(written from a Production point of view)
Mohamed A.F. Noor is a professor in the Biology Department at Duke University (formerly holding the rotating titles of Earl D. McLean Professor and department chair). He has a PhD from the University of Chicago (1996), and his specialties include evolution, genetics, and genome evolution. 
Professor Noor also serves as a technical science consultant for the Star Trek television franchise, and his name appears in the end-credits of Discovery Season 3. He has spoken at fan conventions, universities, and other forums about the biology behind depictions in Star Trek and other science fiction.  He published the book Live Long and Evolve in 2018, which discusses the genetics and evolution representations in Star Trek for a general non-biologist audience.