Steven A. Frank

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Donald Bren Professor & UCI Distinguished Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1987

Phone: (949)824-2244, 6006
Fax: (949) 824-2181

University of California, Irvine
3102 BS3
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Evolutionary genetics, host-parasite interactions
Academic Distinctions
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elected 2012
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Elected 2009
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1995
Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize, Society for the Study of Evolution, 1988
Young Investigator Prize, American Society of Naturalists, 1986
Frank, S. A. 2018. Measurement invariance explains the universal law of generalization for psychological perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (in press).
Frank, S. A. 2018. Evolutionary design of regulatory control. I. A robust control theory analysis of tradeoffs. bioRxiv doi:10.1101/332999.
Frank, S. A. 2018. Control Theory Tutorial: Basic Concepts Illustrated by Software Examples. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.
Frank, S. A. 2017. Universal expressions of population change by the Price equation: natural selection, information, and maximum entropy production. Ecology and Evolution 7:3381–3396.
Frank, S. A. 2016-2017. Puzzles in modern biology. I-V. [Series of five articles]. F1000Research.
Frank, S. A. 2016. The nature of cancer research. International Journal of Epidemiology 45:638-645.
Frank, S. A. 2011-2013. Natural selection. I-VII. [Series of seven articles]. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
Frank, S. A. 2010. Somatic evolutionary genomics: Mutations during development cause highly variable genetic mosaicism with risk of cancer and neurodegeneration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107:1725-1730.
Frank, S. A. 2009. The common patterns of nature. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:1563-1585.
Frank, S. A. 2007. Dynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance, and Evolution. Princeton University Press.
Frank, S. A. 2002. Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease. Princeton University Press.
Frank, S. A. 1998. Foundations of Social Evolution. Princeton University Press.
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