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Manfred Laubichler

Manfred.Laubichler@asu.edu

President's Professor
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Mail Code: 4501

(480)965-5481

Bio

Manfred Laubichler is a theoretical biologist and historian of science. His undergraduate training was in zoology, philosophy and mathematics at the University of Vienna (Austria) and his graduate training was in biology at Yale and in History/History of Science at Princeton. He is associate editor of two journals, "Biological Theory" and the "Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution" and is a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and an external faculty member at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Altenberg, Austria.

Research Interests

Theoretical Biology, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, History of Biology, Philosophy of Biology, Intellectual History

Courses

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 790 Reading and Conference
AML 792 Research
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 790 Reading and Conference
AML 792 Research
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 591 Seminar
ENG 498 Pro-Seminar
ENG 591 Seminar
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 591 Seminar
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar
SSH 498 Pro-Seminar

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 570 Fundamentals of CAS Science
BIO 311 Biology and Society
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 570 Fundamentals of CAS Science
BIO 790 Reading and Conference
GPH 591 Seminar
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 340 Biology and Society
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 591 Seminar
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar
SOS 570 Fundamentals of CAS Science

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 792 Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
HON 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
SOS 498 Pro-Seminar

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASM 570 Fundamentals of CAS Science
BIO 311 Biology and Society
BIO 318 History of Medicine
BIO 570 Fundamentals of CAS Science
BIO 790 Reading and Conference
GPH 591 Seminar
HPS 331 History of Medicine
HPS 340 Biology and Society
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 591 Seminar
SOS 570 Fundamentals of CAS Science

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
AML 792 Research
BIO 344 Origins, Evolution & Creation
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
BIO 598 Special Topics
HON 494 Special Topics
HON 497 Honors Colloquium
HPS 311 Origins, Evolution, Creation
HPS 494 Special Topics
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 516 History of Biology
HPS 591 Seminar
THE 494 Special Topics
THE 598 Special Topics

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
APM 591 Seminar
ASM 494 Special Topics
ASM 591 Seminar
BIO 311 Biology and Society
BIO 394 Special Topics
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 591 Seminar
BIO 790 Reading and Conference
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 591 Seminar
HON 394 Special Topics
HPS 340 Biology and Society
HPS 499 Individualized Instruction
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
MAT 494 Special Topics
MAT 591 Seminar
PSY 494 Special Topics
PSY 591 Seminar
SOC 494 Special Topics
SOC 591 Seminar

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 431 Genes, Development & Evolution
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 591 Seminar

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
APM 591 Seminar
ASM 494 Special Topics
ASM 591 Seminar
BIO 311 Biology and Society
BIO 318 History of Medicine
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
BIO 591 Seminar
GPH 494 Special Topics
GPH 591 Seminar
HON 394 Special Topics
HPS 331 History of Medicine
HPS 340 Biology and Society
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar
HPS 499 Individualized Instruction
MAT 494 Special Topics
PSY 494 Special Topics
PSY 591 Seminar
SOC 591 Seminar

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 590 Reading and Conference

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 311 Biology and Society
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
HON 494 Special Topics
HPS 340 Biology and Society
HPS 498 Pro-Seminar

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. M.D Laubichler. Richard Goldschmidt. Brenner’s Online Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition. Elsevier (2013).

  2. A. Wiek, M. Bernstein, M.D. Laubichler, G. Caniglia, B. Minteer, D.J. Lang. A Global Classroom for Sustainability Education. Creative Education (2013).

  3. M.D. Laubichler, J. Maienschein and J. Renn. Computational Perspectives in the History of Science. Isis (2013).

  4. Review of: Once we all had gills: growing up an evolutionist in an evolving world. The Quarterly Review of Biology (2013).

  5. Review of: The Metamorphosis of Plants. The Quarterly Review of Biology (2013).

  6. O. Leimar, K. Hartfelder, M.D.Laubichler, R.E. Page. Development and Evolution of caste dimorphism in honey bees - a modeling approach. Ecology and Evolution (2012).

  7. T.A Linksvayer, J.Fewell, J.Gadau and M.D. Laubichler. Developmental Evolution in Social Insects – Regulatory Networks from Genes to Societies. Journal of Experimental Zoology: Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution (2012).

  8. Review of: Cell to Civilizations. Science (2012).

  9. Book chapter: J. Maienschein and M.D. Laubichler. Charles Gillispie in the Digital Age. A Master of Science History: Essays in Honor of Charles Coulston Gillispie. Springer (2012).

  10. Book chapter: Manfred D Laubichler. Future Challenges and Perspectives in the History of the Life Sciences: An Appreciation of the Rheinberger Model. Festkolloquium für Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. Max Planck Institute für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (2012).

  11. D. Krakauer, J.P Collins, J.C, Flack, W. Fontana M.D. Laubichler, S. Prohaska, P. Stadler and G. West. The Challenges and Scope of Theoretical Biology. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2011).

