Prof. Ph.D. Manfred Laubichler

Manfred D. Laubichler, Ph.D. is President’s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at Arizona State University. At ASU he serves as Director of the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Associate Director of the Origins Project and Director of the ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems.

He is an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Klosterneuburg, Austria, an Adjunct Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

As Adjunct Professor at Leuphana University Lueneburg, Faculty of Sustainability, Institute for Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research (IETSR) he contributes to the third-party funded project ‚Complexity or Control? Paradigms for Sustainable Development‘ with his knowledge and expertise in the field of ‚Knowledge and media history of complexity‘. For further information, see

Prof. Laubichler is Associate Editor of Biological Theory and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, the Archive for the History of Exact Sciences, Archimedes, and the Max Planck Research Library for the History and Development of Knowledge.


  • MA, History, Princeton University, 1998
  • PhD, Biology, Yale University, 1997
  • MPhil, Biology, Yale University, 1993
  • MSc, Zoology, University of Vienna, 1991


  • Elected Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Former Fellow: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin