Team

Our interdisciplinary connections give researchers a deeper appreciation of how organisms have evolved, compared with the long-held perspective that biodiversity is optimized simply by the limitless power of natural selection.

Director

Michael Lynch

Director, Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution

Faculty and administration

Citlalli Alvarez

Undergraduate Student

Catherine Arredondo

Financial Specialist Sr

Stephan Baehr

Graduate Research Assistant

George Bcharah

Undergraduate Student

Megan Behringer

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Gaurav Bilolikar

Grad Teaching Assistant

Trent Bishop

Undergraduate Student

Jakob Carlson

Undergraduate Student

Reed Cartwright

Associate Faculty

Julian Chen

Associate Faculty

Patrick Clark

Undergraduate Student

Amulya Diyya

Undergraduate Student

Greer Dolby

Assistant Research Professor

Rachel Eder

Undergraduate Student

Paulus Eelke SCHAVEMAKER

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Yuichi EGUCHI

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Wayne Frasch

Associate Faculty

Kerry Geiler-Samerotte

Assistant Professor

Logan Graham

Undergraduate Student

Brooke Hall

Undergraduate Student

Rizal Fajar Hariadi

Associate Faculty

Wei-Chin Ho

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Jeffrey Jensen

Associate Faculty

Timothy Licknack

Graduate Research Assistant

Michael Lynch

Center Director & Professor

Garett Maag

Undergraduate Student

Carlo Maley

Associate Faculty

Marco Mangone

Associate Faculty

John Meraz

Research Technician

Samuel Miller

Research Specialist Sr

Mina Mohammed

Undergraduate Student

Sergio Andres MUNOZ GOMEZ

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Daphne Newell

Undergraduate Student

Gabrielle Paffumi

Undergraduate Student

Susanne Pfeifer

Associate Faculty

Pak Poon

Assistant Research Scientist (FSC)

Natalie Quan

Undergraduate Student

Clemente Quintero

Undergraduate, SW I, Laboratory Aide

R. Taylor Raborn

Assistant Research Scientist

Kara Schmidlin

Research Specialist

Rohan Singh

Undergraduate Student

Shannon Snyder

SW IV, Daphnia Lab Aide

Marcia Spurlock

Assistant Director, Biodesign Research Operations

Ryan Stikeleather

Graduate Research Assistant

Joanie Sturgeon

Undergraduate Student

Tia Swenty

Undergraduate Student

Elizabeth Thorley

SW I, Lab Aide

Justine Trent

Student Worker II

Bogoljub Trickovic

Graduate Research Assistant

Daanish Tung

Undergraduate Student

Jonah Unthank

Undergraduate Student

Angelica Urquidez

Student Lab Tech Trainee

Wade Van Horn

Associate Faculty

Saul Vidrios

Student Daphnia Lab Assistant

Sara Walker

Associate Faculty

Sarah Walls

Solur Research Aide

Amanda Wardwell

Undergraduate Student

Wen WEI

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Jeremy Wideman

Assistant Professor

Emily Williams

Laboratory Coordinator Sr

Melissa Wilson

Associate Faculty

Zhiqiang Ye

Assistant Research Scientist

Chaoxian ZHAO

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Faculty Photo

Center Director

Michael Lynch

Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution

Michael Lynch is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences. He received his B.S. in Biology from St. Bonaventure University, and his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lynch has served as President of the Genetics Society of America, the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the American Genetic Association. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His research is focused on mechanisms of evolution at the gene, genomic, cellular, and phenotypic levels, with special attention being given to the roles of mutation, random genetic drift, and recombination. This work relies on the integration of theory development and computational analysis with empirical work on several model systems, including the microcrustacean Daphnia, the ciliate Paramecium, and numerous microbial species.