  12. Book chapter: M.D. Laubichler. Embryonalentwicklung. Eine Naturgeschichte für das 21. Jahrhundert. Homage a, zu Ehren von, in honor of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. Max Planck Institute für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (2011).

  13. J. Maienschein and M.D. Laubichler. The Embryo Project: An integrated approach to history, practices and social contexts of embryo research. Journal of the History of Biology (2010).

  14. M.D. Laubichler and J. Maienschein. Politics in Biology (Keynote Article). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester (2010).

  15. Review of: Heuschrecken, a play. Science (2010).

  16. Review of: The Tragic Sense of Life. Bulletin for the History of Medicine (2010).

  17. Review of: Weltwissen, an Exhibit. Science (2010).

  18. Book chapter: M.D. Laubichler. Embryonalentwicklung,. Eine Naturgeschichte für das 21. Jahrhundert. Homage a, zu Ehren von, in honor of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger. Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (2010).

  19. Book chapter: M.D. Laubichler. Entwicklung. Evolution. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, Metzler Verlag. Metzler Verlag (2010).

  20. Book chapter: M.D. Laubichler. Mathematik und Statistik. Evolution. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Metzler Verlag (2010).

  21. Book chapter: M.D. Laubichler. Modellorganismen. Evolution. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Metzler Verlag (2010).

  22. Book chapter: M.D. Laubichler. Organismus. Evolution. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Metzler Verlag (2010).

  23. M.D. Laubichler. Robert Lepage’s Vision. Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Jahrbuch 2009/2010 (2010).

  24. M.D. Laubichler. Urknall? Darwin?. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (2010).

  25. M.D. Laubichler and W.Callebaut. The Moody’s Virus Attacks the U.S. National Science Board. Biological Theory (2010).

  26. Y. Elkana, M.D. Laubichler and A. Wilkins. Call to Reshape University Curricula. Nature (2010).

  27. Laubichler, Manfred D. D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson: On Growth and Form. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Volume 16. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  28. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. August Weismann. Evolution: The first four Billion Years. Harvard University Press (2009).

  29. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Bernhard Rensch. Evolution: The first four Billion Years. Harvard University Press (2009).

  30. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Berthold Hölldobler and E.O. Wilson: The Ants. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Volume 7. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  31. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Berthold Hölldobler/ E.O. Wilson: Biogramm. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Volume 7. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  32. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson: Biogramm. Kindlers Literatur Literaturlexikon, Volume 16. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  33. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Erwin Schrödinger: Biogramm. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Volume 14. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  34. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Erwin Schrôdinger: What is Life?. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Volume 14. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  35. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Homology. Evolution: The first four Billion Years. Harvard University Press (2009).

  36. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Hugo de Vries. Evolution: The first four Billion Years. Harvard University Press (2009).

  37. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Ivan Schmalhausen. Evolution: The first four Billion Years. Harvard University Press (2009).

  38. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Jacob von Uexküll: Biogramm. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon Volume 16. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  39. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Jacob von Uexküll: Theoretische Biologie. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Volume 16. Kindler Verlag (2009).

