Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Professor Plutynski is a historian and philosopher of biology and medicine. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy, and her M.A. in Biology from University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder (2018, OUP). Her main research has concerned the history of evolutionary biology, the role of modeling in science, and scientific explanation. Other research interests include precision oncology, cancer genomics, and risk communication in medicine.