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Deena Emera

Author of She Will Survive (Sourcebooks)

Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, and Teacher

Deena Emera, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist in the Center for Reproductive Longevity and Equality at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Deena has a unique training and research background, with a bachelor’s from UC Berkeley in Integrative Biology and Middle Eastern Studies, a master’s from SFSU in Secondary Education, a master’s from NYU in Physical Anthropology, a Ph.D. from Yale in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Yale School of Medicine in Genetics.  She has published academic articles on a range of topics, including on the evolution of the brain, hand, and uterus. Much of her research has focused on the evolution of female biology, which is the subject of her book She Will Survive, forthcoming with Sourcebooks. Deena lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and four children.