Profiles in "Evolution" Expertise Area

  • Laubichler is a complex systems scientist, theoretical biologist and historian of science. He is director of the School of Complex Adaptive Systems and the Decision Theater at ASU.
  • Elser investigates the theory of biological stoichiometry — the study of the balance of energy and multiple chemical elements in living systems.
  • Hölldobler is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sociobiologist who uses insect societies to study behavioral mechanisms of communication, cooperation and conflict. He's a member of several national and international academies.
  • John Lynch's teaching interests include history of science & medicine, medical humanities, & Ancient Greece (in particular drama). He also advises pre-health students.
  • Dean of Natural Sciences and professor in the School of Life Sciences in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Kusumi's research focuses on vertebrate genomics.
  • Ferry's research is centered on questions relating to the evolution of jaws and their function in the aquatic realm, as well as the performance of skeletal materials such as cartilage.
  • Penkrot teaches human anatomy and physiology, and general biology. Her doctorate is in functional anatomy and evolution from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • Bang is an ecologist, teaching professor, and photographer. While his main focus is teaching in person and online, his research interests are urban ecology with an emphasis on plants and insects.
  • Franz is an insect systematist who specializes weevil evolution. He directs the ASU Biocollections and the Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center (BioKIC).
  • Okie is a biologist, complexity scientist, and astrobiologist interested in the fundamental laws and theories governing life’s distribution, organization, macroevolution, and metabolism on Earth and beyond.