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Dr. Corina Tarnita is Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Her research focuses on the dynamics of complex interactions and emergent phenomena in biological systems. Although her approach is mainly theoretical and combines evolutionary dynamics, evolutionary game theory and elements of network theory, her lab works in collaboration with experimental and field ecologists, molecular biologists and evolutionary biologists to integrate modeling and empirical work. Her group addresses questions ranging from multicellularity to social behaviors in bacteria, insects or humans, to the effects of population structure and spatial patterns on evolutionary and ecological dynamics, to mutualistic interactions especially in the context of multi-species networks of symbionts.