Walter Fitch

A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Fitch is one of the world’s foremost evolutionary biologists and is a significant contributor to the development of the field of bioinformatics. In the 1960s, he became one of the first scientists to verify evolution at the molecular level. He is professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California at Irvine