Professor Craig Moritz completed his undergraduate at University of Melbourne where he developed his passion for evolutionary biology. For his PhD at ANU, he studied chromosome evolution and speciation in arid zone lizards, along the way discovering all-female reproduction in Bynoe's gecko.
He completed a post doctorate at University of Michigan, before returning to a faculty position at The University of Queensland. From 2000-2012 he was Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. From mid 2012 he happily settled at EEG/RSB as a Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow. Craig is also the Director of the joint ANU-CSIRO Centre for Biodiversity Analysis.