Colloquium: Boddy on the evolutionary theory of life histories and cancer risk

Dr. Boddy

This week’s seminar in the Biology Colloquium series features Amy Boddy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Body studies the application of evolutionary theory to human health and disease risk, and she will discuss the interactions between life history strategies — how fast organisms mature, how many offspring they produce, and how much they invest in those offspring — and cancer risk. Her talk will be entitled, “Life history trade-offs in cancer”

Because CSUN has suspended large in-person meetings to help slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus, this week’s Colloquium will be presented by videoconference on the Zoom service. You can watch the presentation on Friday at 2pm via this meeting link, with passcode 8596. (Following the link may prompt the installation of the Zoom app in order to display video.)