- Eric Lander, part of Obama's council of advisors on science and technology, has written many papers either directly or indirectly about evolution.
- Harold Varmus also on this Council, has written about evolution of viruses (e.g. here),
- Jane Lubchenco is an ecologist who in much of her work has an evolutionary ecology angle
Even John Holdren, who is more of a physicist and as far as I can tell has not written explicitly about evolution recently certainly discussed it in some of his earlier publications with Paul Ehrlich.
So - not only is science in general and life science in particular on the upswing. But evolution is too. Maybe this is why Darwin endorsed Obama so many months back.