A graduate of The University of Western Australia, Professor Marcus Feldman, has won a prestigious international prize for his work in the evolutionary sciences.
Professor Feldman - a professor of biology at Stanford University School of Medicine - was one of three category winners of the Dan David Prize who each received $1 million.
Professor Feldman, who graduated from UWA in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons), investigates the societal consequences of models of evolution.
Professor Feldman and his fellow prize winners donate 10 percent of their prize money toward 20 doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships. He will be honoured at a ceremony at Tel Aviv University on 15 May.
The prize is named after international businessman and philanthropist Dan David.
Aleta Johnston (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 7977 / (+61 4) 31 514 677