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Richard Lenski

Hannah Distinguished Professor

2209 Biomedical Physical Science
East Lansing, Mi 48824-4320
Tel: (517) 355-6463


Studies the ecological processes and genetic mechanisms that cause evolutionary change. Studies microorganisms in order to take advantage of their rapid generations and large populations, which make it feasible to test evolutionary hypotheses by direct experimentation. Also looks at the evolution of artificial life, in the form of self-replicating computer programs that mutate at random, compete for CPU time and, thereby, adapt by natural selection to become faster and more efficient replicators.

Devolab: The Digital Evolution Laboratory

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MSU Faculty of Computing and Information
310 Auditorium Building
East Lansing, Michigan
Tel: (517) 355-9300
Fax: (517) 355-8363