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From "The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey":
Spencer Wells was born in 1969 and grew up in Texas. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1994, focusing on population genetics and evolution. He subsequently moved to Stanford University, where he was a postdoctural fellow with Luca Cavalli-Sforza. While there he began his research on the genetics of human population in Central Asia, which he continued after moving to Oxford University in 1999. After heading the population genetics research group at Oxford's Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, he served briefly as research director at an American biotechnology company. Since 2001 he has been a freelance scientist, writer, and filmmaker. His films have aired on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and the National Geographic Channel.
Dr. Wells is author or co-author of over thirty scientific publications, and he has received grants and fellowships from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, NATO, and the National Geographic Society. he divides his time between the U.S.A. and France, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Date of Birth
6 April 1969, Georgia, USA
Rubin Spencer Wells
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Pamela Caragol (2006 - present)
Trendell Thompson (? - 2005) (divorced) 2 children
Completed his postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (1994-1998).
Earned his Ph.D in biology at Harvard University in 1994.
Entering the University of Texas at Austin at the age of 16 he graduated in 1988 with a B.S in Biology.
Research fellow, Oxford University, 1999-2000.
Was raised in Lubbock, Texas.
Has two daughters and the oldest is named Margot.