About me


Volvox, the Fierce Roller, is a model organism for the evolution of multicellularity and cellular differentiation. I am a biologist who studies the evolution of biological complexity using Volvox and related algae as a study system. I blog about evolutionary biology, astrobiology, philosophy of biology, skepticism, academia and academic publishing, intelligent design and other forms of creationism, and whatever else happens to be on my mind.

My current research focuses on questions related to the evolution of multicellularity using the volvocine green algae (Volvox and its relatives) as a model system. My academic website is here, and you can also find me on Google Scholar and ResearchGate. My ORCID is 0000-0002-9578-0972. On Twitter, I am @xprinceps.

This is my personal blog, and nothing I write here should be assumed to represent the views of my employer, graduate and postdoc advisors, lab members, or anyone else not pictured above.