Amy M. Boddy

Amy M. Boddy is a human biologist and evolutionary theorist in the Department of Anthropology and 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. Current research topics include evolution and cancer, comparative oncology, intragenomic conflict, cellular life history trade-offs, and early life adversity and cancer. In addition to her cancer research, she studies maternal/fetal conflict theory and the consequences of fetal microchimeric cells in maternal health and disease.

Recent Posts

February 25, 2019 in Biology, Gender, Health

A Mother’s Mismatch: Why Cancer Has Deep Evolutionary Roots

While cancer is not exclusively a disease of modern environments, many modern environmental changes influence our disease susceptibility.
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