C Athena Aktipis

Asst Professor

  • 1421 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
20042020
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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 1421 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 39 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Comment/debate
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2019

Energy oversupply to tissues: A single mechanism possibly underlying multiple cancer risk factors

Wu, D. J., Aktipis, C. A. & Pepper, J. W., Jan 21 2019, In : Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2019, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
risk factor
cancer
risk factors
somatic cells
neoplasms

Kin terms and fitness interdependence

Cronk, L., Steklis, D., Steklis, N., van den Akker, O. & Aktipis, C. A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Evolution and Human Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anthropology
Marriage
Terminology
genetic relationships
fitness
2018
2 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer initiation and progression within the cancer microenvironment

Leong, S. P., Aktipis, C. A. & Maley, C., Jul 11 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical and Experimental Metastasis. p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tumor Microenvironment
Neoplasms
Growth
Biological Phenomena
Melanoma
3 Citations (Scopus)

Cross-cultural invariances in the architecture of shame

Sznycer, D., Xygalatas, D., Agey, E., Alami, S., An, X. F., Ananyeva, K. I., Atkinson, Q. D., Broitman, B. R., Conte, T. J., Flores, C., Fukushima, S., Hitokoto, H., Kharitonov, A. N., Onyishi, C. N., Onyishi, I. E., Romero, P. P., Schrock, J. M., Snodgrass, J. J., Sugiyama, L. S., Takemura, K. & 6 othersTownsend, C., Zhuang, J. Y., Aktipis, C. A., Cronk, L., Cosmides, L. & Tooby, J., Sep 25 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 39, p. 9702-9707 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shame
Cultural Evolution
Theft
Action Potentials
Language
1 Citation (Scopus)
disaster recovery
disaster
economic recovery
hurricanes
disasters
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

Carbon dating cancer: Defining the chronology of metastatic progression in colorectal cancer

Lote, H., Spiteri, I., Ermini, L., Vatsiou, A., Roy, A., McDonald, A., Maka, N., Balsitis, M., Bose, N., Simbolo, M., Mafficini, A., Lampis, A., Hahne, J. C., Trevisani, F., Eltahir, Z., Mentrasti, G., Findlay, C., Kalkman, E. A. J., Punta, M., Werner, B. & 10 othersLise, S., Aktipis, C. A., Maley, C., Greaves, M., Braconi, C., White, J., Fassan, M., Scarpa, A., Sottoriva, A. & Valeri, N., Jun 1 2017, In : Annals of Oncology. 28, 6, p. 1243-1249 7 p., mdx074.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radiometric Dating
Chronology
Colorectal Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
8 Citations (Scopus)

Natural selection in cancer biology: From molecular snowflakes to trait hallmarks

Fortunato, A., Boddy, A., Mallo, D., Aktipis, C. A., Maley, C. & Pepper, J. W., Feb 1 2017, In : Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine. 7, 2, a029652.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Selection
Molecular Biology
Neoplasms
Pathology
Clonal Evolution

Sacredness as an implied threat of supernatural punishment: the case of need-based transfers

Cronk, L. & Aktipis, C. A., Apr 6 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Religion, Brain and Behavior. p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Punishment
Transfer (Psychology)
2016
12 Citations (Scopus)

Cooperation in an Uncertain World: For the Maasai of East Africa, Need-Based Transfers Outperform Account-Keeping in Volatile Environments

Aktipis, C. A., De Aguiar, R., Flaherty, A., Iyer, P., Sonkoi, D. & Cronk, L., Jun 1 2016, In : Human Ecology. 44, 3, p. 353-364 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eastern Africa
East Africa
debt
Umbilical Cord
Livestock
192 Citations (Scopus)

Pan-cancer analysis of the extent and consequences of intratumor heterogeneity

Andor, N., Graham, T. A., Jansen, M., Xia, L. C., Aktipis, C. A., Petritsch, C., Ji, H. P. & Maley, C., Jan 1 2016, In : Nature Medicine. 22, 1, p. 105-113 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tumors
Clone Cells
Neoplasms
Genes
Genomic Instability
9 Citations (Scopus)

Principles of cooperation across systems: From human sharing to multicellularity and cancer