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Citlalli Alvarez
Citlalli Alvarez
LRC Tutor
Sols Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Catherine Arredondo
Catherine Arredondo
Financial Specialist Sr
KE Biodesign Institute Finance
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Staff
Biodesign CFAM
Staff
Biodesign ME
Staff
Research Operations
Stephan Baehr
Stephan Baehr
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign ME
George Bcharah
George Bcharah
High School Volunteer
Biodesign ME
Megan Behringer
Megan Behringer
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Gaurav Bilolikar
Gaurav Bilolikar
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign ME
Trent Bishop
Trent Bishop
Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Jakob Carlson
Jakob Carlson
Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Reed Cartwright
Reed Cartwright
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Julian Chen
Julian Chen
Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Tristan Chen
Tristan Chen
Undergraduate
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Patrick Clark
Patrick Clark
Undergraduate
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Amulya Diyya
Amulya Diyya
Bio 100 Instructional Aides
Sols Administration & Faculty
Undergraduate
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Greer Dolby
Greer Dolby
Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
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Rachel Eder
Rachel Eder
Undergraduate
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Wayne Frasch
Wayne Frasch
Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
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Logan Graham
Logan Graham
Undergraduate
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Thomas Grys
Thomas Grys
External Collaborator
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Brooke Hall
Brooke Hall
Undergraduate
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Rizal Fajar Hariadi
Rizal Fajar Hariadi
Asst Professor
Molecular Design and Biomimetics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Wei-Chin Ho
Wei-Chin Ho
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Jeffrey Jensen
Jeffrey Jensen
Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
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Timothy Licknack
Timothy Licknack
Graduate Research Assistant
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Michael Lynch
Michael Lynch
Center Director & Professor
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Center Director
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Garett Maag
Garett Maag
Undergraduate
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Kiran Maini
Kiran Maini
SW I, Daphnia Lab Assistant
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Carlo Maley
Carlo Maley
Assoc Professor
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Associate Faculty
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Marco Mangone
Marco Mangone
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
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Nidia Martinez
Nidia Martinez
Undergraduate
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Takahiro Maruki
Takahiro Maruki
External Collaborator
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Kathrine McAulay
Kathrine McAulay
External Collaborator
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John Meraz
John Meraz
Research Technician
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Samuel Miller
Samuel Miller
Research Specialist Sr
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Mina Mohammed
Mina Mohammed
Undergraduate
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Sergio Andres MUNOZ GOMEZ
Sergio Andres MUNOZ GOMEZ
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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Daphne Newell
Daphne Newell
Undergraduate
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Gabrielle Paffumi
Gabrielle Paffumi
Undergraduate
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Susanne Pfeifer
Susanne Pfeifer
Asst Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
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Natalie Quan
Natalie Quan
Office Assistant Student Worker II
Eval/Educational Effectiveness
Undergraduate
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Clemente Quintero
Clemente Quintero
SW I, Laboratory Aide
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R. Taylor Raborn
R. Taylor Raborn
Assistant Research Scientist
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Lauren Reyes
Lauren Reyes
SW I, Daphnia Lab Assistant
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Kerry Samerotte
Kerry Samerotte
Assistant Professor
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Paulus Eelke SCHAVEMAKER
Paulus Eelke SCHAVEMAKER
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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Graduate Student
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Kara Schmidlin
Kara Schmidlin
Research Specialist
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Rohan Singh
Rohan Singh
Undergraduate
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Shannon Snyder
Shannon Snyder
SW IV, Daphnia Lab Aide
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Marcia Spurlock
Marcia Spurlock
Asst Director
KE Financial Services
Staff
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Staff
Environmental Health Engineering
Staff
Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center
Staff
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Staff
Research Operations
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Joanie Sturgeon
Joanie Sturgeon
Undergraduate
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Consultant
Pat Tillman Veterans Center
Tia Swenty
Tia Swenty
Undergraduate
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Elizabeth Thorley
Elizabeth Thorley
SW I, Lab Aide
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Justine Trent
Justine Trent
Student Worker II
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Bogoljub Trickovic
Bogoljub Trickovic
Graduate Research Assistant
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Daanish Tung
Daanish Tung
Undergraduate
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Jonah Unthank
Jonah Unthank
Undergraduate
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Angelica Urquidez
Angelica Urquidez
Student Lab Tech Trainee
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Wade Van Horn
Wade Van Horn
Assoc Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
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Saul Vidrios
Saul Vidrios
Student Daphnia Lab Assistant
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Sara Walker
Sara Walker
Associate Professor
School Of Earth & Space Explor
Associate Faculty
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Sarah Walls
Sarah Walls
Solur Research Aide
Sols Administration & Faculty
Undergraduate
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Xiaolong WANG
Xiaolong WANG
External Collaborator
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Amanda Wardwell
Amanda Wardwell
Undergraduate
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Jeremy Wideman
Jeremy Wideman
Asst Professor
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Emily Williams
Emily Williams
Laboratory Coordinator Sr
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Melissa Wilson
Melissa Wilson
Asst Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
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Zhiqiang Ye
Zhiqiang Ye
Assistant Research Scientist
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Chaoxian ZHAO
Chaoxian ZHAO
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
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