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.+ READ MORE

Citlalli AlvarezSamuel Apodaca
Samuel Apodaca
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Catherine Arredondo
Catherine Arredondo
Financial Specialist Sr
KE Biodesign Institute Finance
Stephan Baehr
Stephan Baehr
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign ME
George Bcharah
George Bcharah
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Gaurav Bilolikar
Gaurav Bilolikar
Grad Research Assistant
Biodesign ME
Trent Bishop
Trent Bishop
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Mara-Clarisa Boiangiu
Mara-Clarisa Boiangiu
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
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Leandra Brettner
Leandra Brettner
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Danielle Brister
Paul Caccamo
Paul Caccamo
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Jakob Carlson
Reed Cartwright
Reed Cartwright
Associate Professor
Biodesign Virginia G Piper PD
Julian Chen
Julian Chen
Professor
School of Molecular Sciences
Patrick Clark
Patrick Clark
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Amulya Diyya
Amulya Diyya
Lead Instructional Aide
Sols Administration & Faculty
Greer Dolby
Greer Dolby
Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Sols Administration & Faculty
Rachel Eder
Rachel Eder
Student Worker IV - Writing Tutor
Barrett Honors College
Yuichi EGUCHI
Yuichi EGUCHI
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Wayne Frasch
Wayne Frasch
Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Arkadiy Garber
Arkadiy Garber
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign ME
Michael Gerbasi
Michael Gerbasi
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Jadon Gonzales
Jadon Gonzales
Solur Research Aide
Sols Administration & Faculty
Logan Graham
Logan Graham
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Brooke Hall
Brooke Hall
Visiting Scholar/Faculty/Researcher
Arizona State University
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Rizal Fajar Hariadi
Rizal Fajar Hariadi
Assistant Professor
Biodesign MDB
Talia Hernandez
Talia Hernandez
SW III, Research Aide
Biodesign ME
Wei-Chin Ho
Wei-Chin Ho
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Jeffrey Jensen
Jeffrey Jensen
Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Timothy Karr
Timothy Karr
Associate Research Professor
Biosciences
Maria Kupper
Maria Kupper
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Timothy Licknack
Timothy Licknack
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign ME
Hao Liu
Hao Liu
Grad Research Assistant
Biodesign MDB
Michael Lynch
Michael Lynch
Center Director & Professor
Biodesign ME
Garett Maag
Garett Maag
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Kiran Maini
Kiran Maini
SW II, Daphnia Lab Aide
Biodesign ME
Carlo Maley
Carlo Maley
Associate Professor
Biodesign BSS
Marco Mangone
Marco Mangone
Associate Professor
Biodesign Virginia G Piper PD
John  McCutcheon
John McCutcheon
Associate Director
Biodesign ME
John Meraz
John Meraz
Research Technician
Biodesign ME
Samuel Miller
Samuel Miller
Research Specialist Sr
Biodesign ME
Mina Mohammed
Sergio Andres MUNOZ GOMEZ
Sergio Andres MUNOZ GOMEZ
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Daphne Newell
Gabrielle PaffumiSusanne Pfeifer
Susanne Pfeifer
Asst Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Pak Poon
Pak Poon
Assistant Research Scientist
Biodesign ME
Swechchha Pradhan
Swechchha Pradhan
Grad Research Assistant
Biodesign MDB
Natalie Quan
Natalie Quan
Office Assistant Student Worker II
Eval/Educational Effectiveness
Kourtney Quiel
Kourtney Quiel
SW III, Research Aide
Biodesign ME
Clemente Quintero
Clemente Quintero
SW II, Daphnia Lab Aide
Biodesign ME
Randolph Raborn
Randolph Raborn
Assistant Research Scientist
Biodesign ME
Lauren Reyes
Lauren Reyes
Student Worker II
Biodesign ME
Alyssa Rosetta
Alyssa Rosetta
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Kerry Samerotte
Kerry Samerotte
Assistant Professor
Biodesign ME
Melikaa Sarkandi
Melikaa Sarkandi
BDI Affiliated Undergraduate
Biodesign ME
Paulus Eelke SCHAVEMAKER
Paulus Eelke SCHAVEMAKER
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Kara Schmidlin
Kara Schmidlin
Research Specialist
Biodesign ME
Rohan SinghRyan Stikeleather
Ryan Stikeleather
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign ME
Joanie Sturgeon
Joanie Sturgeon
Outside Consultant Hired on Contract
Pat Tillman Veterans Center
Tia Swenty
Tia Swenty
Student Worker III
Biodesign ME
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Assoc Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Elizabeth Thorley
Elizabeth Thorley
Materials Handler, Inventory
Biodesign CTL
Justine  Trent
Justine Trent
Student Worker II
Biodesign ME
Bogoljub Trickovic
Bogoljub Trickovic
Graduate Research Assistant
Biodesign ME
Daanish TungJonah Unthank
Angelica Urquidez Negrete
Angelica Urquidez Negrete
Research Technician
Biodesign ME
Wade Van Horn
Wade Van Horn
Associate Professor
Biodesign Virginia G Piper PD
Arvind Varsani
Arvind Varsani
Associate Professor
Biodesign FAM
Saul Vidrios
Sara Walker
Sara Walker
Associate Professor
School Of Earth & Space Explor
Sarah Walls
Sarah Walls
SW II, Daphnia Research Aide
Biodesign ME
Amanda WardwellWen WEI
Wen WEI
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Biodesign ME
Jeremy Wideman
Jeremy Wideman
Assistant Professor
Biodesign ME
Emily Williams
Emily Williams
Laboratory Coordinator Sr
Biodesign ME
Melissa Wilson
Melissa Wilson
Assoc Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Zhiqiang Ye
Zhiqiang Ye
Assistant Research Scientist
Biodesign ME
Chaoxian ZHAO