Aktipis, C. A., Jan 1 2016, In : Evolutionary Applications. 9, 1, p. 17-36 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

insect colonies
cancer
neoplasms
Insects
Neoplasms
9 Citations (Scopus)

Resource conflict and cooperation between human host and gut microbiota: implications for nutrition and health

Wasielewski, H., Alcock, J. & Aktipis, C. A., May 1 2016, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1372, 1, p. 20-28 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrition
Health
Food
Nutrients
Inflammation
2015
16 Citations (Scopus)

An ecological measure of immune-cancer colocalization as a prognostic factor for breast cancer

Maley, C., Koelble, K., Natrajan, R., Aktipis, C. A. & Yuan, Y., Sep 22 2015, In : Breast Cancer Research. 17, 1, 131.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms
Histology
Biota
Tumor Microenvironment
81 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer across the tree of life: Cooperation and cheating in multicellularity

Aktipis, C. A., Boddy, A. M., Jansen, G., Hibner, U., Hochberg, M. E., Maley, C. & Wilkinson, G. S., Jul 19 2015, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370, 1673

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cancer
Personnel
neoplasms
Deregulation
Biomarkers
21 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer susceptibility and reproductive trade-offs: A model of the evolution of cancer defences

Boddy, A. M., Kokko, H., Breden, F., Wilkinson, G. S. & Aktipis, C. A., Jul 19 2015, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 370, 1673

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cancer
neoplasms
Neoplasms
Cell proliferation
Cells
22 Citations (Scopus)

Fetal microchimerism and maternal health: A review and evolutionary analysis of cooperation and conflict beyond the womb

Boddy, A. M., Fortunato, A., Wilson Sayres, M. & Aktipis, C. A., Oct 1 2015, In : BioEssays. 37, 10, p. 1106-1118 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chimerism
Mothers
Health
Physiology
Tissue
14 Citations (Scopus)
inclusive fitness
cancer
parental investment
neoplasms
Health
11 Citations (Scopus)

Modern reproductive patterns associated with estrogen receptor positive but not negative breast cancer susceptibility

Aktipis, C. A., Ellis, B. J., Nishimura, K. K. & Hiatt, R. A., Jan 1 2015, In : Evolution, Medicine and Public Health. 2015, 1, p. 52-74 23 p., eou028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Estrogen Receptors
breast neoplasms
cancer
Breast Neoplasms
meta-analysis
10 Citations (Scopus)

Need-based transfers on a network: A model of risk-pooling in ecologically volatile environments

Hao, Y., Armbruster, H., Cronk, L. & Aktipis, C. A., Jul 1 2015, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 36, 4, p. 265-273 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

herds
Survival
Survival Rate
interpersonal relationships
Eastern Africa
15 Citations (Scopus)
Communicable Diseases
Neoplasm Metastasis
Infection
Neoplasms
5 Citations (Scopus)

The status of evolutionary medicine education in North American medical schools

Hidaka, B. H., Asghar, A., Aktipis, C. A., Nesse, R. M., Wolpaw, T. M., Skursky, N. K., Bennett, K. J., Beyrouty, M. W. & Schwartz, M. D., 2015, In : BMC Medical Education. 15, p. 38 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Schools
Curriculum
Medicine
medicine
Education
2014
126 Citations (Scopus)

Is eating behavior manipulated by the gastrointestinal microbiota? Evolutionary pressures and potential mechanisms

Alcock, J., Maley, C. & Aktipis, C. A., Oct 1 2014, In : BioEssays. 36, 10, p. 940-949 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Feeding Behavior
Microbiota
Pressure
Food
Prebiotics
50 Citations (Scopus)

The animal nature of spontaneous human laughter

Bryant, G. A. & Aktipis, C. A., 2014, In : Evolution and Human Behavior. 35, 4, p. 327-335 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laughter
vocalization
acoustics
acoustic data
duration
2013
16 Citations (Scopus)

An evolutionary explanation for the presence of cancer nonstem cells in neoplasms

Sprouffske, K., Aktipis, C. A., Radich, J. P., Carroll, M., Nedelcu, A. M. & Maley, C., Jan 2013, In : Evolutionary Applications. 6, 1, p. 92-101 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cancer
neoplasms
Neoplastic Stem Cells
stem cells
tumor
73 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary foundations for cancer biology

