Athena Aktipis is a cooperation theorist, cancer biologist and social psychologist who studies cooperation across systems from human sharing to the evolution of multicellularity and cancer. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, co-Director of The Human Generosity Project, co-leader of the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center and a member of the Center for Evolution and Medicine and the Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy at Arizona State University. She is the author of Evolution in the Flesh and The Cheating Cell: How Evolution Helps Us Understand and Treat Cancer.
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 of whom came together in at the Wellcome Genome Campus to teach at the EBEC summer school. And if this summer school is any indication, this initially very quiet evolution revolution in cancer biology is starting to get rowdy.
Lessons from Small-scale Societies and Biological Collectives about How to Manage Catastrophic Risk- 1.5 hour Free Seminar and Q&A