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Sharon Moalem brings extensive experience to his work as a researcher and thought leader in the field of contemporary medicine. He is the co-founder of a firm that develops antimicrobial compounds. In addition, he acts as the CEO of a biotechnology firm. Dr. Sharon Moalem has shared his insights through a variety of high-profile media outlets, including CNN, ABC News, and the New York Times. In his first book, the New York Times bestseller, Survival of the Sickest, Dr. Sharon Moalem explores how many modern conditions are considered diseases although they have actually served as protective mechanisms in the past. Dr. Moalem offers commentary on how modern medicine understands little of the evolution of human health. His second book, How Sex Works, discusses the history, mechanics, and mysteries of sex and sexual organs. The book presents science using a conversational approach to create a compelling read. Dr. Sharon Moalem earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in Neurogenetics and Evolutionary medicine from the University of Toronto. While there, he described and published an evolutionary concept for the commonality of hemochromatosis in populations of European descent. He also published an explanation of why humans urinate when they are cold. Dr. Moalem holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph. Dr. Sharon Moalem previously acted as an associate editor with the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. His research uncovered a new genetic association for familial Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Moalem has also published papers on a variety of related topics.                           

Work experience

Jan 2005Present

Director and CEO





Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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University of Toronto
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Sep 1994May 1998


University of Guelph