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Former Postdocs

Cécilia Bognon

Cécilia Bognon completed her PhD at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (IHPST) where she examined the role played by the investigation of nutrition, and the constitution of the concept of metabolism, in the emergence of biology in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her current research draws on the historical and conceptual analyses of ‘metabolism’ undertaken in her doctoral dissertation, and contextualizes the current problems raised by microbiome research for the notion of biological identity in the light of the inherited complex conceptual structure of the notion of metabolism. She currently holds a postdoctoral position in Paris.

Oliver Lean

Oliver Lean joined the group in 2019, and his work with us focused on causal and informational concepts in molecular biology, and the relationship between traditional metaphysics and contemporary scientific practice, especially data-driven research. He is now pursuing alt-ac careers in Calgary.

Former Master’s Students

Daniel G. Swaim

The first MA student in the lab, Daniel joined at LSU in 2014. After writing a thesis on the role of dispositional properties in evolutionary theory (and with a co-authored publication in the works), he went on to start PhD study at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. Learn more…

Former Bachelor’s Students

Chris Eddy

Chris joined us at LSU, and worked on extending our work in digital humanities and applying it to an exciting set of questions in the study of complex systems and emergence. He then pursued a doctorate in education at Harvard.