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Research Interests: Dr. Lee Alan Dugatkin

Dr. Dugatkin is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Biology at The University of Louisville. His main area of research interest is the evolution of social behavior. He is currently studying the evolution of cooperation, the evolution of aggression, the interaction between genetic and cultural evolution, the evolution of antibiotic resistance, the evolution of senescence and the evolution of risk-taking behavior.

Dr. Dugatkin has had the privilege of speaking at over seventy major universities all around the world including Harvard University, Oxford University (England), Cornell University, The University of Chicago, The University of Copenhagen (Denmark), The University of Helsinki (Finland), Charles University (The Czech Republic), The University of Groningen (Holland), National Taiwan University (Taiwan), The London School of Economics (England), Cambridge University (England), and many others.  He is a contributing author to Scientific American, Slate Magazine, The New Scientist, Newsday, Cerebrum, BioScience and The Wilson Quarterly.

Dr. Dugatkin is the author of over 150 articles on evolution and behavior in such journals as Nature, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and The Proceedings of The Royal Society of London. He has published three books on the evolution of cooperation: Cooperation among Animals: An Evolutionary Perspective, Oxford University Press, 1997. Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees, The Free Press, 1999. The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness, Princeton University Press, 2006. These books have been translated into German, Chinese, Korean and Japanese and Spanish.

Dr. Dugatkin is the author of two textbooks: 1) Principles of Animal Behavior (W.W. Norton, 1st edition, 2004, second edition, 2009, 3rd edition, April 2013). 2) Along with coauthor, Carl Bergstrom,  a new textbook, Evolution (WW Norton, 2012).  Dr. Dugatkin is also author of Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose (The University of Chicago Press,2009) and his latest trade book is The Prince of Evolution (2011).

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