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Welcome to the Akçay lab website. We are in the Department of Biology at University of Pennsylvania, located in Lynch labs, second floor.

The lab is interested in a variety of topics in theoretical biology, all having to do with the evolution of complex biological and social organization. We work on how individuals with conflicting interests evolve to cooperate with each other, in contexts varying from plant-microbe mutualisms to animal and human behavior.

The lab is affiliated with the Evolution Cluster, the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, and the Social and Cultural Evolution Working Group (SCEW) at Penn.

Please follow the links above for detailed description of our research interests and opportunities for joining the lab.

You can also email Erol Akçay at eakcay@sas.upenn.edu or follow him on twitter: @akcayerol.