Athena Aktipis

Athena Aktipis

Faculty Associate, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics
Faculty Associate, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Faculty Associate, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Bio

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."