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Manfred Laubichler

Ph.D., Yale University, 1997

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Core Scholarly Themes: Theoretical Biology, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, History of Biology

Research Interests: Dr Laubichler's research covers three distinct yet overlapping areas. His work in theoretical biology is focused on conceptual and mathematical issues, such as the problem of defining biological characters in development and evolution, the homology problem, and the theory of epistatic and epigenetic effects.

In History of Biology Dr. Laubichler specializes on 19th and 20th century biology. He is especially interested in the history of theoretical biology and the history of embryology and developmental biology. He is writing a book on the history of theoretical biology and is working on several projects in the history of developmental biology and the cultural history of Fin-de-Siecle biology.

Dr.Laubichler serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Encyclopedia of the History of Biology, a project he develops with Hans-Joerg Rheinbergers group the [Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science] in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Laubichler serves on the editorial board of the [Journal of the History of Biology], the Journal of Experimental Zoology, [Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution], where he is subject editor for the series of vignettes in the history of evolutionary developmental biology. and the [advisory board of History & Philosophy of the Life Sciences].

Dr. Laubichler is a member of the [Center for Biology and Society] at ASU and a counseling Scientist of the [Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research] in Altenberg, Austria, and collaborates with the Institute for Theoretical Biology at the [Humboldt University] in Berlin, Germany.

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Selected Publications:
M.D.Laubichler (2004).
Entwicklung und Evolution, Fischer Verlag; (forthcoming)

M.D.Laubichler and J. Maienschein (eds.) (2004).
From Embryology to Evo-Devo:A History of Embryology in the 20th Century, MIT Press, Dibner Series (forthcoming)

M.Hagner and M.D. Laubichler (eds.) (2004)
Die Bedeutung des Allgemeinen in den Wissenschaften des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Diaphanes Verlag (forthcoming)