Welcome to Dr. Chris Adami’s lab!

pictured, left to right: Dr. Chris Adami, Randy Olson, Dr. Arend Hintze, Dr. David Knoester, David Phillips, Jory Schossau, Sam Chapman, Bjørn Østman

Welcome to the Adami Lab at Michigan State University. We use tools from evolutionary biology, systems biology, computer science, and cognitive sciences to understand how simple rules give rise to complex systems and behaviors. Our main areas of interest are (in no particular order):

  • Evolution of cooperation
  • The role of epistasis in adaptation
  • Evolution of intelligence and cognition, including learning and memory
  • Effects of phenotypic plasticity on evolution
  • Adaptive radiation and speciation
  • Evolution of drug resistance in HIV-1
  • Evolution of behavior in animals (e.g., foraging, mate selection, swarming)
  • Evolution of networks (protein, gene regulatory, neural, metabolic, social)
  • Adami Lab Schedule

    April  2014
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    Events on April 21, 2014
    • Full day Media Workshop
      Starts: 12:00 AM
      Ends: April 22, 2014 - 12:00 AM
    • CSE 845 org Meeting
      Starts: 10:00 AM
      Ends: April 21, 2014 - 11:30 AM
    • MMG492
      Starts: 4:00 PM
      Ends: April 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM
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    Events on April 22, 2014
    • Mansky MMG session
      Starts: 9:30 AM
      Ends: April 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM
      Location: 2245 BPS
    • MSU Interview
      Starts: 10:15 AM
      Ends: April 22, 2014 - 11:15 AM
    • CSE 845
      Starts: 12:40 PM
      Ends: April 22, 2014 - 2:30 PM
    • MMG Seminar
      Starts: 4:10 PM
      Ends: April 22, 2014 - 5:10 PM
      Location: 1415 BPS
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    Events on April 23, 2014
    • Randy Comprehensive
      Starts: 10:00 AM
      Ends: April 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM
    • Group Meeting
      Starts: 10:00 AM
      Ends: April 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM
    • MMG Undergrad poster session
      Starts: 11:00 AM
      Ends: April 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM
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    Events on April 24, 2014
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    Events on April 25, 2014
    • EI Meeting
      Starts: 12:00 PM
      Ends: April 25, 2014 - 1:00 PM
    • My BEACON seminar
      Starts: 3:30 PM
      Ends: April 25, 2014 - 4:30 PM
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    Events on April 28, 2014
    • CSE 845 org Meeting
      Starts: 10:00 AM
      Ends: April 28, 2014 - 11:30 AM
    • MMG 492
      Starts: 4:00 PM
      Ends: April 28, 2014 - 6:00 PM
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    Events on April 29, 2014
    • MMG Seminar
      Starts: 4:10 PM
      Ends: April 29, 2014 - 5:10 PM
      Location: 1415 BPS
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    Events on April 30, 2014
    • Group Meeting
      Starts: 10:00 AM
      Ends: April 30, 2014 - 12:00 PM
    • CSE 845 Final Exam
      Starts: 12:45 PM
      Ends: April 30, 2014 - 2:45 PM