James DiFrisco

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James DiFrisco is a philosopher of science and theoretical biologist working on themes in developmental and evolutionary biology.

He obtained his PhD in 2015 at KU Leuven (Belgium) and went on to a research fellowship at the interdisciplinary Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Austria, where he worked on issues surrounding biological individuality and levels of organisation.

In 2018, he returned to Leuven for a research fellowship focused on developing a dynamical systems approach to issues in evolutionary-developmental biology. This led to a project on the developmental basis of modular, individuated characters, carried out in collaboration with the lab of Günter Wagner at Yale University. As of 2023, he will join the Francis Crick Institute to lead a research group dedicated to conceptual theoretical biology.

Qualifications and history

2015
KU Leuven, Belgium
PhD in Philosophy
2015
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
Postdoctoral Fellow
2017
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Austria
Hans Przibram Fellow
2018
KU Leuven, Belgium
Postdoctoral Fellow
2020
Yale University
Visiting Scholar, Systems Biology Institute
2021
KU Leuven, Belgium
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
2023
Francis Crick Institute
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