  40. Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich. Konrad Lorenz: Biogramm. Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, Volume 10. Kindler Verlag (2009).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Maienschein,Jane Ann * , Hackett,Edward John , Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich , Parker,John , . WORKSHOP: Data Management and Data Sharing Workshop for Science and Technology Studies. NSF-SES (6/1/2014 - 5/31/2015).
  2. Maienschein,Jane Ann * Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich . Doctoral Dissertation Research: Degeneration in Miniature: History of Cell Death and Aging Research in the Twentieth Century. NSF-SES (3/15/2013 - 10/31/2013).
  3. Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich * Maienschein,Jane Ann . Ecology Evolution and Development: The Conceptual Foundations of Adaptive Phenotypic Plasticity in Evolutionary Ecology. NSF-SES (2/1/2013 - 3/31/2015).
  4. Maienschein,Jane Ann * Collins,James Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich . CREATIV: A Digital HPS Infrastructure for Understanding Biodiversity. NSF-SES (9/15/2012 - 8/31/2015).
  5. Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich * Page Jr,Robert Eugene . Global Classroom - Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century with International Perspective. Leuphana Univ (6/1/2012 - 12/31/2015).
  6. Maienschein,Jane Ann * Collins,James Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich . Standard Research: Establishing a STS Informatics Infrastructure and Training Program. NSF-SES (9/15/2011 - 8/31/2013).
  7. Maienschein,Jane Ann * Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich . SGTR: The Embryo Project Training and Research. NSF-SES (8/15/2010 - 8/31/2015).
  8. Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich * . Postdoctoral Fellowship: Using Informatics to Advance History and Philosophy of Science Research. NSF-SES (9/15/2009 - 8/31/2012).
  9. Maienschein,Jane Ann * Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich Marchant,Gary E Sarewitz,Daniel Sarewitz,Daniel . Understanding Agents of Scientific Change: The Case of Embryo Research. NSF-SBE (8/1/2007 - 12/31/2011).
  10. Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich * . CAREER: Twentieth Century Theories of Development in Context. NSF-SES (8/1/2007 - 5/31/2013).
  11. Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich * . CAREER: Twentieth Century Theories of Development in Context. NSF-SES (6/1/2007 - 5/31/2012).
  12. Maienschein,Jane Ann * Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich Marchant,Gary E Sarewitz,Daniel Sarewitz,Daniel . Understanding Agents of Scientific Change: The Case of Embryo Research. NSF-SBE (1/1/2007 - 9/30/2007).
  13. Rikakis,Thanassis * , Akay,Metin , Bedard,Roger Lee , Benin,Mary Holland , Birchfield,David A , Brungart,Jennifer , Campana,Ellen , Campana,Ellen , Candan,Kasim Selcuk , Clark,Douglas B , He,Jiping , Homa,Donald L , Ingalls,Todd Matthew , Isaac,Gwyneira , James,Jodi H , Karam,Lina , Kelliher,Aisling G , Kelliher,Aisling G , Laubichler,Manfred Dietrich , Leanos,John Jota , Mcbeath,Michael , Nelson,Brian Carl , Panchanathan,Sethuraman , Panchanathan,Sethuraman , Presson,Clark Cortelyou , Qian,Gang , Qian,Gang , Rodriguez,Armando A , Santello,Marco , Savenye,Wilhelmina C , Somerville,Susan Clare , Spanias,Andreas Savva , Spanias,Andreas Savva , Steinmetz,Peter Nathan , Sundaram,Hari , Sundaram,Hari , Thornburg,Harvey Devoe , Thornburg,Harvey Devoe , . IGERT: An Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Research and Education Initiative for Experimental Media. NSF-EHR (10/1/2005 - 9/30/2012).

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Service

  1. Nexus Lab in Digital Humanities, Advisory Committee (2013 - present)
  2. Santa Fe Institute, External Professor (2012 - present)
  3. CAS at ASU, Director, Evolutionary Theory (2011 - present)
  4. CAS at ASU, Director, Evolutionary Theory (2011 - present)
  5. Complex Adaptive Systems Institute Planning Committee, Member (2011 - present)
  6. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge: Edition Open Access, Editorial Board (2011 - present)
  7. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge: Edition Open Access, Editorial Board (2011 - present)
  8. Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge: Edition Open Access, Editorial Board (2011 - present)
  9. Origins Project, Associate Director (2011 - present)
  10. Origins Project, Associate Director (2011 - present)
  11. Origins Project, Associate Director (2011 - present)
  12. Archimedes, Associate editor (2010 - present)
  13. Archimedes, Associate editor (2010 - present)
  14. Archimedes, Associate editor (2010 - present)
  15. Marine Biological Laboratory, Adjunct Scientist (2010 - present)
  16. Marine Biological Laboratory, Adjunct Scientist (2010 - present)
  17. Sources and Studies in the History of Quantitative Biology, Associate Editor (2009 - present)
  18. Sources and Studies in the History of Quantitative Biology, Associate Editor (2009 - present)
  19. Sources and Studies in the History of Quantitative Biology, Associate Editor (2009 - present)
  20. Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Co-Director (2009 - present)
  21. Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Co-Director (2009 - present)
  22. Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Co-Director (2009 - present)
  23. Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Editorial Board/Contributing Editor (2008 - present)
  24. Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Editorial Board/Contributing Editor (2008 - present)
  25. Archive for History of Exact Sciences, Editorial Board/Contributing Editor (2008 - present)
  26. Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, External Faculty and Scientific member (2007 - present)
  27. Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, External Faculty and Scientific member (2007 - present)
  28. International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Member of the Counsel (2007 - present)
  29. International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Member of the Counsel (2007 - present)
  30. International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Member of the Counsel (2007 - present)
  31. International Institute for Species Exploration, Campus Advisory Committee (2007 - present)
  32. International Institute for Species Exploration, Campus Advisory Committee (2007 - present)
  33. International Institute for Species Exploration, Campus Advisory Committee (2007 - present)
  34. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, Editorial Board/Contributing Editor (2006 - present)
  35. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, Editorial Board/Contributing Editor (2006 - present)
  36. Biological Theory, Founding Associate Editor (2004 - present)
  37. Biological Theory, Founding Associate Editor (2004 - present)
  38. Center for Biology and Society, Member (2004 - present)
  39. Center for Biology and Society, Member (2004 - present)
  40. Center for Biology and Society, Member (2004 - present)

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Areas of Expertise

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Spoken Languages: English, German

Expertise in:
  • Biology; theoretical biology, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, evolutionary developmental biology, complex adaptive systems, complexity theory
  • History; History and philosophy of science