Athena Aktipis

Athena Aktipis is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Arizona State University, co-Director of the Human Generosity Project and Director of Human and Social Evolution and co-founder of the Center for Evolution and Cancer at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Aktipis completed her BA at Reed College (Psychology), her PhD at University of Pennsylvania (Psychology) and post-doctoral work at University of Arizona (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). She is a cooperation theorist, theoretical evolutionary biologist, and cancer biologist who now works at the intersection of these fields.  Dr. Aktipis is the author of the forthcoming book from Princeton University Press “Evolution in the flesh: Cancer and the transformation of life.”

Recent Posts

July 19, 2016 in Biology

Revolutionary biology: Evolutionary biology and ecology of cancer summer school supports a growing field

The opportunities for applying formal tools from evolutionary biology and ecology to cancer are vast, a fact that was recognized by pioneers in the field of evolution and cancer, many…
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January 8, 2016 in Health

Cancer and the transformation of life: An Interview with Athena Aktipis

An insightful interview with Athena Aktipis on cancer research from an evolutionary perspective.
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