People

Center Director

Randolph M. Nesse
Foundation Professor of Life Sciences
Director, ASU Center for Evolution & Medicine; 
nesse@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-9944
Office: LSC 210C
 Expertise: Biomedicine, diseases, emotion, evolution, stress
 
Anne Stone
Associate Director, ASU Center for Evolution & Medicine; 
Director, Center for Bioarchaeological Research
Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
acstone@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6310 , Office: LSE 432
Expertise: Anthropological genetics, evolution, evolutionary biology, primates, ancient DNA, evolution of disease, biogeography

Core Faculty

 C. Athena Aktipis
 Assistant Professor
 Department of Psychology
 aktipis@asu.edu
 Phone: 480-965-9944
 Office: LSA 351
 Expertise: Evolution, cancer, cooperation and conflict across systems 
 
Sara Brownell, sols, asu, evolution, medicineSara Brownell
Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences 
Office: LSA 204
Expertise: Diverse Populations, Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Equity, Science Education
 
 Kenneth Buetow
 Professor
 School of Life Sciences; Director, Computational Science and Informatics Core Program
 Phone: 480-965-1381
 Office: LSC 214
Expertise: Functional genomics, evolution and bioinformatics
 
Katie HindeKatie Hinde
Associate Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Phone: 480-965-4000
Office: LSC 216
Expertise: How variation in mother's milk and behavioral care influences infant outcomes from post-natal life into adulthood and inter-generationally; Organization of personality/temperament
Magdalena Hurtado
Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Office: Matthews Center 206
Expertise: Human evolution ecology, emergence, epidemiological anthropology 
 

Jeffrey D. Jensen
Professor
School of Life Sciences
Office: LSC 222
Phone: 480-965-1447
Expertise: Population genetics 
Manfred D. Laubichler
President's Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology, School of Life Sciences, 
Director, ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems,
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Phone: 480-965-5481
Office: LSA 256/269
Expertise: Theoretical biology, evolutionary biology, complex adaptive systems
 
Melissa A. Wilson Sayres
Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences
Melissa.Wilsonsayres@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6366
Office: LSC 462
Expertise: Genomics, bioinformatics, populations, evolution, theoretical biology, reproduction
 
Jay Taylor
Associate Professor
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
jetaylo6@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-2641
Office: PSA 447
Expertise: Evolutionary biology, statistics, probability, applied mathematics, mathematical biology
 
Benjamin Trumble 
Assistant Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Phone: 480-965-1394
Office: LSC 218
Expertise: Integrative anthropological studies 
 

Post-doctoral Scholars

Dan Grunspan
Post-doctoral scholar
Center for Evolution & Medicine 
Phone: 480-965-1528
Office: LSC 224
Expertise:  Evolutionary medicine education, equity and STEM education, student networks in large classrooms, human social learning behaviors.
 
Karla Moeller
Post-doctoral scholar
Center for Evolution & Medicine 
Phone: 480-965-1553
Office: LSC 224
Expertise:  Ecophysiology, science communication, reptiles
 

Affiliated Faculty

Michael Barton
Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change 
Phone: 480-965-6262
Office: SHESC 152A
Expertise:  Archaeology, Human ecology and landscapes, hunter-gatherers and agricultural origins, geoarchaeology, geospatial technology and computer modeling, lithic technology, evolutionary theory
 
Amy Boddy
Assistant Research Professor
The Biodesign Institute
Expertise:  Evolutionary medicine, life history trade-offs, comparative oncology, molecular biology and genomics, microchimerism
 
Alex Brewis Slade
Director and Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change 
Phone: 480-727-9879
Office: SHESC 206
Expertise:  Biocultural approaches to human health & nutrition, stigma, obesity, human dimensions of climate change; pacific islands 
 
Reed Cartwright
Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences 
Phone: 480-965-9949
Office: BDA 224
Expertise: Bioinformatics, evolution, genetics, genomics, modeling, phylogenetics
 
James Collins
Virginia M. Ullman Professor
School of Life Sciences
Phone: 480-965-4578
Office: LSC 402/410
Expertise: Biodiversity, conservation, ecology, environmental ethics, evolution, history of science
 
Sudhindra R. Gadagkar
Associate Professor
Midwestern University
Phone: 623-572-3855
Expertise: Biomedical sciences, molecular evolutionary biology 
 
Jürgen GadauJürgen Gadau
Professor
School of Life Sciences 
Phone: 480-965-2349
Office: ISTB1 326
Expertise: Evolution, genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, populations, social insects
 
Ian Gilby 
Assistant Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change  
Phone: 480-965-3807
Expertise: Biological roots of human cooperation, evolution of cooperation in primates, chimpanzee behavioral ecology
 
