Selected Publications

by Martin A. Nowak

Hauser, O.P., Hilbe, C., Chatterjee, K., & Nowak, M. A. (2019). Social dilemmas among unequals. Nature 572: 524–527. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1488-5 

Gruber, M., Bozic, I., Leshchiner, I., Livitz, D., Stevenson, K., Rassenti, L., Rosebrock, D., Taylor-Weiner, A., Olive, O., Goyetche, R., Fernandes, S.M., Sun, J., Stewart, C., Wong, A., Cibulskis, C., Zhang, W., Reiter, J.G., Gerold, J.M., Gribben, J.G., Rai, K.R., Keating, M.J., Brown, J.R., Neuberg, D., Kipps, T.J., Nowak, M.A., Getz, G. & C.J. Wu (2019). Growth dynamics in naturally progressing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Nature 570: 474–479. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1252-x  

Reiter, J. G., Makohon-Moore, A. P., Gerold, J. M., Heyde, A., Attiyeh, M. A., Kohutek, Z. A., Tokheim, C. J., Brown, A., DeBlasio, R. M., Niyazov, J., Zucker, A., Karchin, R., Zinkler, K. W., Iacobuzio-Donahue, C.A., Vogelstein, B. & Nowak, M.A. (2018). Minimal functional driver gene heterogeneity among untreated metastases. Science 361: 1033-1037. DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7171  PDF & SI

Makohon-Moore, A. P., Matsukuma, K., Zhang, M., Reiter, J. G., Gerold, J. M., Jiao, Y., Sikkema, L., Attiyeh, M. A., Yachida, S., Sandone, C., Hruban, R. H., Klimstra, D. S., Papadopoulos, N., Nowak, M. A., Kinzler, K. W., Vogelstein, B. & C.A. Iacobuzio-Donahue (2018). Precancerous neoplastic cells can move through the pancreatic ductal system. Nature 561: 201–205. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0481-8  PDF & SI

Hilbe, C., Šimsa, Š., Chatterjee, K. & Nowak, M. A. (2018). Evolution of cooperation in stochastic games. Nature 559: 246-249. DOI10.1038/s41586-018-0277-x  PDF SI

Hilbe, C., Chatterjee, K., & Nowak, M. A. (2018). Partners and rivals in direct reciprocity. Nat. Hum. Behav. 2: 469–477. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-018-0320-9  PDF SI

Noble C., Olejarz,  J., Esvelt, K., Church, G., Nowak, M. A. (2017). Evolutionary dynamics of CRISPR gene drives. Sci. Adv. 3: e1601964. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601964  PDF & SI

Allen, B., Lippner,  G., Chen, Y.T., Fotouhi,  B., Momeni, N., Yau, S.T., Nowak, M. A. (2017). Evolutionary dynamics on any population structure. Nature 544: 227–230. DOI: 10.1038/nature21723  PDF & SI

Landau, D., Tausch, E., Taylor-Weiner, A. N., Stewart, C., Reiter, J. G., Bahlo, J., Kluth, S., Bozic, I., Lawrence, M., Böttcher, S., Carter, S. L., Cibulskis, K., Mertens, D., Sougnez, C. L., Rosenberg, M., Hess, J. M., Edelmann, J., Kless, S., Kneba, M., Ritgen, M., A., Fischer, K., Gabriel, S., Lander, E. S., Nowak, M. A., Döhner, H., Hallek, M., Neuberg, D., Getz, G., Stilgenbauer S. & C. J. Wu (2015). Mutations driving CLL and their evolution in progression and relapse. Nature 526: 525-530. DOI: 10.1038/nature15395  PDF & SI

Waclaw, B., Bozic,  I., Pittman, M.E., Rhuban, R.H., Vogelstein,  B., Nowak, M. A. (2015). A spatial model predicts that dispersal and cell turnover limit intratumour heterogeneity. Nature 525: 261-264. DOI: 10.1038/nature14971  PDF & SI

Hauser, O.P., Rand, D.G., Peysakhovich, A., Nowak, M. A. (2014). Cooperating with the future. Nature 511: 220-223. DOI: 10.1038/nature13530   PDF & SI

Rand, D.G., Nowak, M. A. (2013). Human cooperation. Trends Cog. Sci. 17: 413-425. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.06.003  PDF

Bozic, I., Reiter,  J.G.,  Allen, B., Antal, T., Chatterjee, K., Shah, P., Moon, Y.S., Yaqubie, A., Kelly, N., Le, D.T., Lipson, E.J., Chapman, P.B., Diaz Jr., L.A., Vogelstein, B., Nowak, M. A. (2013). Evolutionary dynamics of cancer in response to targeted combination therapy. eLife 2: e00747. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.00747  PDF

