Asher Leeks

I study social evolution in viruses. Although not traditionally considered social organisms, viruses are in highly social. Every aspect of the viral lifecycle can be influenced by social interactions, from replication with a cell to transmission between hosts. I use social evolution theory to understand how these interactions evolve and to predict their clinical consequences.

I am currently a JSMF postdoctoral fellow in the Turner Lab at Yale University. Previously, I studied at the University of Oxford with Professor Stuart West and Professor Ashleigh Griffin. For details about my research, please see my Research page.