Chris is a computational biologist with a focus on theoretical, experimental and computational Darwinian evolution, studying how biological systems evolve from the simplest molecules to the most complex structures such as the human brain. A professor of microbiology and molecular genetics as well as physics and astronomy at Michigan State University, he uses mathematics and computation to understand how simple rules can give rise to the most complex systems and behaviors. Chris blogs at Spherical Harmonics and tweets at @ChristophAdami about trying to understand how the universe works, including people and animals. And plants and microbes. So, pretty much everything.