Our center is part of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. We are housed in Biodesign C, which itself supports a diversity of other interdisciplinary centers and is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. We are part of a growing community of evolutionary biologists at ASU.

Scientific inquiries are welcome and can be addressed to Michael Lynch at [email protected]; more general inquiries to [email protected].

Current openings 

We are a growing team working on the mechanistic processes underlying evolutionary change. Please address inquiries to [email protected]

Our team is a stimulating research environment for postdoctoral fellows. Please address inquiries to corresponding faculty. Openings are also posted here as they become available.

Our center welcomes students across many scientific disciplines and backgrounds. Our group is accepting new master’s and doctoral students in the following degree programs:

The Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution welcomes undergraduate students and Barrett, The Honors College students to work in our lab under the direction of a mentor from our faculty members, postdocs or graduate students. This internship program gives undergraduates the opportunity to perform hands-on and cutting-edge research.

We do not require previous experience in a research lab, but you should have taken one or more biology/biochemistry or organic chemistry lab courses. Expect to work at least 10 – 15 hours per week, preferably in several contiguous blocks of 3 – 4 hours. Upon completion of one successful semester, students are eligible to earn credit when continuing their internships.

Support the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution

Uncovering the mechanisms of evolution at the gene, genomic, cellular and phenotypic levels, with attention to the roles of mutation, random genetic drift and recombination.