Manfred Laubichler

President’s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology

Arizona State University

Manfred D. Laubichler is President’s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at ASU. 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.

In addition to a variety of international appointments, Laubichler serves as Director of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Associate Director of the Origins Project,and Director of the Evolutionary Theory Core of Complex Adaptive Systems at ASU.