Michael Lynch

Author: Michael Lynch

Profile: Michael Lynch (geneticist) is born in Auburn, New York, USA. He completed his education at the University of Minnesota, Indiana University and Arizona State University. He is well known for his contributions to Population Genetics and Quantitative Genetics.

He has been elected member of National Academy of Sciences, (Evolutionary Biology) USA in the year 2009. Michael is the Director of the Biodesign Institute for Mechanisms of Evolution at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Besides this, a Distinguished Professorship of Evolution, Population Genetics and Genomics at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, has been held by him.  A two volume textbook with Bruce Walsh which is popularly considered as the ‘Bible’ of quantitative genetics, has also been written by him besides over 250 papers especially in population genetics. Two other books have also been published by Michael alongside this textbook. At St. Bonaventure, he has been a Biology undergraduate and in 1973 received a B.S. in Biology. In 1977 he was awarded his PhD degree from the University of Minnesota (Ecology and Behavioral Biology)

Writing style: Michael Lynch’s scientific career fields include Genetics, Evolution and Population Genetics. In the effort of explaining genomic architecture based on the effects of population sizes in various lineages, he has been an important source in the promotion of neutral theories. His point of view on genomic architecture has been presented comprehensively in, ‘The Origins of Genome Architecture’ his 2007 book.

Published Texts:

2003 – Mao

1992 – Reaction and Revolution: Russia 1894-1924

2007 – The Origins of Genome Architecture

2010 – The Chinese Civil War 1945-1949

1998 – Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits

2008 – Access to History Britain 1945 – 2007

2008 – Access to History the People’s Republic China 1949-1976

2012 – Hitler

1996 – China: From Empire to People’s Republic, 1900-49

Baseball’s Untold History: The World Series (2 editions)

1990 – Stalin and Khrushchev: The USSR, 1924-1964

2008 – Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting

2015 – Baseball’s Untold History: The People

1998 – The People’s Republic of China 1949-1990 (2 editions)

Baseball’s Untold History: The Wild Side (2 editions)

1994 – Scientific Practice and Ordinary Action: Ethnomethodology and Social Studies of Science

2005 – Access to History: Reaction and Revolution: Russia 1894-1924 (Third Edition) (10 editions)

2008 – Access to History Britain 1900-51 (4 editions)

2008 – From Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894-1941

1994 – The Interregnum 1649-60  (2 editions)

2011 – Underlife and Portico (3 editions)

2005 – Bolshevik and Stalinist Russia 1918-56

2015 – Access to History: Britain 1951-2007 (3 editions)

2008 – Access to History: Stalin’s Russia 1924-53 (Fourth Edition)

1996 – The Spectacle of History: Speech, Text and Memory at the Iran-Contra Hearings (5 editions)

2013 – Access to History for the IB Diploma: Origins and development of authoritarian and single-party states (4 editions)

2015 – Access to History: Russia 1894-1941 for OCR Second Edition (4 editions)

Access to History: Mao’s China 1936-97 Third Edition

1990 – Representation in Scientific Practice

Awards and Acknowledgements:

2013 – President of the Genetics Society of America