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IBG Faculty Fellows


26 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-026
phone: (303) 492-2890
fax: (303) 492-5777

Research Interests:

The genetic basis of evolutionary adaptation and brain mechanisms underlying adaptive behaviors.


Carol B. Lynch has been Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1992. She is also a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Fellow of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics.

She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, her M.A. from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. She held a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics of the University of Colorado. Much of her professional career was spent at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut as a Professor of Biology, and Dean of the Sciences. She has received a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and was President of the Behavior Genetics Association. Prior to coming to the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dr. Lynch was the Program Director in Population Biology and Physiological Ecology at the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Lynch is Past-President of the Western Association of Graduate Schools and has served on the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools, as well as the Executive Committee of the Council on Research Policy and Graduate Education at the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC). In 2002-2002, she served as the inaugural CGS/NSF Dean in Residence.


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