Sam Levin

Research Interests

I work broadly on evolutionary theory. I am interested in why organisms cooperate, how conflicts are resolved in nature, and the general principles of natural selection. My recent work has been on the origin of life (Levin and West 2017a; 2017b) and aliens (Levin et al. 2017). I have also done some experimental work on the social amoeba (Levin et al. 2015).

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Selected Publications

Levin, S. R., Brock, D. A., Queller, D. C., & Strassmann, J. E. (2015). Concurrent coevolution of intra‐organismal cheaters and resisters. Journal of evolutionary biology, 28(4), 756-765.
Levin, S. R., & West, S. A. (2017). The evolution of cooperation in simple molecular replicators. Proc. R. Soc. B (Vol. 284, No. 1864, p. 20171967).
Levin, S. R., Scott, T. W., Cooper, H. S., & West, S. A. (2017). Darwin's aliens. International Journal of Astrobiology, 1-9.
Levin, S. R., & West, S. A. (2017) Kin Selection in the RNA World.
Life 2017, 7(4), 53.
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