Jonathan LososJonathan Losos

Jonathan Losos is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of evolutionary biology. His study of the behavioral and evolutionary ecology of lizards has taken him around the globe and firmly established him as a leading international expert on the biodiversity of species.

Currently the Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America; professor of organismic and evolutionary biology; and curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Jonathan Losos will join the Arts & Sciences faculty at Washington University in January 2018.

The center will be launched in early 2018 under the direction of Jonathan Losos. Washington University, the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo will work in partnership to advance the center’s mission.

Washington University (Arts & Sciences)

  • Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor, Washington University

Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Peter Wyse Jackson, president, Missouri Botanical Garden; the George Engelmann Professor of Botany, Washington University
  • Peter Raven, president emeritus, MIssouri Botanical Garden; the George Engelmann Professor Emeritus of Botany, Washington University

Saint Louis Zoo

  • Jeffrey Bonner, the Dana Brown President and CEO, Saint Louis Zoo