|DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH PROFESSOR EMERITUS
PhD., DSc. (New England), LL.D (h.c., Calgary), FAAA, FRSC.
aving retired in July 2007 I no longer teach in the undergraduate programme.
I kept my research lab going, supported by NSERC, until 2017. Since then, collaboration with several colleagues/friends has kept my brain active in several areas of development and evolution (see publications below)Evolutionary Cell Biology
Over the past five years I have taken up the concept of Evolutionary Cell Biology, based on the premise that cells make the features of the phenotype using, in part, information provided by the genotype: there is a cenotype between genotype and phenotype. This is not a new concept but it has been down-played in our concentration on genes, and oddly enough, in our concentration on Evo-devo.
The approach I took was to to establish, with Sally Moody of George Washington University and CRC Press, a series of books on Evolutionary Cell Biology. The first book in the series — Cells in Evolutionary Biology: Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes — Past, Present. Future (edited by Brian Hall and Sally) — was published in 2018. Thirteen other books have been published (2020-2022) with the 15th book to be published on 3 March 2023.
See Evolutionary Cell Biology - Book Series - Routledge & CRC Press.
The final three books in the series are in press or in final stages of preparation.