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I have a PhD, University of Chicago. I am a Professor of Philosophy and an affiliate in the Department of History and in theBehavior, Evolution, Ecology, and Systematics (BEES) Concentration Area, the Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Genomics (CBBG) Concentration Area, and the Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB) of the Biological Sciences Graduate Program (BISI). I am a philosopher of science and a historian of biology. I was President of the International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology. I was elected a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science and was designated a Distinguished Scholar/Teacher of the University of Maryland.My research focuses on reasoning in scientific change. My views on the development of scientific knowledge as progressing through iterative cycles of construction, evaluation, and revision of hypotheses. More specifically, I investigate the conceptual aspects of discovery of biological mechanisms from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century, such as evolutionary and genetic mechanisms. I also explore the implications of such discoveries for science education, medicine, and environmental policy. My current area of research is on computational methods for aiding the discovery of molecular biological and disease mechanisms.