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Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University

Bill Sullivan is the author of "Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are." Sullivan received his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania and is an award-winning professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he studies genetics and infectious disease. He has published nearly 100 papers in scientific journals and written for National Geographic, Scientific American, Psychology Today,, COSMOS, PLOS SciComm, and more. He’s given a variety of science-related talks at schools and libraries, and events including PopCon, GenCon, Starbase Indy, and Taste of Science. He’s been interviewed by CNN, Fox & Friends, The Wall Street Journal, The Indianapolis Star, Michio Kaku, Naked Scientists, The Scientist and more.


  • –present
    Professor, Indiana University


  • 1997 
    University of Pennsylvania, PhD