Dr. Jeff Hardin

Jeff Hardin is a professor and chair of the department of zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hardin holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. His numerous research articles focus on the genetic regulation of cell movement and cell adhesion during embryonic development, which has broad implications for understanding human birth defects and cancer.  He is also a nationally and internationally recognized biology educator, and the senior author of a widely used cell biology textbook, The World of the Cell (Pearson). Hardin is the only scientist in the Religious Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madision, where he is the director of the Isthmus Society, which is committed to promoting dialogue between science and religion.