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AAGS: Life History Trade-offs in Reproduction and Cancer

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Condon Hall, 204
1321 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Speaker: Dr. Amy Boddy, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bio: Amy M. Boddy is a human biologist and evolutionary theorist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work uses applications from evolution and ecology to understand human health and disease. She uses a combination of genomics, computational biology and evolutionary theory to understand life history trade-offs between survival and reproduction across different levels of biological organization. One component of her research program examines how environmental cues, such as high extrinsic mortality, may guide resource allocations to cancer defenses and reproduction. Current cancer research topics include comparative oncology, intragenomic conflict, cellular life history trade-offs, and early life adversity and cancer outcomes later in life. In addition to her cancer research, she studies maternal/fetal conflict theory and the consequences of fetal microchimeric cells in maternal health and disease.

Presented by the Association of Anthropology Graduate Students.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Colloquium


College of Arts & Sciences, Anthropology

Target Audience

General Public, All Students, Faculty/Staff


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