Aktipis, C. A. & Nesse, R., Jan 2013, In : Evolutionary Applications. 6, 1, p. 144-159 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cancer
Biological Sciences
neoplasms
Neoplasms
natural selection
86 Citations (Scopus)

Life history trade-offs in cancer evolution

Aktipis, C. A., Boddy, A. M., Gatenby, R. A., Brown, J. S. & Maley, C., 2013, In : Nature Reviews Cancer. 13, 12, p. 883-892 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phenotype
Clonal Evolution
Neoplasms
Neoplastic Stem Cells
Fertility
2012
26 Citations (Scopus)

Dispersal evolution in neoplasms: The role of disregulated metabolism in the evolution of cell motility

Aktipis, C. A., Maley, C. & Pepper, J. W., Feb 2012, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 5, 2, p. 266-275 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell Movement
Neoplasms
Neoplasm Metastasis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Population
2011
47 Citations (Scopus)
Aptitude
Social Environment
Social Behavior
Social Conditions
organisms
52 Citations (Scopus)
Therapeutic Human Experimentation
relapse
Recurrence
therapeutics
neoplasms
3 Citations (Scopus)

Parental investment without kin recognition: Simple conditional rules for parent-offspring behavior

Aktipis, C. A. & Fernandez-Duque, E., May 2011, In : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 65, 5, p. 1079-1091 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kin recognition
parental investment
attachment behavior
altruism
rate
52 Citations (Scopus)

Risk-Pooling and Herd Survival: An Agent-Based Model of a Maasai Gift-Giving System

Aktipis, C. A., Cronk, L. & de Aguiar, R., Apr 2011, In : Human Ecology. 39, 2, p. 131-140 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gift
survivorship
livestock
viability
East Africa
2010
3 Citations (Scopus)

Choosing carbon mitigation strategies using ethical deliberation

Bendick, R., Dahlin, K. M., Smoliak, B. V., Kumler, L., Jones, S. J., Aktipis, C. A., Fugate, E., Hertog, R., Moberg, C. & Scott, D., Apr 2010, In : Weather, Climate, and Society. 2, 2, p. 140-147 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

deliberation
mitigation
carbon
stakeholder
climate change
3 Citations (Scopus)

Positive assortment for peer review

Aktipis, C. A. & Thompson-Schill, S. L., Oct 2010, In : Adaptive Behavior. 18, 5, p. 448-450 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peer Review
Costs and Cost Analysis
Manuscripts
Motivation
126 Citations (Scopus)

The ecology of entrainment: Foundations of coordinated rhythmic movement

Phillips-Silver, J., Aktipis, C. A. & Bryant, G. A., Sep 2010, In : Music Perception. 28, 1, p. 3-14 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ecology
Entrainment
Dance
Stimulus
Verbal Communication
2007
57 Citations (Scopus)

Modularity and the social mind: Are psychologists too self-ish?

Kurzban, R. & Aktipis, C. A., May 2007, In : Personality and Social Psychology Review. 11, 2, p. 131-149 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Psychology
2006
1 Citation (Scopus)

Introduction to the special issue on the evolution of cooperation

Aktipis, C. A., Sep 2006, In : Adaptive Behavior. 14, 3, p. 191-193 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Recognition memory and the evolution of cooperation: How simple strategies succeed in an agent-based world

Aktipis, C. A., Sep 2006, In : Adaptive Behavior. 14, 3, p. 239-247 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Environment
Psychological Adaptation
Population Density
Population
Recognition (Psychology)
2004
18 Citations (Scopus)

IS HOMO ECONOMICUS EXTINCT? VERNON SMITH, DANIEL KAHNEMAN AND THE EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE

Aktipis, C. A. & Kurzban, R. O., 2004, In : Advances in Austrian Economics. 7, p. 135-153 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economics
Homo economicus
Decision making
Evolutionary
Economists
152 Citations (Scopus)

Know when to walk away: Contingent movement and the evolution of cooperation

Aktipis, C. A., Nov 21 2004, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 231, 2, p. 249-260 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evolution of Cooperation
social environment
Social Environment
Automatic Data Processing
Walk