Jon Harrison
Professor
School of Life Sciences
Phone: 480-965-9459
Office: ISTB1 324
Expertise: Bioimaging, climate change, evolution, insects, metabolism, physiology
 
Kim Hill
Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change 
Kim.Hill@asu.edu
Office: SHESC 371
Expertise: Evolutionary ecology, hunter-gatherers, human evolution, evolution of culture 
 
Daniel Hruschka
Associate Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change 
Phone: 480-965-3087 
Office: Matthews Center 203M
Expertise: Medical anthropology, biocultural anthropology 
 
Bruce Kaplan
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Professor in School for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Phone: 602-496-0594
Expertise: Transplantation, Immunology, Immunopharmacology
 
Bertram Jacobs
Director, School of Life Sciences; Professor
School of Life Sciences
Phone: 480-965-4684
Office: LSE 219
Expertise: Diseases, health, microbiology, molecular biology, science and society, vaccines, viruses
 
Douglas Kenrick
Professor
Department of Psychology
douglas.kenrick@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-7249
Office: PSY B249
Expertise: Integrating models from evolutionary biology and cognitive science to study the effects of fundamental social motivations
 
William Kimbel
Center Director and Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change and The Institute of Human Origins 
wkimbel.iho@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6582
Office: SS 103
Expertise: Paleoanthropology, plio-pleistocene hominid evolution, late pleistocene human evolution, evolutionary theory, systematics
 
Kevin Langergraber
Assistant Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Kevin.Langergraber@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-8620
Office: SHESC 233
Expertise: Primate molecular and behavioral ecology, conservation genetics
 
Jane Maienschein
Regents', President's, and Parents Association Professor
School of Life Sciences
maienschein@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-6105
Office: LSC 284
Expertise: Bioethics, history of science, philosophy of science, science and society, science communication, science policy
 
Sarah Mathew
Assistant Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Sarah.Mathew@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-3468
Office: SHESC 356
Expertise: Evolution of cooperation; norms, enforcement, and the evolutionary origins of morality; cultural evolution, warfare, the Turkana
 
Steven Neuberg
Professor
Department of Psychology
Phone: 480-965-7845
Office: USE132
Expertise: Social values and stigma; prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination, motivation influences on cognition, evolutionary approaches to human sociality, religion and conflict
 
Susanne Pfeifer
Assistant Professor
School of Life Sciences
Office: LSE 517
Expertise: Mutation rates, variation
 
 
Kaye Reed
President's Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Phone: 480-727-6583
Office: SS 218E
Expertise: Early hominid paleoecology, human evolution, primate evolution, functional morphology, community ecology, faunal analysis
 
Gary Schwartz
Associate Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Phone: 480-727-8684
Office: SHESC 367
Expertise: Primate and human evolution, evolutionary-developmental biology, growth and development, dental histology 
 
Joan Silk
Professor
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Phone: 480-965-5016
SHESC 352
Expertise: Primate behavioral ecology, social behavior and cooperation
Brian Smith, SoLS, evolution medicineBrian Smith
Professor
School of Life Sciences
Phone: 480-727-0655
Office: ISTB1 322
Expertise: Behavior, bioimaging, communication, learning/memory, mathematical biology, neurobiology
 
Cynthia Stonnington
Chair, Psychiatry and Psychology
The Mayo Clinic
Stonnington.Cynthia@mayo.edu
Expertise: Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, psychosomatic illness
 
 
Arvind Varsani
Associate Professor
The Biodesign Institute, Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics 
Phone: (480)727-2093
Office: LSC 216
Expertise:  Molecular virologist, microscopy , molecular and cellular biology, sequencing, synthetic biology, bioinformatics
 
Amber Wutich
Associate Professor
The School of Human Evolution and Social Change 
Phone: 480-965-9010
Office: SHESC 166
Expertise: Ecological, economic and biocultural anthropology; water and food insecurity, institutions, social networks, field methods, stigma and injustice 
 

Administration and Staff

Kathy Holladay
Assistant Director
kholladay@asu.edu

Phone: 480-965-9946
Office: LSC 210
 
 
Jason Krell
Communications & Events Coordinator
Jason.Krell@asu.edu

Phone: 480-727-1233
Office: LSC 210
 
 
Lenora Ott
Education Program Coordinator Sr.
Lenora.Ott@asu.edu

Phone: 480-965-9945
Office: LSC 210
 
 
Jaclyn Smith
Business Operations Specialist
j.m.smith@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-1313

Office: LSC 210

 

Student Staff

Suhail Ghafoor
Web Developer
saghafoo@asu.edu
Phone: 480-965-9944
Office: LSC 210