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Lavin’s cutting-edge biology speakers are re-imagining what it means to be human. Whether exploring the world of microbes or growing living bones for transplant, these bioengineers, evolutionary biologists, and biochemists translate the complex world of science with the eloquence of great storytellers.

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Edward O. Wilson

One of the World’s Most Distinguished Biologists

E.O. Wilson has made a tremendous contribution to our understanding of biodiversity, while his insights on social and group behavior have changed our perception of ourselves. The stirring keynotes fro...

Jessica Green

TED Senior Fellow | Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of Phylagen

How can we create sustainable cities and healthier buildings—including classrooms, hospitals, offices, and homes—by studying microbes? TED Senior Fellow Jessica Green explains how in visually rich tal...

Nina Tandon

CEO and Co-Founder of EpiBone, TED Senior Fellow

Nina Tandon is on the cutting edge of science: where sci-fi meets reality. She works on growing artificial hearts and bones that can be put into the body, and studies the new frontier of biotech: home...

Neri Oxman

MIT Professor at the Crossroads of Art, Science, and Technology

Neri Oxman combines breakthroughs in materials science (such as 3D printing) with design principles found in nature. Imagine a skyscraper made with concrete that can breathe and grow and “think,” or a...

Vanessa Woods

One of the World’s Foremost Bonobo Researchers

An inspiring scientist, Vanessa Woods wonders what makes humans, well, human. To find out, she lived amongst the world’s most endangered ape, the peace-loving Bonobo, which shares 98.7% of our DNA. In...

Gina Kolata

New York Times Reporter for Science and Medicine; Author of Mercies in Disguise, Rethinking Thin, Ultimate Fitness, and Flu

Gina Kolata demystifies the science of personal health. The author of six books, including 2017’s Mercies in Disguise, Kolata’s acclaimed writing and front page New York Times stories—on stem cell res...

Hugh Herr

Director of the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab

“I imagine a future so advanced that we could rid the world of disability,” says Hugh Herr. The director of the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab, Herr builds bionic limbs that emulate our na...

Mitchell Joachim

TED Fellow and Urban Designer

Architect and designer Mitchell Joachim tackles the urban issues redefining our built environments and cities: his work boldly reassesses the way humans live together in the 21st Century. In mind-bend...

Kenneth Miller

Expert on Evolution, Intelligent Design, and Creationism

Kenneth Miller has been called “the public guardian of evolution in America.” In popular talks, he brilliantly defangs and debunks the Intelligent Design movement, which claims that evolution is “just...

Natalie Jeremijenko

One of America's Brightest Young Innovators

One of America’s brightest digital pioneers, Natalie Jeremijenko has been named one of the Top 100 young innovators by the MIT Technology Review, and one of the Top 40 most influential designers by I....