Steven Frank (biologist)

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Steven A. Frank (born 1957) is a professor of biology at the University of California, Irvine. His areas of expertise are evolutionary genetics, host-parasite interactions and social evolution. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1987.

Frank systematically provides copies of his scientific papers online, where they can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection in the spirit of the open access movement in scientific publishing.

Frank was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995, and received prizes from the Society for the Study of Evolution in 1988 and the American Society of Naturalists in 1986.


  • Foundations of Social Evolution. Princeton University Press, 1998.
  • Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease. Princeton University Press, 2002.
  • Dynamics of Cancer: Incidence, Inheritance, and Evolution. Princeton University Press, 2007.


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