MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2015
Research is on evolutionary biology focusing on causes and consequences of genetic variation; population genetics.
Emily Dolson, Assistant Professor
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2019
Research in my lab focuses on steering evolution in complex ecological communities, often by taking advantage of spatial heterogeneity. We study digital organisms with an emphasis on applications to evolutionary computation, cancer, and microbiome research.
Andrew O. Finley
MSU Department: Forestry, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2006.
Methodology for monitoring and modeling environmental processes; Bayesian statistics; spatial statistics; and statistical computing.
MSU Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Professor
Director of BEACON
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1972.
Genetic algorithms and evolutionary computation.
Richard E. Lenski
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1983.
Experimental evolution with microbes and digital organisms.
Robert T. Pennock
MSU Department: Lyman Briggs/Philosophy, University
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. 1991
Philosophy of biology; evolutionary computation; history & philosophy of science; science & values
John D. Robinson
MSU Department: FIsheries and WIldlife, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2011
Research Interests: Population and conservation genetics, demographic inference
Organisms: Freshwater and marine invertebrates, fish, plants
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 2011
Research focuses on the use of genomic tools in conjunction with traditional pathology tools to mitigate and respond to forest tree diseases (detection, identification, pathogenicity and population analysis), emerging endemic and exotic invasive pathogens.