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Eric Libby

Assistant professor at Umeå University interested in the evolution of biological complexity

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Team members

Principle Investigator

Eric Libby: I am captivated by the diverse spectrum of life and want to find general principles/theory that explains how it arises and evolves.



Former PhDs

Yuriy Pichugin Yuriy was a PhD student at Massey University in New Zealand. He just successfully defended his thesis on multicellularity and the evolution of Darwinian individuals. Congratulations to him!






Former REUs

Emma Wolinsky Emma came to SFI from UC Berkeley during the summer of 2014. She worked on models of the evolution of primitive developmental programs in Pseudomonas fluorescens . We published our results in the journal Evolutionary Ecology .







Justin Carmichael Justin came to SFI from the University of New Mexico during the summer of 2015 to work with Andrew Berdahl and me on the evolution of collective movement.







Taylor Wehrs Taylor came to SFI from Doane University during the summer of 2016 to work with me on the evolution of morphology using Avida. The research is ongoing and will hopefully be published some time soon.






Graduate and Undergraduate Researchers

Your name here! Opportunities abound. We have a PhD position funded. Please email me if you are interested.