Arizona State University (United States)
Manfred D. Laubichler is Presidentâ€™s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at ASU, External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He and his collaborators study theoretical biology and the history of biology using both empirical and conceptual approaches. Laubichler's multi-faceted research involves tracing the role of gene regulatory networks in development and evolution, as well as studying the conceptual structure of modern and historical biology. He also studies the Theory of Complex Adaptive Systems, focusing on complexity as a unifying principle in the social and life sciences, including applications in biomedicine and the study of innovations. Laubichler serves as Director of the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, Associate Director of the Origins Project, and Director of the Evolutionary Theory Core of Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative at ASU.