholas Wade

Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors, May 23, 2006

Joyce E. Chaplin

The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius, April 24, 2006

Philip J. Hilts

Rx for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health Challenge, November 17, 2005

Paul Offit, MD

The Cutter Incident: How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis, October 20, 2005

Brian Burrell

Postcards from the Brain Museum: The Improbable Search for Meaning in the Matter of Famous Minds, March 24, 2005

Jeffrey Kluger

Splendid Solution, February 23, 2005

Maryn Mckenna

Beating Back the Devil, November 4, 2004

Stephen S. Hall

Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension, May 4, 2004

John M. Barry

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, Feb. 19, 2004