Diaz Jr., L.A., Williams, R.T., Wu, J., Kinde, I., Hecht, J.R., Berlin, J., Allen, B., Bozic, I., Reiter, J.G., Nowak, M. A., Kinzler, K.W., Oliner, K.S., Vogelstein, B. (2012). The molecular evolution of acquired resistance to targeted EGFR blockade in colorectal cancers. Nature 486: 537-540. DOI: 10.1038/nature11219  PDF & SI

Nowak, M. A.(2012). Evolving cooperation. J. Theor. Biol. 299: 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.01.014  PDF

Rand, D.G., Greene, J.D., Nowak, M. A. (2012). Spontaneous giving and calculated greed. Nature 489: 427-430. DOI: 10.1038/nature11467  PDF & SI

Rosenbloom, D.I.S., Hill, A.L., Rabi, S.A., Siliciano, R.F., Nowak, M. A. (2012). Antiretroviral dynamics determines HIV evolution and predicts therapy outcome. Nat. Med. 18: 1378-1385. DOI: 10.1038/nm.2892  PDF & SI

Michel, J.B., Shen, Y.K., Presser Aiden, A., Veres, A., Gray, M.K., The Google Books Team, Pickett, J.P., Hoiberg, D., Clancy, D., Norvig, P., Orwant, J., Pinker, S., Nowak, M. A.Lieberman Aiden, E. (2011). Quantitative analysis of culture using millions of digitized books. Science 331: 176-182. DOI: 10.1126/science.1199644  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Highfield, R. (2011). SuperCooperators: Why We Need Each Other to Succeed. Simon & Schuster

Yachida, S., Jones, S., Bozic, I., Antal, T., Leary, R., Fu, B., Kamiyama, M., Hruban, R.H., Eshleman, J.R., Nowak, M. A., Velculescu, V.E., Kinzler, K.W., Vogelstein, B., Iacobuzio-Donahue, C.A. (2010). Distant metastasis occurs late during the genetic evolution of pancreatic cancer. Nature 467: 1114–1117. DOI: 10.1038/nature09515  PDF & SI

Ohtsuki, H., Iwasa, Y., Nowak, M. A. (2009). Indirect reciprocity provides only a narrow margin of efficiency for costly punishment. Nature 457: 79-82. DOI: 10.1038/nature07601 PDF & SI

Rand D.G., Dreber, A., Ellingsen, T., Fudenberg, D., Nowak, M. A. (2009). Positive interactions promote public cooperation. Science 325: 1272-1275. DOI: 10.1126/science.1177418 PDF 

Dreber, A., Rand, D.G., Fudenberg, D., Nowak, M. A. (2008). Winners don't punish. Nature 452: 348-351. DOI: 10.1038/nature06723  PDF & SI

Nowak, M. A., Ohtsuki, H. (2008). Prevolutionary dynamics and the origin of evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105: 14924-14927. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0806714105  PDF

Hauert C., Traulsen, A., Brandt, H., Nowak, M. A., Sigmund, K.(2007). Via freedom to coercion: The emergence of costly punishment. Science 316: 1905-1907. DOI: 10.1126/science.1141588  PDF

Lieberman E., Michel, J.B., Jackson, J., Tang, T., Nowak, M. A. (2007). Quantifying the evolutionary dynamics of language. Nature 449: 713-716. DOI: 10.1038/nature06137  PDF & SI

Nowak, M. A.(2006). Five rules for the evolution of cooperation. Science 314: 1560-1563. DOI: 10.1126/science.1133755  PDF

Nowak, M. A. (2006). Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Equations of Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Excerpt, Nature review, Science review, R.R. Hawkins Award)

Ohtsuki, H., Hauert, C., Lieberman, E., Nowak, M. A. (2006). A simple rule for the evolution of cooperation on graphs and social networks. Nature 441: 502-505. DOI: 10.1038/nature04605  PDF & SI

Lieberman E., Hauert, C., Nowak, M. A. (2005). Evolutionary dynamics on graphs. Nature 433: 312-316. DOI: 10.1038/nature03204  PDF & SI

Michor F., Hughes, T.P., Iwasa, Y., Branford, S., Shah, N.P., Sawyers, C.L., Nowak, M. A. (2005). Dynamics of chronic myeloid leukemia. Nature 435: 1267-1270. DOI: 10.1038/nature03669  PDF & SI

Nowak, M. A., Sigmund, K. (2005). Evolution of indirect reciprocity. Nature 437: 1291-1298. DOI: 10.1038/nature04131  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Michor, F., Iwasa, Y. (2004). Evolutionary dynamics of tumor suppressor gene inactivation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 101: 10635-10638. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0400747101  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Sasaki, A., Taylor, C., Fudenberg, D. (2004). Emergence of cooperation and evolutionary stability in finite populations. Nature 428: 646-650. DOI: 10.1038/nature02414  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Sigmund, K. (2004). Evolutionary dynamics of biological games. Science 303: 793-799. DOI: 10.1126/science.1093411  PDF

