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Dan Riskin Named Host Of Discovery Channel's Multi-Year Event Curiosity: The Questions Of Life
(Silver Spring, MD) - Discovery Channel and Discovery Studios today announced that Dr. Daniel Riskin has been named host of CURIOSITY: THE QUESTIONS OF LIFE.
The five-yearprogramming event is part of the company's multi-platform initiative, the CURIOSITY
will lead viewers on his
personal journey to seek answers to each question through experience, experimentation, and his
encounters with an array of the world's leading experts.
Dan Riskin is an award-winning evolutionary biologist who has appeared in Animal Planet's Monsters Inside Me and History Channel's Evolve.
He holds a PhD in Zoology from Cornell University, and has done post doctorate work at both Brown University and Boston University.
In the Fall, he will begin as an Assistant Professor in the department of Biology at the City College campus of the City University of New York.
While much of his
own research has been focused on the biomechanics of bat flight, Dan
is broadly trained as a zoologist, and has expertise on a wide range of animals, from elephants to shrews, and from fruit flies to whales.
work has been published in prestigious science journals including The Journal of Experimental Biology and Nature
"Dan has a gift for making science understandable and compelling to a broad audience," said Carole Tomko, President, Discovery Studios.
as our tour guide, Discovery Channel
will take viewers on a journey to explore topics that may seem daunting but are actually relatable, fun and exciting."