Research Initiatives

Biology and Society is home to both traditional and more collaborative research projects that draw on the interdisciplinary strengths of programs in the history and philosophy of science, environmental sciences, and bioethics, policy and law.

Biology Education

Biology education research investigates the fundamental and applied aspects of teaching and learning in biology. ASU biology education researchers primarily focus on questions about how to create inclusive undergraduate biology learning environments.

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The Brownell Biology Education Research Lab

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The Cooper Biology Education Research Lab

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RISE Center

Computational History and Philosophy of Science

We use a variety of computational tools and techniques to aid historical and philosophical study of the life sciences.

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Digital Innovation Group (DigInG)

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Global Biosocial Complexity Initiative

Environmental History, Ecology, and Economics

Biology and Society researchers explore the historical, ethical, philosophical, ecological, and economic dimensions of human interactions with the environment.

Ethics in the Life Sciences

Biology and Society researchers combine bioethics, environmental ethics, research ethics, and science studies to bring multiple critical perspectives to bear on ethical issues in the life sciences.

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Environmental ethics

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Ethics education

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Ethics & governance

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Neuroscience & society

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SOLS Life Science Ethics

History and Philosophy of Science

The interdisciplinary field of history and philosophy of science examines the conceptual foundations of science and the connections of science to society.

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Finding Philosophy in Science

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Carnap Project

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Embryo Project

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History of Biology Seminar at the MBL

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HPS Repository

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Neuroimmunophilosophy Project

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Regeneration research

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Embryo Tales

Completed projects

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A Wilder Kingdom Workshop

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ASU International Conference on Culture and Power in China's History

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Digital HPS

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Fire and History, Worlds and Words

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Global classrooms

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MBL History Project

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Research Coordination Network