Wei X., Decker, J.M., Wang, S., Hui, H., Kappes, J.C., Xiaoyun, W., Salazar, J.F., Salazar, M.G., Kilby, J.M., Saag, M.S., Komarova, N.L., Nowak, M. A., Hahn, B.H., Kwong, P.D., Shaw, G.M. (2003). Antibody neutralization and escape by HIV-1. Nature 422: 307-312. DOI: 10.1038/nature01470  PDF & SI

Nowak, M. A., Komarova, N.L., Niyogi, P. (2002). Computational and evolutionary aspects of language. Nature 417: 611-617. DOI: 10.1038/nature00771  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Komarova, N.L., Sengupta, A., Jallepalli, P.F., Shih, I.M., Vogelstein, B., Lengauer, C. (2002). The role of chromosomal instability in tumor initiation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99: 16226-16231. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.202617399  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Komarova, N.L., Niyogi, P. (2001). Evolution of universal grammar. Science 291: 114-118. DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5501.114  PDF

Nowak, M. A., May, R.M. (2000). Virus Dynamics: Mathematical Principles of Immunology and Virology. Oxford University Press.

Nowak, M. A., Page, K.M., Sigmund, K.(2000). Fairness versus reason in the ultimatum game. Science 289: 1773-1775. DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5485.1773  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Plotkin, J.B., Jansen V.A.A. (2000). The evolution of syntactic communication. Nature 404: 495-498. DOI: 10.1038/35006635 PDF

Nowak, M. A., Krakauer, D. (1999). The evolution of language. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96: 8028-8033. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.96.14.8028  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Sigmund, K. (1998). Evolution of indirect reciprocity by image scoring. Nature 393: 573-577. DOI: 10.1038/31225  PDF

Bonhoeffer, S., May, R.M.Shaw, G.M., Nowak, M. A. (1997). Virus dynamics and drug therapy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 94: 6971-6976. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.94.13.6971 PDF

Nowak, M. A., Boerlijst, M.C., Cooke, J., Maynard Smith, J. (1997). Evolution of genetic redundancy. Nature 388: 167-171. DOI: 10.1038/40618 PDF

Nowak, M. A., Bangham, C.R.M. (1996). Population dynamics of immune responses to persistent viruses. Science 272: 74-79. DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5258.74 PDF

Nowak, M. A., Bonhoeffer, S., Hill, A.M., Boehme, R., Thomas, H.C., McDade, H. (1996). Viral dynamics in hepatitis B virus infection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93: 4398-4402. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.93.9.4398  PDF

Nowak, M. A., May, R.M., Phillips, R.E., Rowland-Jones, S., Lalloo, D.G., McAdam, S., Klenerman, P., Köppe, B., Sigmund, K., Bangham, C.R.M., McMichael, A.J. (1995). Antigenic oscillations and shifting immunodominance in HIV-1 infections. Nature 375: 606-611. DOI: 10.1038/375606a0  PDF

Wei, X., Ghosh, S.K., Taylor, M.E., Johnson, V.A., Emini, E.A, Deutsch, P., Lifson, J.D., Bonhoeffer, S., Nowak, M. A., Hahn, B.H., Saag, M.S., Shaw, G.M. (1995). Viral dynamics in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. Nature 373: 117-122. DOI: 10.1038/373117a0  PDF

Nowak, M. A., May, R.M. (1994). Superinfection and the evolution of parasite virulence. Proc. Royal Soc. B 255: 81-89. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1994.0012  PDF

Tilman, D., May, R.M., Lehman, C.L., Nowak, M. A. (1994). Habitat destruction and the extinction debt. Nature 371: 65-66. DOI: 10.1038/371065a0   PDF

Nowak, M. A., Sigmund, K. (1993). A strategy of win-stay, lose-shift that outperforms tit for tat in the Prisoner's Dilemma game. Nature 364: 56-58. DOI: 10.1038/364056a0   PDF

Nowak, M. A., May, R.M. (1992). Evolutionary games and spatial chaos. Nature 359: 826-829. DOI: 10.1038/359826a0 PDF

Nowak, M. A., Sigmund, K. (1992). Tit for tat in heterogeneous populations. Nature 355: 250-253. DOI: 10.1038/355250a0  PDF

Nowak, M. A., Anderson,  R.M., McLean, A.R., Wolfs, T.F.W., Goudsmit, J., May, R.M. (1991). Antigenic diversity thresholds and the development of AIDS. Science 254: 963-369. DOI: 10.1126/science.1683006 PDF

 

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