2015 COS Research Conference Keynote Speaker
Daniel K. Riskin, Ph.D.
Dan Riskin is an evolutionary biologist and TV personality. He received a B.Sc in zoology from the University of Alberta, an M.Sc in biology from York University, a Ph.D. in zoology from Cornell University, and completed postdoctoral work at Brown University and Boston University.
Dr. Riskin's research is focused on the biomechanics of bats - how they walk, how they fly, how they land on ceilings, and how echolocation integrates with locomotion.
Since 2009, Dr. Riskin has hosted a show about parasites on Animal Planet called Monsters Inside Me, and since 2011 he has co-hosted the world’s only daily hour-long science TV show, Daily Planet, on Discovery Canada. Dr. Riskin has appeared on several talk and news shows, most frequently as a regular guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. His first book, Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World is available now.