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Sneak peek inside ASU's Biodesign C expansion under construction

December 15, 2017

Biodesign C, the $120 million building expansion of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, continues to rise along Rural Road at ASU’s Tempe campus. Much of the building is now in place ahead of an April 2018 completion date. Biodesign staff recently toured the construction site for a sneak peek at the progress, and the project architects explained the building’s layout, infrastructure and appearance at a seminar in November. It is the third building at ASU’s 14-acre...

How Evolutionary and Mechanistic Insights From Budding Yeast Inform Genotype to Phenotype Maps

November 15, 2017

Presented by Kerry Geiler-Samerotte, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University Identical genetic changes do not always have identical effects on phenotype. Because organisms are composed of interacting parts, the effect of perturbing any one part can offset or magnify perturbations to others, resulting in mutations with context-dependent effects on function. A major goal of the genomic age is to make predictions from genetic data about important and diverse topics, such as whether a...

ASU appoints world-renowned evolutionary biologist to lead new Biodesign Center

September 6, 2017

Cross-disciplinary center studies key forces behind evolution to empower life sciences The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has announced today the appointment of world-renowned evolutionary biologist Michael Lynch, Ph.D., as the director of an ambitious new effort to advance the u­nderstanding of evolution across all scales of life, from whole populations to the key forces at work deep within a cell. The overarching mission of Lynch’s new Biodesign Center for Mechanisms...